[DWJ] Neil Gaiman, Eva Ibbotson, Margo Lanagan, Karen Miller...

Susanna Victoria dragonflygreen11 at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 1 15:19:17 EDT 2007


Thanks, Ania, I didn't know about that short story!

Susanna
 
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----- Original Message ----
From: Anna Zofia Skarzynska <ania.s at tiscali.co.uk>
To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion <dwj at suberic.net>
Sent: Thursday, November 1, 2007 12:57:25 PM
Subject: Re: [DWJ] Neil Gaiman, Eva Ibbotson, Margo Lanagan, Karen Miller...


I'd just like to second that! Lois McMaster Bujold is now firmly
 established 
as one of my top faves. Thanks to Dorian for giving me the first 3
 books to 
read when I was in Ireland last year.

Susanna, don't forget Winterfair Gifts (to be read before the last book
 in 
the series to date)- it was published in a collection of short stories
 by 
different authors.

Fab, fab, fab! Jointly and severally.

Ania


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Susanna Victoria" <dragonflygreen11 at yahoo.com>
To: "Diana Wynne Jones discussion" <dwj at suberic.net>
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 9:13 PM
Subject: Re: [DWJ] Neil Gaiman, Eva Ibbotson, Margo Lanagan, Karen
 Miller...


Aimee Smith wrote:

>Oh. THANKYOU to all the people who raved about EVA IBBOTSON! I have
just read - and adored - my first, 'The Star of Kazan'. How
beautiful! I really want to go to Vienna, now. Sit in someone's
kitchen. Eat pastries. Walk in the park. What endearing touches of
humour and detail!


I haven't read Eva Ibbotson yet, but I wanted to send out a big thank
 you to 
everyone on the list who has been recommending Lois McMaster Bujold.
  She is 
fab fab fabulous!  I've been working my way through the Vorkosigan
 books 
since late August.  I've been attempting mostly chronological order,
 also 
based on recommendations from you all.  So far I've devoured Shards of 
Honor, Barrayar, The Vor Game, Borders of Infinity (the short
 story--haven't 
found the collection yet), Brothers in Arms, Mirror Dance, and Memory.
  I 
think I like Memory best, but that may be because it's simply the most 
recent one I finished--just this morning.  Other series highlights so
 far 
are pretty much any scenes with Cordelia, Simon Illyan, Mark, or Ivan. 
Thank you, thank you for the recommendation, everyone!  Now I'm off to
 start 
Komarr.

Susanna


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Let the heart complete the pattern.

----- Original Message ----
From: Aimee Smith <aimees001 at gmail.com>
To: dwj at suberic.net
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 8:10:54 AM
Subject: [DWJ] Neil Gaiman, Eva Ibbotson, Margo Lanagan, Karen
 Miller...


Sigh.

Some people have all the fun.

This from Karen Miller (Australian author)'s blog:

"I'm currently organising my flights to the US/UK for next August.
I'm going to Worldcon in Denver, plus New York and London and of
course Stratford to see David Tennant and Patrick Stewart in Hamlet.
If it turns out Orbit thinks there's a point to organising any
booksignings in either country, I'll let you know well ahead of time."

grumblemuttersulk.

One day. One day I will have things like this to write in my blog.

(UK: just promise me. Promise me you'll still have cool stuff
happening when I get there.)

And for everyone to know, I've just finished 'The Innocent Mage' and
have thoroughly enjoyed it. Karen Miller does real wonders with
dialogue, and I am truly involved in the story. Apparently it and the
sequel are in the bestseller lists in the UK and US, so has anyone
else read it? Don't give away the ending... I haven't read the second
in the duology...

Oh. THANKYOU to all the people who raved about EVA IBBOTSON! I have
just read - and adored - my first, 'The Star of Kazan'. How
beautiful! I really want to go to Vienna, now. Sit in someone's
kitchen. Eat pastries. Walk in the park. What endearing touches of
humour and detail!

I am currently in the middle of Margo Lanagan's short story
collection 'Black Juice' and it takes my breath away. Literally.
"Singing My Sister Down" and "Red Nose Day" are my favourites so far.

And last night I listened to 'A Study in Emerald' - the free audio
story by Neil Gaiman, read by Neil. Fantastic. I really should stop
being amazed. I already *know* he's a genius. But wow, just the same.
Every time.

So really, *I've* been having all the fun!

:P

Aimee.
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