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We have the BEST author

Jan. 19th, 2017 | 12:25 am
mood: happyhappy
posted by: an_english_girl in sounis

Like, we knew that already. Before she came up with a new book, dropped in on a bunch of over-excited chatting fangirls or set up the chance for us to combine Art with QT :)

But here is the ultimate evidence of it. Megan's letter to all of us:

The ARC contest

I hope everyone who entered is happy with the way the contest turned out. I know I am. This is roughly how it worked.

People emailed me a link to their posts. The entries were listed in order of submission. I used random.org to generate a number and the entry that corresponded with that number was the winner. (I think that if I do this again I’ll try using random.org’s Third Party Draw system so that people can confirm that they are entered in the contest.)

I wanted a contest where everyone who wanted to participate could. I didn’t want to have to judge it—I hate judging and I am terrible at it–and I wanted everyone to make art if they felt like it. I was thinking more about community than competition. That said …

Wow, you guys. Really.

I don’t want to seem maudlin here, but I’m a little verklempt.

There were so many entries. Photos, paintings, playlists. Dolls. Yarn. Calligraphy. Songs. Figurines. Someone embroidered a map of Eddis and now I can’t find it, but I will, and when I do, I will reblog it. I did not expect this contest to be a data set for the many ways we interact with a text, but I’m excited that it is. People wanted to win an ARC to share it with their friends, their siblings, their Moms. People who didn’t even want to enter the contest wrote just to say nice things! (Ha, I entered you anyway.) People were kind about my mole god drawing. People were willing to share something of themselves with others they’ve never met.

I am serious when I say that I am honored to have you as readers. A little less serious when I say, whoah, good thing it was a random draw or I’d be mailing out hundreds of ARCs right now. Thank you for the submissions. Thank you for the reblogging. Thanks for the community. You guys are the best.

[from http://meganwhalenturner.tumblr.com/post/156035917972/many-thanks-to-macs-backs-for-sending-out-the-arc]

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Continue the Read-along? Volunteers needed!

Jan. 18th, 2017 | 01:40 am
posted by: ninedaysaqueen in sounis

Back in September, we re-read “The Thief” as a celebration of its twentieth anniversary and held weekly discussions in order to once again carefully dissect each and every sentence. You have no idea the details you can miss till you’ve gone over the text with a microscope!

Check those out if you missed them.

Since “Thick as Thieves” was announced, I've been plotting to continue the re-read with “The Queen of Attolia" and the other two books. I’m guessing, like me, many of you are due for a re-read, and it’s a lot more fun to re-read together.

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Winner of MWT's contest

Jan. 17th, 2017 | 09:02 pm
posted by: checkers65477 in sounis

Originally posted by at meganwhalenturner:



Thick as Thieves ARC entry: Fan Art Landscape

We have a winner!

Congratulations Buriedbybooks!

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Chat this Sunday?

Jan. 16th, 2017 | 07:53 pm
posted by: ninedaysaqueen in sounis

Anyone up for a chat this weekend?

Since Sherlock will no longer be taking over my Sunday with screaming each week, I figured it's time for some screaming and speculation about another favorite series of mine.


Sunday January 22nd
7pm Central Time

For other US timezones-
8pm Eastern Time
6pm Mountain Time
5pm Pacific Time

If your timezone does not appear here, please check the World Clock.


The Conspiracy Room

You have to be a member of Sounis to enter the Conspiracy Room. I will post a link to the password the day of the chat.

Let me know if you plan on attending!

Since no one objected last time, the information revealed in the TaT summary is fair game for discussion. The summary reveals the main character of the book and a few sentences describe the plot. If you do not want to be spoiled by the summary, please comment and we can consider making this a spoiler free chat.

Spread the word!


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Readaloud Updates

Jan. 15th, 2017 | 05:26 pm
posted by: dannybailey in sounis

Hello, Sounisians!

You may have seen that we have a new readaloud master post, courtesy of the wonderful checkers65477. Go and look at it! Listen to the lovely chapters.

If you're interested in hearing my voice again, there is a *brand new* chapter: King of Attolia - Chapter 6. In it you will find Costis on a rollercoaster of emotions. I had a lot of fun recording his conversation with Aris about whether or not to tell Eugenides about selling gossip to Baron Susa (even if he didn't mean to). Hopefully you all enjoy!

If you're not a member of the community, you should totally join so that you can listen to the amazing recordings that fellow fans have done. (PS, have ya'll listened to Chapter 7 of The Thief by scottykarade? It's sooo good! It's got sound effects! And music!)

Which brings me to my next Readaloud update:

With a new book (and thus new chapters) forthcoming, I think it would be a good idea to finish up some of the chapters we have already claimed. If you don't want to/aren't able to/are not even reading this post, then just feel free to do nothing. We will be clearing the assignments of ALL unrecorded chapters at the end of this month. That is, unless we hear from you that you want to keep your chapter. You don't have to finish it by the end of the month, you just have to let us know you still want it. Comment here, or on the readaloud post and just say "I want to keep my chapter" or something.

We originally set a loose deadline of one year after claiming a chapter to have it recorded. It's been closer to 10 years for a lot of these, so I think this is pretty fair. Keep in mind, you don't have to record your chapter by the end of the month, but it would be pretty cool to get some fully recorded books, so consider carefully if you want to keep your claimed chapter.

If you want to read a chapter, but your favorite one was claimed by someone else then keep an eye on the master list in the next few weeks. Maybe your chapter will become available! Also, there are still a bunch of chapters of A Conspiracy of Kings available if you want to start recording right away. ;)

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Megan's lovely study

Jan. 15th, 2017 | 01:33 pm
mood: impressedimpressed
posted by: checkers65477 in sounis

From MWT's Tumblr page:

"I moved to Germany. I'll be staying for the winter in a beautiful old guesthouse, built in 1911, with gorgeous windows and pretty defective wifi."

This is kind of what I always imagined famous authors did. Looks like a fantastic place to write a book! 

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ARC contest

Jan. 15th, 2017 | 01:23 pm
mood: impressedimpressed
music: deirdre's song
posted by: checkers65477 in sounis

MWT's contest to win an ARC of Thick As Thieves is officially over. Take a look at some of the beautiful art and heartfelt stories on Megan's Tumblr page. It's fantastic to see every person's different interpretation of their love of the QT books. Good thing she decided from the start to award the prize via a random number generator. There's no way anyone could ever decide what is the "best" entry.

Now just to wait to find out...

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I would love an ARC SO much! (Whether I SHOULD have one or not!!)

Jan. 14th, 2017 | 07:49 pm
posted by: deirdrej in sounis

Well, hello to everyone and our Beloved Author! It's been forever since I posted anything here -- but I have a few minutes, and hopefully I haven't missed the deadline yet. So, I understand I can get four entries to the most exciting contest of the year by completing four fun and easy tasks. Here goes! The rest of this entry is under the cut (I hope! I'm the one who always had trouble with cuts.)
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Why I should have an ARC

Jan. 14th, 2017 | 03:32 pm
posted by: eme369 in sounis

Okay, so since I'm a truly terrible artist (I think drunk squirrel art probably looks worthy of the Louvre compared to mine), I've put  off posting this as long as possible, but here is my poor attempt at fan art. :)

1) Fan Art
Since my drawing skills do not even extend to stick figures, I decided to focus on my favorite series location - the library. Though this is a more figurative representation, since Gen's library was probably smaller, it represents to me the refuge that we all (Gen included ;) ) find in books, and the endless information and worlds there are to discover.

2) Why I should have an ARC
The Queen's Thief series is my favorite series I have ever read. I discovered the first book at around the age of 14, and in the past 10+ years since then, I have re-read the books over 30 times! Of the (literally!) hundreds of series I have read, and through all stages of my life, including high school and 2 degrees, they have remained my absolute favorite, as shown by the embarassing number of copies I have. These books have been the screensaver on my phone for the past several years, since no image makes me happier than seeing them all together.

Thank you MWT for the amazing world and refuge you've given us!


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Why I should [not] have an ARC

Jan. 14th, 2017 | 08:38 am
posted by: an_english_girl in sounis

Okay, owing to the fact that I haven't drawn for years, this is a bit last minute, but here I am!

Dear Megan,

I should NOT have an ARC.

1. I've only been waiting for less than two years :)

2. Owing to the joys of time zones, I will be getting my copy of Thick as Thieves at least five hours before the rest of the reprobates. Which will (Please note, reprobates!) be plenty of time for me to read it and get on here to gloat at the rest of them ;P

Therefore, I don't need the ARC. Please, pick someone else instead. But this doesn't mean I'm going to pass up on the fun of doing clunky art ;) So, as a sort of thank you...

1. Landscape.

My very favourite of all the stories of the Gods!

2. Other Art.

Thank you! I had great fun doing these!


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