A Return

So, I’ve been bad. I know the 3(?) of you who read this don’t really mind if I can’t update this thing daily, somehow you find a way to struggle on. Big things are coming though. I have a little report to do of my trip to Oregon (with pictures) which will include my experiences inside a great second hand book store in Eugene. I submitted my review of Mainspring to Steampunk Magazine but have not heard back from them… If I never do and it isn’t included in the third issue I’ll post it here. The short version is you can skip it, if you need details stay tuned. If you must have something to read pick up the Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, its author won the Pulitzer for a good reason. Right now I’m in the middle of A.J. Jacobs’ Year of Living Biblically, which isn’t out yet and is somewhat humorous now. I’m hoping it picks up a little. Jacobs’ wrote The Know-It-All (I’m not linking that as I’m not reading it, you have all the information you need to find it yourself). I’ve also just begun Friar Diego de Landa’s Yucatan: Before and After the Conquest, one of the few contemporary resources we have on Mayan beliefs and practices before the Spanish tried to destroy their culture. I know that Proust and Pullman keep getting pushed down and I feel bad about it, but what can I do? I only have so much time with which to read and my varied interests keep me bouncing around.

One of the books I picked up from the used book store was a collection of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. These are the unedited, pre-disneyified ones. I am sure I can mine that for a few good postings. Other things going on, and I have to come up with some sort of novel idea as NaNoWriMo is coming up soon, too soon. This year I really want to give it a try and put some effort into it. I also have a great idea for ScriptFrenzy, but it appears I missed it this year, that is good. It’ll give my idea some time to simmer. I’ll share the promotional voice-over from the movie preview with you though; “In the future, war will be fought, in the past”! So good I know. I amaze even myself, sometimes. That is enough rambling, real content to follow soon (fingers crossed)

You’re my brown (blue) eyed girl

Author: Jonathon

Would rather be out swimming, running, or camping. Works in state government. Spent a youth reading genre-fiction; today, he is making up for it by reading large quantities of non-fiction literature. The fact that truth, in every way, is more fascinating than fiction still tickles him.

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