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Fasten your seatbelts
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I'm driving. Or, trying to drive, and only narrowly avoiding several accidents... I'm going to spend the rest of the night apologizing telepathically to all the people who witnessed my crazy lane changing and bad judgement today. None of us were in a wreck, but still...
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I'm not here
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http://www.readnowsleeplater.com

Is there such a thing as a good papercut?
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This is the handmade book trailer for one of my new favorite authors. Yep, she made it! Storyboards, music, and all.

My absolute favorite is called "Still Wolf Watching". It's made up of thousands of pieces of cut paper!

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I just have to face the facts, she's insanely talented, has funny children, and is younger than me. (*shudder*) I love her anyway!

Oh hey! My password still works.
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So, I thought I'd try blogging again. I don't remember why I stopped! I love it here.

Slightly modified version of my re-introduction to Blogger...

Hello, world! It's been so long. You may remember me from Diaryland (frootjoos, tvdinners, rotaryscone, etc.), Blogger, and various other places. I'm now on Twitter, FaceBook, MySpace, Ravelry, JPG, Flickr, and the place where I spend the most time apart from work, school, and sleeping: GoodReads. I've also decided to get more serious about my book blog, Read Now Sleep Later.

So, here we are again.
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Maria V. Snyder Signing
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I just one week away!!!! I can't wait!

Ok, everybody!

Even if you don't read her stuff and/or have no interest in attending the signing, I'd really appreciate it if you could help me publicize this, since I have a big fat goose egg budget for event marketing.

If you have friends/family who may enjoy SciFi/Fantasy and would like to attend a signing/talk/chocolate tasting--or if you have a place where local booklovers/geeks may see this poster i.e. library bulletin board, school/work etc.--please print a poster out and hang it up! Even if you can only print and put up one, that would still make a huge difference for me. Or just forward them this post! The poster is here.

If you are attending the signing, here's what to expect:

Who: Maria V. Snyder, author of The Study Series
What: Signing her new novel, Storm Glass
Where: Borders Glendale, 100 S Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91204, tel 818 241 8099. Yes, we are still taking reservations.
When: Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 3:00 pm
Admission is free!

Sign in any time before 3 pm--if you are bringing in a copy of a book you already own, you will get a little bookmarker that says so. If you are one of the first 50 people to arrive, you get to participate in the "poison tasting" lesson - that's where the chocolate, or criollo for those of you in the know, comes in.

Maria will be doing a couple of contests--prizes include a set of the UK Study books, and a set of the YA cover books (and, if we can get it together in time, some t-shirts!)

3:00 pm - Introductions
3:15 pm - Poison Tasting (we promise not to kill you)
3:45 pm - Q & A
After Q & A, author will sign individual books--they do not have to be purchased at Borders, although that's pretty much the only place you'll be able to find Storm Glass prior to Apr 28.

After everyone's book is signed, Study Buddies (our GoodReads group), and anyone who wants to join us, will be hanging out in the SBC cafe until dinnertime! And the author is joining us, since she has really nowhere else to go/no place she'd rather be. ^_^

p.s. The signing on Sunday at Dark Delicacies has been canceled, but is replaced by an appearance at Upland Public Library.

Once more, I'd appreciate any action that can help spread the word! Forward email, repost file, or print out poster and stick it up somewhere--I'll take any help you can give me!

Thanks,

and see you at the signing!

~frootjoos aka Alethea

http://www.mariavsnyder.com
http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/8632.Study_Buddies

Fix California
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So, for years Oblio and I have been toying with the idea of getting out of L.A., you know, just for a change. Well, economy/jobs/school and everything aside, that won't be financially possible for us to go anywhere else anytime soon. We're pretty much tied down (which isn't so bad, since we like our little apartment).

The other day I was thinking, what's so wrong with California, anyway? I mean, it's already sunny, green(ish), and Blue. What more could I want?

So here's my set of questions to you all:

What do you love about California? Why do you stay?

What do you hate about California? What would you fix?

If you had to get the fuck out, where would you go, and why? (and can you take us with you? we'll help you move.)

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