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Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Happy birthday to mamomo, and best wishes for many happy returns of the day!

Thanks to all of you for your friendship throughout this past year. Best wishes to you for a very merry New Year's Eve and a fantastic 2011!

And now for a last look back on 2010...

* Published in 2010


“2012: The Good, The Bad, and the Apocalyptic,” Apex Magazine, Issue 7 (January 2010)

Essays as Book Chapters

“Gothic Schoolboy (1)” and “Gothic Schoolboy (2)”
co-authored with James Thomas, Travis Prinzi, and John Granger
in Harry Potter Smart Talk: Brilliant PotterCast Conversations About J.K. Rowling’s Hogwarts Saga
John Granger, ed.
Unlocking Press

“‘Tolkien is the Wind and the Way’: The Educational Value of Tolkien-Inspired World Music”
in Middle-earth Minstrel: Essays on Music in Tolkien
Bradford Lee Eden, ed.
McFarland Publishing

Book (Edited)

The Magic Ring: The Illustrated Edition by Baron de la Motte Fouqué
Illustrated by Jef Murray
Valancourt Books

Written in 2010, Accepted for Publication in 2011

Essays as Book Chapters

“‘Just Get Us a Little Further’: Liberty and the Frontier in Firefly and Serenity
in The Philosophy of Joss Whedon
Dean Kowalski and S. Evan Kreider, eds.
University Press of Kentucky
forthcoming in 2011

“Reimagining ‘Magic City’: How the Casts Mythologize Tulsa”
in Nyx in the House of Night: Mythology, Folklore, and Religion in the P.C. and Kristin Cast Vampyre Series
P.C. Cast, ed.
Smart Pop Books
forthcoming in 2011


First, a disclaimer: Since a great deal of my reading consists of articles, essays, lone book chapters, and short stories, this list doesn't exactly reflect my reading habits as a whole.

Second, a link: This summer I joined Goodreads, and I've left a review of each book I've read since then there.

Read in 2010
Ethan of Athos by Lois McMaster Bujold (1986)
Strange Ports of Call edited by August Derleth (1948)
Unwind by Neal Shusterman (2007)
Jamestown: The Perilous Adventure by Olga Hall-Quest (2007 updated edition)
Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein (1956)
Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland by Sally M. Walker (2009)
The Carbon Diaries 2017 by Saci Lloyd (2010)
This Crowded Earth by Robert Bloch (1958)
Spirit of the Northwest by Charlotte Fox (1995)
Blackout by Connie Willis (2010)
The Demon of Brockenheim; or, The Enchanted Ring by Anonymous (1877)
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (2007)
Mizora: A World of Women by Mary E. Bradley Lane (1880-1881)
Skinned by Robin Wasserman (2008)
Crashed by Robin Wasserman (2009)
The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan (2010)
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (2005)
The Disappearance by Philip Wylie (1951)
The Answer: A Fable for Our Times by Philip Wylie (1955)
Epitaph Road by David Patneaude (2010)
Farmer in the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein (1950)
A Knyght Ther Was by Robert F. Young (1963)
This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer (2010)
Investigating Firefly and Serenity: Science Fiction on the Frontier edited by Rhonda V. Wilcox and Tanya R. Cochran (2008)
Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman (2006)
House of Night: Burned by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (2010)
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin Abbott Abbott (1884)
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (2010)
Consider Her Ways by John Wyndham (1956)
Dark Life by Kat Falls (2010)
Houston, Houston, Do You Read? by James Tiptree, Jr. (1976)
London Fields by Caroline Forbes (1985)
The Gardener by S.A. Bodeen (2010)
The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers by Thomas Fleming (2009)
The Island by Peter Watts (2009)
American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph Ellis (1996)
Nomansland by Lesley Hauge (2010)
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (2006)
A Kingdom Strange: The Brief and Tragic History of the Lost Colony of Roanoke by James Horn (2010)
Rain Is Not My Indian Name by Cynthia Leitich Smith (2001)
After the Bomb by Gloria Miklowitz (1984)
Week One by Gloria Miklowitz (1987)
Star Wars: Republic: The Stark Hyperspace War by John Ostrander (2001-2002)
Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder (2010)
On the Beach by Nevil Shute (1957)
Have Space Suit - Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein (1958)
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi (2010)
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (2005)
The Iron Heel by Jack London (1908)
East of the Sun and West of Fort Smith by William Sanders (2008)
Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu (1865)
The Beetle by Richard Marsh (1897)
Steampunk Prime: A Vintage Steampunk Reader edited by Mike Ashley (2010)
God of the Machine by Isabel Paterson (1943)
Interworld by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves (2007)
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (2010)
Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains by Charles A. Eastman (1918)
The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman (1897)
Flight by Sherman Alexie (2007)
Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold (2010)
Way Station by Clifford D. Simak (1963)
The Castle in Transylvania by Jules Verne (1893)
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (2008)
House of Night: Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (2007)
The House of Dead Maids by Clare B. Dunkle (2010)
House of Night: Betrayed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (2007)
The Fledgling Handbook 101 by P.C. Cast and Kim Doner (2010)
All Clear by Connie Willis (2010)
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill (1983)
Kallocain by Karin Boye (1940)
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle (1887)
The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle (1890)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (1891-1892)
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (1892-1893)
Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale by Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon, Chris Samnee, and Dave Stewart (2010)
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle (1901-1902)
Wild Hunt of the Stars by Ann K. Schwader (2010)
The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (1903-1904)

Currently Reading
The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle (1914-1915)

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light;
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more,
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.

Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.

Ring out the want, the care, the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes,
But ring the fuller minstrel in.

- Alfred Lord Tennyson, "Ring Out, Wild Bells"


( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 31st, 2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the various things published/accepted to be published.

I wish you health, peace and happiness for 2011. May it be a wonderful year for you.

Jan. 4th, 2011 02:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! *huge hugs*

I wish the very best for you and yours (and special cuddles for Lacey!) this year.

Jan. 4th, 2011 02:36 pm (UTC)
*Hugs tightly*

Thank you very much. Lacey say thank you too.
Dec. 31st, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
And a Happy New Year to you!
Jan. 4th, 2011 02:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :)
Dec. 31st, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)
Gee, someone's been busy! :o) You have a lot to be proud of. And of course reading Tennyson takes me back about 50 years, on stage reciting that poem again. LOL. Happy new year to you and your family!
Jan. 4th, 2011 02:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!

LOL, Tennyson recitation flashback. :)

Here's wishing you and yours a most wonderful new year!
Dec. 31st, 2010 05:41 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year! Thank you for posting 'Ring Out, Wild Bells'! I love reading that. :)
Jan. 4th, 2011 02:26 pm (UTC)
And to you, too!

It's my pleasure. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. :)
Dec. 31st, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the publications, and Happy New Year! I hope 2011 brings you all you wish for.
Jan. 4th, 2011 02:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! Happy 2011 to you, too. *huge hugs*
Dec. 31st, 2010 06:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I love the Tennyson poem - and all your Sherlock reading! Have a great New Year! :)
Jan. 4th, 2011 02:27 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks! :) Happy 2011 to you, too!
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