Time to blow the dust off this blog, if only to indicate that yes, I am still alive. I just have been posting my thoughts mostly to other places lately. Here’s a sampling:
- The Gingerbread House by Carin Gerhardsen
- Last Will by Liza Marklund
- Viral by James Lilliefors
- Sail of Stone by Ake Edwardson
- The Caller by Karin Fossum
- Before the Poison by Peter Robinson
I wrote a short feature about the Elsevier boycott for American Libraries.
I’ve been writing weekly for Inside Higher Ed, under the header “Library Babel Fish.” IHE is a great place to mouth off about things. The commenting community there is unusually civil and smart. I also write once a month or so for Library Journal’s Peer to Peer Review. I had been doing it weekly, but writing two columns weekly used up all my ideas and then some.
So this is a lousy excuse for a blog post, but I was feeling both bad about neglecting it and unable to think of anything new to say.
Oh, I am working on some fiction, too, but writing very s l o w l y. I did get a short story (first one I’ve ever attempted) in Writes of Spring edited by two of the best book people in the world, Pat and Gary of Once Upon a Crime. They had a lovely party to celebrate the anthology and their store’s anniversary.
So that’s what I’ve been doing in my free time. I’ll be back to blow the dust off again one of these days.
photo courtesy of tavarua