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I have started working on details and scheduling for crimebb the Crime/Heist Big Bang, with the idea to open signups at the beginning of February and run them through the month. I need to work on writing up the FAQ and sign-up posts, but I've still got time to get that done. Then I think I'll maybe open dragonagewomen challenge sign-ups in April about the time Crime stories and art will be due. That'll give me a free month before I have to open whatever mid-year exchange people want for DA Holiday Cheer. I don't know if there's anything happening in the fall (probably not), so then it'll just be the Christmas exchange I have to worry about. (Unless people are interested in a RBB for Crime.)

Then I just have to think about what I'm actually going to write for. I haven't even signed up for dragonagebb yet because I have no idea what I actually want to write (if anything). I haven't written anything huge for DA in a while (aside from second account kmeme stuff) and I don't know if I want to right now either. I have other stories on my mind (or in the works) including picking up some old WIPs.

My reading binge sort of dropped off at the end of the year after I started The Satanic Verses, because it was just really hard to get through. I did just finally finish it, and honestly, I was so unimpressed. From what I've heard about Rushdie's writings is that his other books follow similar formats, so I doubt I'll read anything else from him. Now that it's over though I've started up one audio book: Rosemary and Rue by seanan_mcguire which I'm already in love with (not surprisingly), and I picked up Geekomancy by Michael R. Underwood on my Nook again to see if I could finish it this time. At some point I should also finish Naked by David Sedaris so I can give it back to my boss and stop carrying it around. (I don't know what I'm missing, but Sedaris' writing bores me. After years of hearing how funny he is, I'm unimpressed.)


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Jan. 16th, 2014 08:16 pm (UTC)
I loved Rushdie's East of the Sun, West of the Moon collection far more. Both Rushdie and Tolstoy are writers that I just don't love their big works but their short stories really do it for me. Less room to be pedantic and philosophize I suppose.
Jan. 17th, 2014 04:51 pm (UTC)
That doesn't surprise me, authors like Rushdie tend to work better for me in small doses. I am really quickly bored by long, useless, expositional and philosophical stories. I just want to know what happens next and for it to be delivered to me in interesting/compelling language. Part of why I think had The Satanic Verses JUST been about the main characters I probably would've enjoyed it.
Jan. 17th, 2014 04:44 pm (UTC)
Yay, crimebb! David sedaris may be funnier on audiobook - I think his delivery is part of it.
Jan. 17th, 2014 04:48 pm (UTC)
I'm really super excited about the crimebb. Mostly I want to see what people come up with. I've heard talk of Ocean's 11 type heists and Fast and Furious types. Should be a lot of fun.

You know, that wouldn't surprise me. Since I've been listening to so many audiobooks in the past months I've found a lot of stories feel a little different that way. I've not listened to anything I've ever read (with the exception of The Wizard of Oz) but delivery certainly makes a difference. I probably never would've finished The Satanic Verses, or On Basilisk Station (the first Honor Harrington novel) without the fact that I was listening to compelling voice actors.
Jan. 18th, 2014 07:54 am (UTC)
I had vague plans to try some David Sedaris books this year simply because I know a few people who just love his writing. Now, I will have to see about getting his audiobooks from the library instead.
Jan. 19th, 2014 09:32 pm (UTC)
The October Daye series is great. Some of the entries are stronger than others, but overall it has a strong upward trajectory. If you keep going, I'll be interested to hear what you think of some of the later entries.

Agreed on David Sedaris being better in audio form. I enjoy most of his contributions to "This American Life", but the one book I tried to read left me cold.
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