celticdragonfly: (Bujold - Vorkosigan seal)
[livejournal.com profile] selenite was quoting a bit he likes from A Civil Campaign to me earlier:
Yes, and why hadn’t he thought of poetry? Besides the obvious reason of his absence of talent in that direction. He wondered if she’d like to read a really clever combat-drop mission plan, instead.
To which my reply was "yes, dear, I'll proofread your war gaming article soon, really I will!

My beloved *does* give me clever combat-drop mission plans to read.
celticdragonfly: (Maggie Xmas 2006)
When I went in to check on Maggie this morning, she was asleep in bed with Rorik, with a paperback copy of Memory by Lois McMaster Bujold in bed beside her.

No, I do not have an explanation for this. I mean, it would demonstrate good taste on her part - if she could fully read yet. Although I really wouldn't suggest that as a starting point for the series.
celticdragonfly: (TSK - snagged from Torak)
Karl finished the ARC last night, and I've been reading it today. I don't have a detailed bit-by-bit analysis yet - maybe next read, right now I mostly can't put it down long enough to type. I did get to the point around chapter 9 and 10 that I just had to start talking to Karl about bits. So I'm going to put them in here.

WARNING: the stuff behind the cut has spoilers for The Sharing Knife: Legacy - the new Bujold book that we have in ARC, that's not due out until JUNE. Don't click if you don't want to see them.

I'm speculating wildly - some of this stuff I posted to the Bujold list earlier, and I've already read farther and seen some changes, but I'm going to post it anyway.

HERE THERE BE SPOILERY BITS! )
celticdragonfly: (Bujold - Vorkosigan seal)
Our personalized signed copy of The Sharing Knife: Beguilement arrived yesterday!

I've just put it in our Readerware catalog now.

Ironically, I'd just picked up the library copy they'd reserved for me- because they assume when you request them to buy a book that you want it held. So I figured what the heck, I can at least use it to keep up with the discussion until ours gets here...

They've added the third chapter to the sample chapters available here:
http://www.harpercollins.com/books/9780061137587/The_Sharing_Knife_Volume_One/excerpt.aspx
celticdragonfly: (Bujold - Vorkosigan seal)
So [livejournal.com profile] fordprfct and I went to the Barnes and Noble today, to look for his copy of The Sharing Knife:Beguilement. I went along because hey, bookstore, and in frustrated easement of waiting for my own copy to eventually come from Dreamhaven Books post-signing.

I expressed mock surprise that it was not up on the front New Fiction display, and we went back to the Science Fiction ghetto. (Hey, it's a much bigger, nicer ghetto than it used to be!) There was the shelf of New Exciting Hardbacks! No TSK. Grr. I was about to go have a Talk with their ordering people, when we saw two copies of it down with the Bujold paperbacks. [livejournal.com profile] fordprfct took one. I took the other one... and put it up at eye level in place of a less worthy book on the New Exciting
Hardbacks! shelf. And I turned the paperbacks of Hallowed Hunt out. Thus initiating another friend into Guerrilla Bujold Marketing. I also recommended the book to the sales clerk up front, told her how good the ARC had been.

The most energy I've had for days...especially since he was driving. All gone now...

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