Monthly Archives: January 2005

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

by Susanna Clarke This is an awesome book. Just awesome. Imagine if traditional fantasy magic reappeared in Napoleonic Britan and Jane Austen (or any of the great, witty 19th century novelists) wrote about it.

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Review up

My review of Hide and Seek is up. Yay!

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So I’ve been pondering my blogroll(s). I have my blogroll here, and I have my BlogLines RSS aggregator collection of Blogs I read. They don’t overlap much. For a while, my BlogRoll was all the blogs I read on a … Continue reading



Not at all what I expected. I guess I’m kind of flattered, really.



\EK-stur-payt\, transitive verb: 1. To pull up by the stem or root. 2. To destroy completely. 3. To remove by surgery. Those of us who are fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s books may find ourselves overcome with the desire to extirpate … Continue reading


Unconscious Mutterings

This week’s Unconscious Mutterings

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Merch review up

I have no idea if my review of “The Merchant of Venice” will run in its entirety in the paper. It’s frickin’ long, mostly because I couldn’t figure out a way to include everything I wanted to say in fewer … Continue reading

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“Dracula: The Series” was a great show. OK, a greatly cheesy show, but I loved it. It was on in the 1990-1991 season. it ran 21 episodes. I adored it. It’s out on DVD. And the fanfic list I run … Continue reading

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Unconscious Mutterings

This week’s Unconscious Mutterings: Material world::We are living in a… Satin sheets::black Blizzard::Dairy Queen Real estate::Agent Dress up::little kids Wesley::Crusher Robber::mask Saliva::Dentist Slave::Master Shift::key

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2004 Mix Disc

So Rich has this thing goin’ on where you make a mix CD to sum up 2004. Well, two discs, actually – one of music new to you and one of music that just came out. My life doesn’t revolve … Continue reading

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