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by Chatterbox
Wed April 14th, 2010, 5:47 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: April 2010: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 308
Views: 15640

I enjoyed that one, Vanessa, although a lot of Auster-maniacs thought it was weak. Still a great story. I'm reading "Remarkable Creatures" by Tracy Chevalier. Picked it up last night, and couldn't put it down -- I'm now 2/3 of the way through it. Fascinating and very compelling. I can really feel wh...
by Chatterbox
Wed April 14th, 2010, 5:09 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Stephenie Meyers weighs in on the Oprah bio
Replies: 57
Views: 2219

I have ended up with some interesting conversations (I mean that seriously!) about their books with authors I admire who have commented on my reviews. So that part is fun.

ETA -- Oh, and I just got one of those authors to agree to blurb my own book, so....
by Chatterbox
Wed April 14th, 2010, 3:33 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Stephenie Meyers weighs in on the Oprah bio
Replies: 57
Views: 2219

Once you're in Vine, it doesn't matter. And I've seen low ranked people get offered great goodies in terms of electronics, whereas I'm close to breaking into the top 50 and have been offered one iPod stereo dock in more than a year. (And even then, I didn't notice it until I had picked two books! :)...
by Chatterbox
Wed April 14th, 2010, 2:05 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Stephenie Meyers weighs in on the Oprah bio
Replies: 57
Views: 2219

[quote=""michellemoran""]OMG. Do people have no life?!!! [/quote]

In a word -- No. :D :eek: :D
by Chatterbox
Wed April 14th, 2010, 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Novel in Blog Serial Form?
Replies: 15
Views: 1270

It's just me -- but I'd still struggle with that little content at once. Especially when I have to mentally transfer myself from point A to point B in time and place. What I'd certainly do is (a) wait for 10 or 12 episodes to be published and (b) print them out so I could read them easily in one clu...
by Chatterbox
Tue April 13th, 2010, 10:50 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Stephenie Meyers weighs in on the Oprah bio
Replies: 57
Views: 2219

I enthusiastically endorse that... I'm particularly bent out of shape because of the Kindle issue -- there is such a campaign about it. Most of the time, the other idiots are singletons, not campaign reviewers. I've seen very good books pop up with an average 2/3 star rating, and wondered, what happ...
by Chatterbox
Tue April 13th, 2010, 10:47 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Forthcoming Books: 2010 edition
Replies: 969
Views: 73055

[quote=""Ariadne""]Eleanor steals every scene she's in.[/quote]

As she probably did in real life! Thanks for the tip...

Edited to add: $95 A COPY? Not even for the lurid cheesy cover could I deal with that....
by Chatterbox
Tue April 13th, 2010, 10:19 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Stephenie Meyers weighs in on the Oprah bio
Replies: 57
Views: 2219

*sniff, sniff, sniff*

can anyone else smell the rotten fish?!

I can't imagine that (a) if she reviews at all, she would do it with her real name or (b) that she would be so completely unaware of her own PR (she has always struck me as v. careful about her image.)

She's a troll...
by Chatterbox
Tue April 13th, 2010, 10:15 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Forthcoming Books: 2010 edition
Replies: 969
Views: 73055

I'll def read that! Eleanor continues to intrigue me... Though I would really love to read a novel about her in old age, like the glimpses we get in SKP's Justin de Quincy novels. She went and got Berengaria and ferried her off to Richard, then went to Spain and found another bride, her granddaughte...
by Chatterbox
Tue April 13th, 2010, 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are There Historical Errors That Drive You Nuts?
Replies: 62
Views: 6706

[quote=""Jemidar""] See what I mean :p . The jump in her apothecary bills can easily be explained by her becoming Queen, as her household grew at this time, and if you read the list of items she actually bought, they would've most certainly been for herself and her ladies as most of them had cosmeti...

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