Apr162010

Alexia’s London: Supper April 16, 1876

Alexia Park
music: BBC Friday Night Comedy Podcast

It has been a long time since I did one of these:

Supper for Today, 1876, in a London Townhouse

  • Potage a la Jardiniere ~ a very dense vegetable stew made with broth, potatoes, turnips, carrots, celery, leeks, green peas, asparagus tips, other tender vegetables
  • Aitch Bone of Beef ~ boiled joint served with pickles (as in pickled vegetables, not necessarily gherkins)
  • Ground rice pudding ~ broken rice kernels boiled with sugar, nutmeg, egg baked in a crust

Alexia’s parasol from the second book.

In other news this thing with Orbit and short fiction has hit the webways recently. I am on the fence about it and interested in SFWA’s take on the subject. (For those who don’t know, SFWA is a kind of watch-dog not-really-a-union for SF/F writers.)

Gail’s Daily Dose
Your Infusion of Cute:

Your Tisane of Smart:
1,000 make-up kit found in Japan. Includes tweezers.
Your Writerly Tinctures:
All about making market comparisons for your pitch.


A teen perspective says,” Full of witty one-liners and wonderfully appealing characters (even the secondary characters are well done) it’s a definite pick-up for anyone who liked Bray’s Gemma Doyle trilogy or MacLean’s The Season but want something a little lighter.” (Neither of which I have read.)
SPOILER ALERT! Changeless blurb gives away ending of Soulless.
Official NY Times Booklist.
Out September 1, 2010! Even bigger SPOILER ALERT! Really, DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first.
Super Secret Project H: Time to start writing the beast.
Super Secret Project F: Revised first three chapters, waiting on beta.
CAKE in Space: Trunked.
VanderMeer’s have announced the table of contents.
Turned in.

Quote of the Day:
“Shipping is a terrible thing to do to vegetables. They probably get jet-lagged, just like people.”
~ Elizabeth Berry

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