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ot: Neil Gaiman reading 'A Christmas Carol'

Dec. 26th, 2014 | 06:41 pm
mood: nostalgicnostalgic
music: Mediaeval Baebes--Gaudete
posted by: filkferengi in sounis

http://www.nypl.org/audiovideo/charles-dickens-christmas-carol-neil-gaiman-and-molly-oldfield

He starts about 11:30 into the recording. It's downloadable! Love it, squeeze it, take it home.

Happy Boxing Day!

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ot: Good Omens

Dec. 26th, 2014 | 04:32 pm
mood: enthralled
music: Joe Craven--Camptown
posted by: filkferengi in sounis

BBC Radio 4 has started airing their adaptation of Pratchett & Gaiman's Good Omens!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04knt4h/episodes/guide

It's streaming internationally, including the US & Scandinavia.

Happy Boxing Day!

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Merry Christmas!

Dec. 26th, 2014 | 01:49 pm
posted by: lizzyazula in sounis

Some QT crack and humorCollapse )

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Phone cases

Dec. 25th, 2014 | 07:14 pm
posted by: Hlmulhern in sounis

My family is up grading our phones and I'm going to be getting a Galaxy S4. I've been looking for an phone cases on redbubble and of course the first thing I think of is wouldn't it be cool to get a Queen's Thief case. Unfortunately we seem to have no presence on Redbubble (at least not in the phone case department). I was wondering if any one here has seen or created a Queen's Thief related phone case. Merry Christmas to everyone :)

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ot: Merry Christmas!

Dec. 25th, 2014 | 10:13 am
mood: festive
posted by: filkferengi in sounis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoHS4lgaxTI

Here's a fun take on Regency drama, with bonus Alan Rickman, & lots of other familiar faces.

:)

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While She Knits -- Holiday Gift Version

Dec. 20th, 2014 | 12:29 pm
mood: bouncybouncy
music: squirrel nut zippers - sleigh ride
posted by: checkers65477 in sounis

My holiday gift list is done!  Here is what I'm asking Santa for:
You better not pout...Collapse )
C'mon.  Have a seat on Santa's lap and whisper in his ear.  If Santa has a forked red beard, beware.

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ot: Tamora Pierce audio book closeout

Dec. 20th, 2014 | 10:46 am
mood: giddygiddy
posted by: filkferengi in sounis

Tammy titles $5!!

Jerrie

https://www.fullcastaudio.com/


FIND THE MAGIC!

Tamora Pierce fans, here's one you're gonna love!

Full Cast Audio has recorded a dozen of Tammy's books. As we continue to sell down our CD stock, at this point we only have three titles remaining in stock - WILD MAGIC, EMPEROR MAGE, and MELTING STONES.

Each recording is approximately 8 hours, on 8 CDS. And (check out the rave reviews for each title!)

From now until Friday (or when they run out, whichever comes first) you can get each of these recordings for only $5 apiece!

Two notes:

1) While we hope you'll pick up some other titles along the way but that is absolutely not required.

2) If you want delivery by Christmas you need to opt for Priority Shipping.

Find the Magic!

— Bruce Coville,
President

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ot: Little Prince trailer

Dec. 14th, 2014 | 10:28 pm
mood: bouncybouncy
posted by: filkferengi in sounis

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/12/first-trailer-for-the-little-prince

:)

filkferengi, now with extra squee!

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Gen-types

Dec. 12th, 2014 | 08:43 pm
posted by: rosaleeluann in sounis

I feel like maybe we've discussed this before but, well, we like talking about the same things again sometimes, right?

So recently I read a book which was OK, but I didn't love. When trying to figure out what exactly wasn't working for me, I realized one of the big issues I had--I felt like the author was trying to make one of the main characters into a Gen-type character, but was failing.

(To be completely honest, my first thought was, "This book would just be so much better if it was about Lord Peter instead." I think I'm due for a LPW re-read.)

So I started trying to figure out why I felt like the character failed to live up to the "Gen" type.

I started by trying to think of successful Gen-type characters. I know some are missing from this list, but these are the first I came up with--

Gen (obviously)
Lord Peter Wimsey
Sir Percy (the Scarlet Pimpernel)
Miles Vorkosigan
Chrestomanci
the Doctor

My list stopped there, even though I KNOW that I've read other books with this character type--help me out here, guys.


Then, I tried to decide what characteristics made this mold. The characters I listed above fit most or all of these characteristics:

clever and witty--quick thinking
intelligent--long term thinking
people skills--good at reading and understanding people
Aristocratic/privileged background, usually with a sense of style to go with it
Brave--sometimes in almost a daredevil way
Stick to a code/personal beliefs
Sometimes works in disguise or with another identity (not always literally)

That's all I have so far.

So what I'd be curious to discuss are these questions:

What other characters would you add to this list, and why do you think they fit? (Particularly if they're from books I haven't read ;-) Would you take away any I listed?
What characteristics would you add to this list--or take away from it?
Why do you think this character type appears repeatedly?

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Their Majesties

Dec. 1st, 2014 | 02:52 pm
mood: nerdynerdy
posted by: maidenbeckah in sounis

I spotted this at a store esterday, and just couldn't help thinking of Eugenides and Irene.

[Open]Attolis&Attolia

I'm starting to see those two everywhere.

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