Hey, everybody. It’s been a while.
You go away from easy Internet access for a week and somebody hacks your dang MySpace. For any of y’all who got bulletins from “me” alerting you to the latest horizontal hijinks of a young lady who I will not name, who is famous for being famous, please accept my sincere apologies. I’ve totally changed my password and reestablished ownership. I think.
It was a very bookish ambiguous winter holiday. I have just added to my obsessive LibraryThing catalog the following:
- The Points of my Compass: Letters from the East, the West, the North, the South, by E.B. White
- The Sound I Saw, by Roy Decarava
- Moomin: the Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip
- Strange Landscape: A Journey Through the Middle Ages, by Christopher Frayling
- The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science, by Natalie Angier
- The Edwardians, by Vita Sackville-West
- Washed Up: the curious journeys of flotsam and jetsam, by Skye Moody
Some of them came from the several good used bookstores along US 101 between Lincoln City and Newport, one of which has this excellent poster:
Two of them came from the Visitor Center at the Hatfield Marine Science Center, which I highly recommend. We also purchased a fine rubber octopus, learned a bit about Antarctic whale research, and I took a few pictures. Here’s one:
Some fish you don’t need to work at all to anthropomorphize.
Last but not least! The other thing I did while away from the ever-enticing Internet was to finish writing my story for the Comic Book Tattoo anthology, which a few of you may have heard about already — it’s coming out this summer from Image Comics, and all the stories are inspired by Tori Amos songs. I don’t think I’m allowed to say yet which song is mine, but I’m extremely psyched about the story and the project as a whole.
Happy end of 2007 and beginning of 2008!