Milestones

It’s been a very busy and exciting week. Here are a few reasons why:   That’s Inge declaring ownership of the box in which a copy of my (giant) dissertation is sitting. The diss. is with my committee members now, and we’re working on scheduling a defense in late April. There’s still work to do,…

A meme

It’s been forever since I’ve done a meme like this, but I’ve seen this book meme circulating and I’m brain-fried enough to need some structure for my content this evening. So! The book I am reading: I’m about 3/4 of the way through The Ambassadors, which I’d tried once before and hadn’t gotten into. I…

The Agony Column

Still finishing up some dissertation business, but I had to pop in here to share this: a printed collection of The Agony Column of the Times, 1800-1870, from 1881. These are amazing — half are written in code, and the other half are just mysterious and strange. Highly recommended if you want entertainment or inspiration…

Whew.

Just to get this out of the way: paperback giveaway! Go to it! I have brain-drain from lots of dissertation chapter editing, so it’s mostly links tonight: Paul Ford on the fundamental question of the Internet: why wasn’t I consulted? Advice about writing workshops from USC professors. The last unknown victims of the Triangle Waist…

Body talk

I love doing giveaways on Goodreads — there’s something delightful about watching the number tick up as more people enter. Right now the giveaway’s only actually been accessible for three days, I think, and more than 360 people have requested the book. (Last year’s ARC giveaway got up to over 1000, I think.) I’d rather…

‘Alcestis’ paperback giveaway!

I have a nice big box of Alcestis paperbacks from my publisher, so I’ve decided to give away three copies on Goodreads. Goodreads Book Giveaway Alcestis by Katharine Beutner Giveaway ends March 15, 2011. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win To enter to win a copy, just log on to Goodreads and…

There and back again

That was a busy week! Two cross-half-the-country trips, both overnight, and I somehow managed to avoid the worst snarls of weather-related travel drama. But I’m very glad to be back in Austin, where it’s supposed to hit 70 this weekend. Texas, sometimes I love you a lot. I keep tagging things to post here and…

Paperback birthday

Today is the official release of Alcestis in paperback! In the year since the hardback release, I’ve: had a book launch party (photos here) read at a college read in Ashland, Oregon, met with a book club there, and filmed an interview/reading with a local book TV program read at Wiscon read at ArmadilloCon in…