"Black Annis." Short story. 2008. Unspeakable Horror.
"The Midwife's Progress." Poem. 2008. Goblin Fruit (Summer 2008).
"A Night at the Empire." Short story. 2008. Apex Magazine
"The Shape of Her Sorrow." Short story. 2008. Shimmer (Issue 9).
"A Secret Life of Gluttony." Short story. 2008. Talebones 36.
"Holding Pattern." Short story. 2008. Interzone 215.
"Clementine." Short story. 2008. Apex SF & Horror Digest.
A Book a Week
This year I fell short of my goal to read a book a week; my excuse is a semester in graduate school, during which I spent three weeks bashing my brains in against George Eliot's longest work. And Dickens. Don't talk to me about Dickens. Dickens is Mervyn Peake without the acid trips, and I need the acid trips to make the effort of bending my brain around the prose worthwhile. Many of these works listed are graphic novels, which makes my achievement (or lack thereof) even more depressing. What, I couldn't dig up 10 more books comprised primarily of pictures, even to flesh out a list of 52 books? Feh.
Be gentle to yourself, Joy. Make as many excuses as you need. Be at peace.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
1. Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
2. Tortilla Flat - John Steinbeck
3. Wormholes - John Fowles
4. The Collector - John Fowles
5. The Beach - Alex Garland
6. The Aristos - John Fowles
7. Zombie - Joyce Carol Oates
8. Music for Torching - A.M. Homes
9. 20th Century Ghosts - Joe Hill
10. The Seven Secrets of How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist - Jim Longuski
11. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen Covey
12. The Glass Menagerie - Tennessee Williams
13. Route 66 Lost & Found: Ruins and Relics Revisited - Russell A. Olsen
14. Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness and Creativity - David Lynch
15. Strangers in Paradise Book 1 - Terry Moore
16. Strangers in Paradise Book 2 - Terry Moore
17. Strangers in Paradise Book 3 - Terry Moore
18. Strangers in Paradise Book 4 - Terry Moore
19. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The - Black Dossier - by Alan Moore
20. Funhome - by Alison Bechdel
21. Dykes to Watch Out For - by Alison Bechdel
22. More Dykes to Watch Out For - by Alison Bechdel
23. New, Improved! Dykes to Watch Out For - by Alison Bechdel
24. Dykes to Watch Out For: The Sequel - by Alison Bechdel
25. Spawn of Dykes to Watch Out For - by Alison Bechdel
26. Unnatural Dykes to Watch Out For - by Alison Bechdel
27. Hot, Throbbing Dykes to Watch Out For - by Alison Bechdel
28. Split-Level Dykes to Watch Out For - by Alison Bechdel
29. Post-Dykes to Watch Out For - by Alison Bechdel
30. Dykes and Sundry Other Carbon-Based Life Forms To Watch Out For - by Alison Bechdel
31. Invasion of the Dykes to Watch Out For - by Alison Bechdel
32. The Threesome Handbook: A Practical Guide for Sleeping With Three - by Vicki Vantoch
33. Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships - by Tristan Taormino
34. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-free Productivity - David Allen
35. Emma - Jane Austen
36. Villette - Charlotte Bronte
37. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
38. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
39. Daniel Deronda - George Eliot
40. Howards End - E.M. Forster
41. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
42. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman - Mary Wollstonecraft