March 14th, 2013

criminal minds reid mathematics

please please please let me get what i want


I'm going to tell you my favorite clean joke. It goes like this:

In the rest of the world, when they say Yankee, they mean somebody from North America. In North America, when they say Yankee, they mean somebody from the USA. In the USA, when they say Yankee, they mean somebody from above the Mason-Dixon line. Above the Mason-Dixon line, when they say Yankee, they mean somebody who lives in the Northeast. In the Northeast, when they say Yankee (if they're not talking about the sportsball team) they mean somebody from New England.

And in New England, when they say Yankee, they mean somebody who eats pie for breakfast.

I eat pie for breakfast.

When I celebrated my first Thanksgiving in Las Vegas in 1999, the single thing that made me most homesick for New England was the pie. You see, here in the Northeast, pie is made of fruit or vegetables or both (strawberry rhubarb, mmm) or sometimes meat and vegetables and gravy (chicken pot pie, mm...) and it's baked in a pastry crust. Confronted with a chocolate cream pie made with instant pudding and a crust of crushed up Oreos...

I'm sure it's very nice.

But it's not pi.

We're having pumpkin and bumbleberry pi tonight. What are you having?

In any case, the Boskone Blog is celebrating Pi Day with recipes and anecdotes, including one from me. Why not head over there and check it out?

writing rengeek magpie mind

you go out at night with your headphones on. again.

I mentioned this briefly in the last post, and I think I'll mention it again, because I could not be more thrilled: Scott's handed in the final revisions on The Republic of Thieves, and its publication date is set for October 10th 2013 in the UK and October 8th 2013 in the US.

I know it's been a long wait, but it's really for reals happening now, and it would take the Heat Death of the Universe to stop it. I was actually in the room when he emailed the final manuscript in. (Yes, I am a lucky bitch. And my boyfriend is a genius. I noticed. And I'm so pleased and proud you'd think it was one of my own books.)


Hell, I want to hold a copy of this book in my hands just for the cover art.

That boy I like can write some, that's for sure.

In other and more immediate news, and speaking of being proud and pleased and writing it myself--I seem to have a book coming out too. My author copies of Shattered Pillars arrived on Tuesday with a thump against the porch. I have proof!

Actually, I have something beyond proof--I have actual copies!

I've been sniffing it ever since.

It goes on sale next Tuesday, the 19th. And I kind of wish I had time to enjoy it, but I'm on deadline for Metatropolis III: Electric Boogalee* currently. And that basically takes precedence over everything, especially since I'm writing something Highly Plotty and those Go Slow.

So back at it now.




*Actual title: Metatropolis III: Green Space, starring Jay Lake, Ken Scholes, Karl Schroeder, Mary Robinette Kowal, Seanan McGuire, and, er, me.

can't sleep books will eat me

oh god i fell for you

What I've read so far this year:

1) Caitlin Kittredge, Bone Gods
2) Donna Andrews, Swan for the Money
3) Cleo Coyle, The Decaffeinated Corpse
4) Jon Armstrong, Yarn
5) Barbara Neely, Blanche Passes Go
6) Kathryn Stockett, The Help
7) Gina Robinson, The Spy Who Left Me
8) Wesley Chu, The Lives of Tao
9) Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois, Unicorns
10) Harry Connolly, King Khan
11) Tanya Huff, Smoke and Shadows
12) Scott Lynch, The Republic of Thieves
13) Michael Moss, Salt Sugar Fat
14) Gerry Alanguilan, Elmer
15) Steven Brust and Skyler White, The Incrementalists
16) Patricia Briggs, Dragon Blood

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