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

Farah Mendlesohn farah.sf at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 15:29:57 EDT 2007


You can get Winterfair from Amazon as a download.

Farah

On 01/11/2007, Susanna Victoria <dragonflygreen11 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> Thanks, Ania, I didn't know about that short story!
>
> Susanna
>
> ~~~~~
> Let the heart complete the pattern.
>
> ----- 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
>
>
> ~~~~~
> 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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