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I fail at holidays, so I have no timely New Year's post full of resolutions and thoughtful looks back at the year that was, or anything of that sort. I did, however, finish revising Chapter Eight of Knife (although it feels like a bit of a cheat, since I am splitting the original much-too-long chapter into two, so technically I'm only half finished). And that makes me happy, because it means I am still on schedule to get this puppy -- er, faery -- finished and back on my editor's desk by the end of February.

Meanwhile, I have been reading the last four Artemis Fowl books at a frightening pace, which is funny because I really didn't care at all for the premise or the execution when I read the first book, but I did develop a teeny tiny nagging litcrush on Artemis (shut up) and eventually I broke down and decided to find out what happened to him. And now I may kind of ship Artemis/Holly, in a deranged May-December way (yeah, yeah, I know, SHUT UP).

We also watched Amazing Grace on the weekend. Good film, that, and Ioan Gruffydd puts in a highly commendable performance. It even had extra bonus coolness in the form of Nicholas Farrell and Ciaran Hinds, although I was embarrassed to discover during the credits that I was incapable of telling Albert Finney and Michael Gambon apart. (At one point I actually wondered if Gambon were playing both Newton and Fox, but dismissed that as being too stupid.)

Apart from that... there isn't a whole lot else to say. Except that I do have one New Year's resolution after all: I have decided not to harsh anyone else's squee. If you think that you can therefore deduce my opinion of certain recent books, TV shows and/or movies by what I have not posted about them, you may be onto something. (Unless you were thinking about this season of House, which I have in fact been enjoying very much, so there.)

Man, I am boring these days. I apologize to all of you who were expecting actual content.

*skulks away*

Date: 2008-01-01 04:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lydaclunas.livejournal.com
whyfor do you not come online?

Glad to hear about the Knife progress though!

Date: 2008-01-01 06:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] harriet-wimsey.livejournal.com
I just watched Amazing Grace tonight! I enjoyed it very much, and I agree that Finney and Gambon were kind of difficult to tell apart.

Happy New Year! I look forward to the day I can read Knife for myself.

Date: 2008-01-01 01:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] newport2newport.livejournal.com
Happy, Happy New Year!

Date: 2008-01-01 03:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fandoria.livejournal.com
Good job on sticking with your revision schedule!

Date: 2008-01-01 05:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jmprince.livejournal.com
Actually, I found this post to be quite funny. Maybe there's something wrong with me? Am I broken, or are you funny?

Date: 2008-01-01 06:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunsethill.livejournal.com
I loved Amazing Grace, too. It was slow, but they did a wonderful job of actually making a movie out of the material. It really did rest on incredible performances by the actors.

Date: 2008-01-02 01:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] camillofan.livejournal.com
I have decided not to harsh anyone else's squee.

I find this sentence to be a thing of wonder. It is, in fact, my new earworm-- for which I will undoubtedly hate you tomorrow, but at the moment I am too dazed.

* harsh anyone's squee * harsh anyone's squee * harsh anyone's squee *

Date: 2008-01-02 01:10 am (UTC)
infiniteviking: A stern eagle staring at the camera. (5)
From: [personal profile] infiniteviking
Yay for keeping to your schedule! ^__^

Heh... I was glad to see there was a fourth Artemis book. The third, after all the characters' history, was too sad an ending.

Date: 2008-01-02 04:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snickelish.livejournal.com
(Unless you were thinking about this season of House, which I have in fact been enjoying very much, so there.)

I have, too, and I miss your brief-but-pithy comments. You should make some. :)

Date: 2008-01-08 11:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] m-stiefvater.livejournal.com
Okay. I'll have to try them again. I read the first one, and while it was okay, I wasn't wildly running for the bookstore for the next one. But it wouldn't be the first time a book improved on the second read.


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