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20th March 2010

I got something!

  • 20th Mar, 2010 at 1:02 AM
books

I was cuddling a very affectionate Jasmin this morning when the courier pounded on the door. It was my ARC (advance reader's copy) of Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner which I'd won for suggesting a name for the series on the publisher's site. This is the fourth book in an excellent and witty fantasy series set in an AU medieval Greece which subverts a lot of the tropes, has twisty plots, fascinating characters, and wonderful unpredictability. I was delighted because I didn't expect it to arrive so quickly.
[Edit] And it's signed by Megan herself! :-D

Not only that, but there were two more books with it: one of poetry by people under 25, and a novel called Mistwood by Leah Cypess. It says on the back that fans of Kristin Cashore, Tamora Pierce, and , yes, Megan Whalen Turner will enjoy it. [adds more author names to rec notebook]

I was amazed not only to win something, but even to be eligible, which doesn't happen very often for people living here (and I'm looking at you, LibraryThing).

In other good news, autumn seems to have arrived this week. The days are still sunny and fine, but there's a refreshing chill to the air in the mornings, and the temperatures and humidity are way down. I shall enjoy the weather and ignore the prospect of the long, grey, wet, unrelieved-by-bright-spots winter that comes after. Yes.

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