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  1. Guess who's coming to dinner Adventures in pre-ordering
  2. What I'm Reading: Lies and Sorcery, by Elsa Morante Finding Shirley Jackson everywhere these days
  3. On Finishing Septology I'm sad now, it's fine, it's fine
  4. More on Septology Somewhere around the midway point.
  5. What I'm reading now: Septology by Jon Fosse, translated by Damion Searls And I saw myself reading a book...
  6. New China MiƩville! I'm kind of excited about this
  7. Oh, hey, 2023 ended Catching up on some books I read in 2023 I might not have mentioned yet.
  8. Empire Disorders Thoughts from an old sci-fi kick
  9. Tournament of Books 2024 Shortlist Go ahead, ask me about the longlist, I dare you
  10. What I'm reading these days, Malazan edition Some rough, early thoughts on the Malazan series
  11. Welcome back (again) A quick note about re-re-re-re(?)-launching the site. As a site.
  12. The lights are on A quick post to say the lights are on.
  13. Issue Fourteen is out, also it's on Substack now A note about moving from TinyLetter to Substack.
  14. Issues Twelve and Thirteen are out A newsletter issue announcement.
  15. Issue Ten is out and Issue Eleven is coming soon A newsletter issue announcement.
  16. Issue nine is out A newsletter issue announcement.
  17. It's a newsletter, now...still A post to warm up the RSS feed.
  18. It's a newsletter, now A note about the blog becoming a newsletter.
  19. Well this is a hot mess A note about the history of the site, from the time when I moved to the 2021 incarnation of the site.