December 31st, 2004

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A day somewhere slightly different

I was bad today. *g* I should have been marking assignments, but G and I were getting cabin fever. Also I had a book token that I've been carrying around for 12 months and needed to spend before it got so tatty in my purse that it became unusable. So after a quick and early lunch, we drove to Aberystwyth.

I have a soft spot for Aber, that being where G and I went to university and indeed where we met, sharing a bench in the chemistry lab and scuttling up the hill from the chemistry department (now closed) to the geology department (also now closed). It's also our nearest Big Place -- for a certain value of "big" anyway. Collapse )
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Looking back over 2004

Books read in 2004:
1610 A Sundial in a Grave Mary Gentle
A hatful of sky Terry Pratchett
Basilisk Nicola Browne
Going Postal Terry Pratchett
Home is where Heather Beck
Hunted Nicola (N.M.) Browne
Kim Rudyard Kipling
Mrs Dalloway Virginia Woolf
Paladin of Souls Lois McMaster Bujold
Something Rotten Jasper Fforde
The Curse of Chalion Lois McMaster Bujold
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. #22 The Stone Cold Dead in the Market Affair John Oram
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. #6 The Vampire Affair David McDaniel
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. #7 The Radioactive Camel Affair Peter Leslie
The Merlin Conspiracy Diana Wynne Jones
Warriors of Alavna Nicola Browne

Started but not quite finished:
Secrets of Jin-Shei Alma Alexander

Started and not got very far with:
Harri Potter a Maen yr Athronydd J. K. Rowling (trans. Emily Huws)

Quite an, um, eclectic list really when you think about it. You don't often see Mrs Dalloway and Man from U.N.C.L.E. novels on the same reading list. *g*
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Writing summary for 2004

Writing summary 2004

Words written on novel: 35,261

Short stories completed: 1

Submissions of short stories: 4
Number accepted: 0
Number rejected: 2
Number awaiting decision: 1
Number that never arrived at destination: 1
(I need to resubmit that asap.)
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