mazzy star – fade into you
as you can tell, i just discovered YOUTUBE! how exciting especially since i barely listen to music (it hurts my ears). so i will occasionally post a song as a soundtrack to these posts! this song is dedicated to the one who understand the impossible blue.
this weekend was a bit hectic, was working hard to finish a review, and am just about done! it was quite difficult because the work has so many levels … looking at how others reviewed the book only confirmed the difficulty. anyways, i found an interesting angle into the work, so hopefully it will be picked up somewhere.
i also finished reading Pratt’s Imperial Eyes, which i highly recommend. and read a new Tinfish chapbook called Aching for Mango Friends by Jacinta Galea’i (a samoan writer). it is an excerpt from a novel-in-verse…or a cross-genre novel / poem … i recommend it also, and that will be the next book i review in november.
i’m so glad this month is coming to an end…was so busy with work and the chapbooks so i am glad both things are slowing down. received the first checks, and the books will be out in the mail tomorrow! i hope everyone who ordered and supported this endeavor enjoys the work! we are doing another set of chapbooks for january, which i will promote a little more in november (for a sneak preview, check out barbara’s blog).
november though, will also be busy. there are 2 contests i am entering, 1 fellowship, AND 1 grad school application, and a few places i want to submit. at least work will have slowed down! and i have a week off of work for THANKSGIVING!
some bad news is that i have decided not to go to Kenya in December … even with the scholarship, it was just isnt financially feasible for me at this time. perhaps if i hadnt spend all my money in St Petersburg this summer, i wouldve been able to go. i am going to ask the director if they can hold the scholarship for next year, which will give me enough time to save up. more bad news, for me anyways, is that my girlfriend had enough miles to get a free airline ticket so she is going to Kenya (she got the scholarship also, but in fiction). she was very supportive when i went to russia in the summer, and i am very supportive of her going to Kenya, but i will miss her and be all by myself for two weeks in december ;(
anyways, i hope everyone had a nice weekend! i’m curious, did anyone dress up for Halloween? or do anything fun?