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( May. 26th, 2003 01:07 am)
I started re-reading McKillip's Ombria in Shadow, one of the four finalists for the Mythopoeic Adults' list. I'd forgotten it was that good. Then, I thought that [livejournal.com profile] agrumer really should read it, so I bought him a copy. I gave it to him, and he gave me a cd with a music mix that I'm about to put in.

Yesterday, he confirmed that he was enjoying the book, so I'm a bit smug, though I don't know if he'll like it all the way through. McKillip's one of my favorite writers. I don't always like the direction she goes in, but I do like Ombria better than her previous, which was a bit too postmodern for me.

I'm wondering what she'll do next. She described a bunch of her books as, well, sort of art or craft books. So, Atrix Wolfe is the Cooking Book. Song for the Basilisk is the Opera Book. (And, both of these have the perfect last sentence.) The Tower at Stony Wood is the embroidery book. And Ombria in Shadow is the Sketching Book. And I'm making a few connections I don't know if I made last time (though I certainly should have done).

She's a little like another of my favorite authors, Joy Chant. Both stubbornly refuse to rehash their previous works, and insist on, well, growing as authors. I'm all for that.
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( May. 26th, 2003 01:42 am)
I kinda want a web page. That is, I want one to materialize without my having to, oh, work at making it. But [livejournal.com profile] mnemex said he wanted a project we could do, so we picked this one.

First step is mapping it out on paper, of course. But [livejournal.com profile] mnemex said not so much to map the pages and directories per se, but the sections, files, and folders. Sounds like much the same, but I suspect there are subtle differences.