Thursday Update

Spent the day correcting exams – duh. But, hopefully, tomorrow will bring an end to corrections — at least for the time being. Yay! I’ll be finally able to concentrate on my thesis once again. 🙂

Speaking of the thesis, I’ll be going on a research trip to London in September. (All right, all right, this is only a very elaborate excuse to look at even more Dickie Doyle goodies and squee with delight in the library of the Victoria & Albert Museum. *g* But even with much squeeing, it’s still research for the dissertation.) (How clever of me to pick a squee-worthy topic for my thesis! *ggg*)

I hope I’ll be able to squeeze in some time for a day trip (or at least half-a-day trip) to Oxford in order to visit the Pitt Rivers Museum, which is my all-time favourite museum. Besides, the frame story of the Novel That Has Finally Achieved WIP Status opens in the Pitt Rivers. And I can even show you the exact location: click here (you need QuickTime), then turn around 180° until you face the other display case. I believe the objects my heroine (Louise Murray, called Birdy) is looking at are in the showcase next to it on the left. (See? That’s something I need to check out. And whether the museum is still as dimly lit as it was in 1998.)

And speaking of books: I’m still happily glomming Suzanne Brockmann. I’m currently reading THE DEFIANT HERO — and I love it, love it, love it! 🙂

4 thoughts on “Thursday Update

  1. Laura Vivanco

    I hope I’ll be able to squeeze in some time for a day trip (or at least half-a-day trip) to Oxford

    Humph! And when were you planning to squeeze in a couple-of-days trip to Scotland?

    What’s that I hear you muttering? Not practical or even feasible given the time-scale? You couldn’t possibly miss the impromptu micro-conference on dragons in the romance genre that I could hold in your honour.

    Yes, yes, I know. Dissertations have to take priority.

    [Laura shuffles off, mumbling “it was worth a try…”]

  2. Sandra Schwab

    It’s not as if I wouldn’t totally love to visit Scotland – Edinburgh is one of my favourite cities and there’s that UBS for children’s lit near Holyrood Palace that I’m dying to explore once again (the last time I was there they had a 19th-century edition of the Grimm’s fairy tales with illustrations by Cruikshank, and I didn’t buy it. Okay, it would have cost a fortune, but still! But at least I was able to see it. And touch it. *happy sigh*)

    And, of course, I would love, love, love to meet you again (and probably drive poor you to distraction by squeeing about handsome young men in kilts instead of talking sensibly about dragons in romance fiction) (yup, I’m one of these women who drool over men in kilts — the goodlooking ones anyway *g*).

  3. Sandra Schwab

    Did you get to them yet? Let me know.

    I took Kris’s advice and am reading the Troubleshooters in the order in which they were published. But, oh my gosh, I CAN’T WAIT for Sam and Alyssa’s book! And oh, oh, oh, WildCard’s book!!!

    Too bad I’m not going to RWA National this year. I so would have stalked Suzanne Brockmann! And followed her straight into the restrooms where I would have hugged her and kissed her and hugged her some more — until the hotel security guys would have pulled me off her and kicked me out of the hotel.

    Okay, perhaps it’s a good thing I’m not going to San Francisco … *g*

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