Only a few more days of break and then back to school on January 8. I’m already working on syllabi, of course, and hope to have them done by the end of the day. Since I no longer allow myself to be overwhelmed with social obligations during the holidays, I tend to be able to relax and do a lot of reading. I finished a number of books, which I have dutifully reviewed on Goodreads.
Two surprises came for me at the end of the year. I made two end-of-the-year lists. I think it may be the first time it’s ever happened to me. And both were lists of ‘good’ things. I know that’s never happened to me. So, for the first blog of the new year, I’m gonna put up a couple of links.
First, over at Adventures Fantastic, Keith West put up a blog entitled “2013: An Assessment.” How neat it was to see my name about halfway down, and the mention of my 2013 titles “The Machineries of Mars” and “Under the Ember Star.” Thanks, Keith! Glad you liked ‘em.
Second, on Wednesday, Sandra Seamans posted her “Top Ten Story Picks for 2013” on her blog, and “Eye Spy” by this Charles Gramlich guy popped up. Wow, that was published way back early on in 2013 and I’d almost forgotten about it. Cool to see that someone remembered it. Thanks, Sandra!
And now, time to run some errands before I get to work on my syllabi. Maybe I’ll grab a burger while I’m out. Hope you are all enjoying a great 2014 so far.