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* I have a new microphone/recording setup, and now I have a new narration! Today my unabridged dramatic reading of Christie Yant's "The Magician and the Maid and Other Stories " is available on the latest episode of StarShipSofa. This story is available in the new anthology edited by John Joseph Adams called The Way of the Wizard, which debuts today. You can download or listen to the reading here. If you listen, I hope you enjoy! (As always, a full list of links to my narrations and podcast segments is here.)

* Tremendous thanks to everyone who responded to my request for recommendations of Sherlock Holmes pastiches! Your suggestions were most helpful.

* Via ankh_hpl: Poe and Hawthorne fans might want to check out "A Murder in Salem" on Smithsonian.com, which discusses the brutal killing of one Captain Joseph White of Salem in 1830, and the inspiration it provided for the works of Edgar Allen Poe ( "The Tell-Tale Heart") and Nathaniel Hawthorne (The Scarlet Letter and The House of Seven Gables).

* Speaking of brutal murders, I recent caught The Discovery Channel's documentary Jack the Ripper in America, which I found to be quite well done--and quite different from the other (albeit limited) documentaries I've seen on "Ripperology." There's a good summary of it here.

* Less than two days until Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I! Who's going? *raises hand*

* Happy early birthday to crazywritergirl! May you have a most excellent day and a wonderful year to come.

I'll leave you with a parting shot from Someecards.com:

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“There is nothing more to be said or to be done to-night, so hand me over my violin and let us try to forget for half an hour the miserable weather and the still more miserable ways of our fellow-men.”
- Sherlock Holmes, "The Five Orange Pips," by Arthur Conan Doyle


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Nov. 17th, 2010 08:54 pm (UTC)
I can't wait for the new Harry Potter!
Nov. 19th, 2010 01:46 pm (UTC)
Me, either! I've got about four hours to go. :D
Nov. 19th, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure if I can make it tonight, but I'm going as soon as I can!
Nov. 17th, 2010 10:02 pm (UTC)
Another story to look forward to, then :)
Nov. 19th, 2010 01:46 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much! I hope you enjoy it.
Nov. 18th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
chorale and I have made arrangements with a couple of friends for November 28, after the first rush has slowed.
Nov. 19th, 2010 01:47 pm (UTC)
Nov. 18th, 2010 01:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I intend to spend my birthday with a little work and lot of play. And I LOVE the Sherlock Holmes quote posted above.
Nov. 19th, 2010 01:48 pm (UTC)
Yay! I hope it's a fantastic one.

Isn't it a great quote? I'm glad to hear you love it, too.
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