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Expections Vs Reality

Expections Vs Reality

As you’ll know if you spend any time in bookish internet communities (or just read my blog), The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater came out this week. Mine, despite having been pre-ordered, didn’t come until the day after release day, but I’m counting myself lucky compared to some folks in the US where Amazon sold out and couldn’t ship even the pre-orders — how does that happen? Once the book arrived, I spent a bit of time admiring the cover,…

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Meet Ptolemy

Meet Ptolemy

I posted a comment on the blog of The Hack Novelist today, and it brought something back to me. Namely, Ptolemy … my so-called invisible friend. I say so-called because he wasn’t really my invisible friend. Back when I was about eleven (huh, only four years ago), I used to pretend that I believed in elves and dragons and, yes, my invisible friend called Ptolemy. It made me rather unpopular at school; some people still make fun of me, because…

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