Monthly Archives: October 2010

two things about me

Two things about me. I. In responding to Jonquil’s post about Sherwood Smith’s new book Coronets and Steel a few days ago, I realized what it is I like about Sherwood’s books and a lot of my other favorites as … Continue reading

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in Taipei

The long trip to Taiwan went unexpectedly qiuckly, even including the four trains to get there. I think I’ve gotten to the point where I can just step back inside my head and let it all wash over me, and … Continue reading

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At Schiphol

After all that I actually got to the airport a bit early – about three hours ahead of my flight. The trickiest part was getting to the station – luckily they had a spot to cross through the runners that … Continue reading

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7 months of separation ends TOMORROW

Well, really Monday evening by the time I get off the plane. It’s just a very looooong tomorrow. I feel like I should be doing something to mark having the bed to myself for the last time tonight (last time … Continue reading

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aw, *crap*

Good thing I checked the train schedule tonight. Apparently they’re doing a big test tomorrow of a special winter storm schedule – instead of the trains going on their normal runs they would be doing a bunch of shorter ones … Continue reading

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figured it out, for once!

The hard part of packing for a trip, for me, has always been figurin out what books and what knitting to take. The Kindle (and pinch-hitter iPad) solved the former – just take them all! – but the latter was … Continue reading

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a welcome addition to the staff

First, good news in the world of juvenile / YA fantasy: Ingrid Law (author of Savvy) and Laurel Snyder (of Any Which Wall) both have new books out. Law’s Scumble is set in the same family as Savvy but twenty … Continue reading

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Wahhhhhhhhh!

My Kindle just went splat, down onto the tiled bathroom floor and of course it was face-down rather than face up where it would have been cushioned by the nice leather cover. I have the money to get a new … Continue reading

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half done with the hectic part, in the storm’s eye this week

Mom’s gone, having more or less driven me nuts for a week and a half. But in fairness, she has a lot of good points too; how many people do you know who, on being taken on the wrong train … Continue reading

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home and moved (Actually, that title is better in Dutch: “thuis en verhuisd”)

We’re back from London, where we rode the London Eye (again, blah, I never understand why it attracts such crowds – though I kind of do understand why it attracts my mother, who has a bit of fear of heights … Continue reading

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