Happy Valentine’s Day!

I hope your day was filled with chocolate and roses! :O)


Some exciting news: I’ll be doing a public reading in Mainz on 19 May! Yay! I’m looking forward to that!!! I hope many of you will be able to come — so I won’t have to resort to reading to the singing reindeer in the Hiwi-Zimmer. :O)

Some not so nice news: I probably won’t be able to make it to the chat tonight. I’m just so, so tired (another day spent at uni). And I have some more research papers to correct before I’ll get a pile of 45 end-of-term exams on Thursday. :-/

Another new thing: I’ve just added a link to the site feed of my blog. I have not the foggiest how this site feed thingy is supposed to work, so I can’t even tell whether it works or not, but still, I hope it does. :O)


And here, in celebration of Valentine’s Day, my favourite love poem from DD’s Checkmate (also known as the poem that makes me cry on a regular basis).

Tant que je vive, mon coeur ne changera
Pour nulle vivante, taut soit elle bonne ou sage,
Forte et puissante, riche de hault lignaige.
Mon chois est fait, aultre ne se fera.

(As long as I live my heart will not change,
for none living, however good or wise,
brave and influential, of noble lineage.
My choice is made, another will not be made.)