Anyway, I hope you've enjoyed the past twelve months of Ravenweb, and I look forward to posting more in 2007.
Ravenweb 2006 Year in Review
- I was introduced to the fabulous SF of Iain M. Banks and read Consider Phlebas, The Player of Games, and Use of Weapons.
- Author James Frey admits that he fabricated and falsified information in his memoir A Million Little Pieces.
- Nick Hornby's new novel A Long Way Down comes out.
- I discovered rising SF star John Scalzi and his breakout novels Old Man's War and The Ghost Brigades, as well as his long-running blog, Whatever.
- I reread Elie Wiesel's Night.
- I started using Ebay to sell some collectibles.
- Clerks II arrived in theaters and I offered some comments.
- I finally read Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and now understand why the novel is such a beloved classic.
- Norah Vincent's Self-Made Man exceeded the hype.
- My column "Rob" aired on WBFO 88.7, the NPR radio affiliate in Buffalo, as part of its "Listener Commentary" series.
- The Ravenweb Superhero Survey helps people find out which superhero they most resemble.
- IE7 is released.
- The Democrats recapture the House and the Senate.
- Scrubs returns to NBC for a sixth season.
- The James Bond franchise goes back to its roots, with an origin story and a young and untested Bond.
- We buy a new 2007 Volkswagen GTI!