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Monthly Archives: January 2007

Absolutely. Nothing. Going. On.

Nothing exciting, that is. No word on the upcoming book. No reviews. Nothing to do that would hurry it along. Lots of tedious research on the Byzantine-Persian-Arab wars of the seventh century. Lots of sorting through lists of caliphs, emperors, shahs, kings, and Visigoth warrior chiefs. But for three whole hours last week, we had […]

Quick Addendum

A couple of hours after posting below, I discovered that my review of John Stackhouse’s Finally Feminist is now online at Books & Culture. (Ducking down behind my concrete bunker now. If you want to know why, see what happened the last time I said something nice about this book. If only you could see […]

The Second Review, the Second Review, the Second Review!

Last night my agent sent me an email with a review attached–from Booklist, one of the other major industry review journals (besides Publisher’s Weekly and Library Journal, which called my mind “fertile” but hasn’t done a full review yet). So here it is…. ** The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to […]

Signs of the season

There’s nothing going on with the History of the Ancient World from my end. Zip. It’s off being printed (I think), and I’m just waiting to get a glimpse of it. Or get another review. Or something. In the meantime, we’ve been having a warm January with lots of rain, followed by sharp frost and […]

The Color-Coded Schedule

Christmas has come and gone, and it was a good one–although we’ll be living with the aftershocks for quite some time. Between Christmas and New Year’s, I finished up all those index queries and sent them back. (Hurrah.) Then, on New Year’s Eve, Peter and I pursued our traditional course of watching the Twilight Zone […]