Can you tell I've been watching the "Valley Girl" extras from the HOUSE S2 DVDs?
Anyway, look at the shiny pretty thing that is Writely
! I've been wanting something like this for ages!
Other super-nifty things include the very exciting news, kindly mailed to me by Hottt Cheryl
(do I have the right number of t's? I've lost track of how many she's earned, now), that naominovik
's wonderful (wonderful, wonderful
, and did I say, WONDERFUL?) Temeraire
books have been optioned by Peter Jackson. In spite of the fact that I hated PJ's LotR, I am enough of an optimist to think he might do a good job with the project.
I was going to write a whole separate entry, maybe over on my otherwise useless Vox blog, reviewing His Majesty's Dragon
's delightful Tooth and Claw
, as they are both fantasy novels about dragons and both strongly influenced by nineteenth-century literature, and much could be said about either of them. However, I would rather give both books my endorsement now, however briefly, than wait for an opportunity to wax eloquent about them that may well never come. So here is my review:
I didn't think books about dragons could get any better than Tooth and Claw
, but Temeraire
a.k.a. His Majesty's Dragon
in particular is the most delightful thing to happen to me in a literary sense since I read The Beekeeper's Apprentice
(and we all know what came of that
). Anyway, both Walton's book and Novik's are superb. If you haven't read them, GO NOW.