Imagination doesn't just mean making things up. It means thinking things through, solving [problems] or hoping to do so, and being just distant enough to be able to laugh at things that are normally painful. [Some people] would call this escapism, but they would be be entirely wrong. I would call fantasy the most serious, and the most useful branch of writing there is.
--Diana Wynne Jones

Friday, December 31, 2010

By the skin of my teeth...

Kind of a disgusting image, when you think about it. Makes me want to pull out the electric brush and scrub until my gums recede.

Finished my 100th book of 2010 with twenty-five minutes to spare. Whew! Not a very thick coat of plaque between me and failure. How lame to finish the year one book short. I couldn't let myself.

Now I'll have time for long books again.

Happy New Year!


  1. Congratulations, Elena! I knew you could do it!

    Happy New Years!

  2. Hi Lena! Congrats on reaching the 100 books finish line! I had alsmost given up on following your blog because you abondoned it for so long. I opened it up today and there has been a blog explosion while I was out. It's glood to have you back. P.S I liked your old old blog best (more sophisticated) but this one is fun. Variety is always good

  3. Laura: I knew I could do it, too, but would I? Ah, that was the question. Thanks for cheering me on, all along the way. :) It made the question feel less questionable.

    Adri: Just trying to trick you. Who wants to be predictable? Actually, I think it's all about figuring out how to balance on a string. I'll try to wobble less often this year. We'll see how it goes.

    Sophisticated, hmmm. I'll have to think about that.

  4. I didn't know teeth had skin...
    are you going to do the 100 book challenge again this year? I think I'm going to try it.(p.s. I finally joined the world and got myself a writing blog!! )

  5. Gaylene: You only wouldn't know about tooth-skin because you always brush your teeth. Shakespeare should have listened to his dentist.

    Congratulations on the blog! I'm going to check it out immediately.

    I don't know about the 100-book challenge for this year. I want to indulge in long books again. Maybe 75....Glad I did it last year, though. You'll have fun.

  6. Gaylene: tried to look up your blog but blogger said it didn't exist. ?


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