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Just finished this book and it is wonderful.  The author is Janni Lee Simner and it is classified as young adult but we all know that some of the best fantasy is classified that way.

This is an author that I will be looking for.  Her writing is incredible and in this book she tells the story of the world after the War between Faierie and Humans.

Highly recommend!
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I just finished this book by Elizabeth Bear and it was wonderful.  Tells part of a long tale concerning the interactions of fae and mortals on Earth.  If you have any liking for that kind of thing, pick up this book and READ IT!
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Woke up in the middle of the night.  Thought Bush is not president and went back to sleep.  No more nightmares about that!
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I think the subject says it all - hurrah!
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I just got in Maria Lima's second book Blood Bargain.  Nice to be mentioned in the acknowledgments but the real teary eyed is Mother first in the dedication.

Thank you kindly, ma'am.

Forecast

Nov. 5th, 2008 10:22 am
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Somehow, despite the weather, the forecast does not look so bad.  Clearer skies coming!!!

Vote

Nov. 4th, 2008 10:55 am
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I voted.  Have you?

Now to get through the day.
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Copy this sentence into your livejournal if you're in a heterosexual marriage/relationship (or if you think you might be someday), and you don't want it "protected" by the bigots who think that gay marriage hurts it somehow.

Okay, I don't really fit into these guidlelines because I don't ever expect to be married but the sentiment is too important to let that stop me.
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I am happily listening to Fortune's Favour and am already in love with England.  I can't wait to hear this in concert!!!
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If there are one or more people on your friends list who make your world a better place just because they exist, and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the Internet[profile] , then post this same sentence in your journal.

Too many to even begin to list!
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I am so bad about posting and Mayhem was over a week ago but it was such a great time that I can't not post something.  Margaret Maron was guest of honor and Nancy Pickard toastmaster.  That alone was worth the trip.  But the committee decided to do something really special for my mother and everyone had their We Love Caroline buttons.  The look on my mother's face when I introduced her to Margaret Maron, who was wearing her button, will stay with me a long time.

There were wonderful panels and Kent Krueger showed why he is a great writer with some of his questions.  I particularly liked the one about fears and what to do with them.  My favorite moment though, might just be Craig Johnson's comment (and the look on his face!) after Nancy Pickard discussed one of my favorite weapons.  Nancy's heroine takes off her bra and uses it to strangle the villain.  Craig just sat there nodding, with a bit of a reminiscent look on his face, going, "Some men pay money for that."  It was priceless.

As always it was fun catching up with my Omaha friends, Sally, Lori, Tim, Mary Lu, Jo and Evelyn along with the whole library crowd.  And Mother, who turned 90 yesterday, had everyone singing happy birthday.  [personal profile] chickwriter was there as well and we had fandom moments with rubber ducks. 

It was really special and I wish more friends could have made it.
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The support time got back to me and gave me a back way in so I am current on friends.  They also said the following:
Thank you for your report. Some users have reported that this is related to their firewall; updating their firewall or modifying its settings resolved the problem. Others have indicated that this problem is related to selecting the "Remember Me" option; please try logging in without this option selected (if you have it set) and then set it in a separate step, to see if this avoids the problem you're experiencing.

Good luck to anyone else having this problem.
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Let's see if I can log in this way as the normal log in isn't working for me.  All I get is text.
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LJ is acting up again.  Just when I thought all had settled down I am finding it almost impossible to log in.  UGH!

Printer

Feb. 3rd, 2007 07:49 pm
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After much discussion and a severe talking to, I realized that I had to discipline the printer.  So I deleted it and re-installed it  so it knew I meant it - it had to print the envelope.

Success!
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I sort of have the new computer up and running.  Still haven't gotten everything transferred over and I am reading email on the web but this is much better than before.

Now if the cold I got would just go away.
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This seems to be my new fandom. I really like the brotherly relationship though Dean is my favorite. If anyone is looking for good fic I highly recommend K. Hanna Korossy. And she has many stories) - always nice to have a good backlog to jump into. Any recommendations would be greatfully appreciated.
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Happy New Year to all. I really hope that this will be a better year than last year. And I am going to try and post a bit more. Of course, one of the reasons I haven't been posting is because Live Journal doesn't let me log in unless I do it through someone else's site. Which is a big pain.
I am watching very little TV these days and am way behind on the shows I do watch. I was very disappointed when they canceled The Nine and just seem to have lost interest in TV.
However, I am starting to read Supernatural fanfic. I love Dean and if anyone knows of good sites, please let me know.

And health and happiness to all.

Style

Aug. 26th, 2006 11:09 am
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I have been having fun playing with the live journal styles and really like the new look. Let me know what you think.

I also have added links to some of my favorite authors websites. This is in no way a complete list of my favorite authors, but these were the links I happened to have and then I ran out of room.

And speaking of style can we just comment on the lack thereof on SciFi canceling Stargate SG-1 as it triumphs the achievement of 200 episodes. Talk about crass!

While it was great that SG-1 ran for 10 years (though let us not forget that many of them were actually on SHO which established the show), and I can understand that it might be the time to let it go (I haven't watched in several years) the timing was truly horrendous.

Especially as the 200th show was making me re-consider me decision not to watch. I love Ben Browder and Claudia Black, and it looked like they were getting lots to do.

I guess that I am really glad that I didn't get pulled back in only to have it canceled.
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I have been thinking a lot about coincidences in books recently. At Mayhem, Laura Lippman spoke in defense of them as there really would be very few books without any coincidences. And certainly they appear in life all the time.

In a cozy, the main coincidence is how the amateur sleuth gets involved in the first place. Very often the same is true in a thriller. If you can't accept that don't read the sub genres. But moving on after that, how many are acceptable. I was thinking about this after reading Lee Child's second Jack Reacher book. Jack Reacher reminds me of Indiana Jones in that he is ready for anything and can handle it. There is some basis for this in his history but I think he is above and beyond that.

But in the two Child's books that I have read there have been two major other coincidences and I think that is one too many. I am talking major, plot shifting coincidences not the minor kind of thing that happens all the time. SPOILER -
in the first book, Jack happens into a town just as there is a murder and is arrested for it. OK, that gets him involved and is acceptable. Second thing - anonymous victim turns out to be his brother who doesn’t live in the area and Jack hasn’t seen in years. Hard to swallow but take a deep gulp and move on. Next, corrupt town and police force identified by Jack with one unknown member - who just happens to be the out of towner they go to for help. We are now in the range of WTF?

Child is a real story teller and easy travel read for me but number and extent of the coincidences that he uses are bothersome.

And they say cozies are unrealistic!

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