This is my last post of the year. Where has 2011 gone? Same place as 2010 and 2009. ‘Like sands through the hour glass…’ – noooo! But it’s been quite a year, and I thought I’d share some highlights.
Best writing advice I’ve seen in 2011
Bob Heinlein’s tips. I posted about them here.
Best book I’ve seen in 2011
Peter Englund’s ‘The Beauty and the Sorrow’. I’ve written a review of it for a national magazine here in NZ, I’ll post a link when it’s published.
Most popular post on this blog
I posted a lament to the First World War on 3 August. It’s been fielding hits every day since.
Funniest blog I’ve read this year
Piper Bayard’s – some great mashups of some really hilarious things that go on around the place. Check the link in the blogroll.
Stupidest international event of the year
There have been a lot of stupid events this year, quite apart from all the serious and dramatic ones. The stupidest hasn’t played out yet. Phobos-Grunt, the Russian Phobos probe, only got to its temporary parking orbit. Now it’s lobbing around Earth with tons of toxic acids on board. Hopefully they’ll burn up during re-entry – it’s gonna land somewhere. Not Moscow, because the orbit doesn’t get it that far north. But it might hit Cardiff (where are Torchwood when you need ’em?). I bet heads will roll over this one.
Most surprising personal event of the year
I got persuaded to go on Twitter. Good idea – there are some great people out there. And I get Rick Wakeman’s tweets (@grumpyoldrick).
Do you have a best, greatest and stupidest list for the year?
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