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Surveying Sounis

Apr. 18th, 2018 | 07:59 pm
posted by: heiros_acumen in sounis

Hi everyone. I'm in a graduate class at the University of Maryland studying online communities. For a final project I want to study you.

Please take my survey! 

It's short, only 18 questions, all of which are optional, so if there's something you don't feel like answering just skip it. Your participation is entirely voluntary and your responses are completely anonymous. I will not be publishing this. The only people who will see anything about it will be my professor and classmates. Unless people on here are interested, in which case I might post some summary statistics in the comments.

Thank you!


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King of Attolia: one of 50 best fantasies of 2000-on!

Apr. 13th, 2018 | 09:22 pm
posted by: ibmiller in sounis


Anyone see this list? I was very excited to see King of Attolia on it (though I would have put Queen instead :) )

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Megan's editor

Apr. 11th, 2018 | 08:19 pm
music: the script - arms open
posted by: checkers65477 in sounis

Got my new School Library Journal today and came across a familiar name--Virginia Duncan, MWT's editor. Megan's mentioned in the article, although it's about Newbery author Erin Entrada Kelly. That brought back a recollection of a fun blog entry from Shelf Awareness. It came out just after ACoK was published and describes not only how Virginia "hurled the book across the room in complete and utter disgust" after reading and being fooled by The Thief, but also how Megan got editor Susan Hirschman on board with what happens in QoA *. It's an interesting read, take a look.

*you know, the chop-chop part.

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Queen's Thief Appreciation Week

Apr. 9th, 2018 | 02:32 pm
posted by: freenarnian in sounis

...is happening over on Tumblr! Book discussion, fan art, and all sorts of QT goodness can be found under the #qtappreciationweek tag. View the post that started it all here.

(I know Tumblr is often viewed as the persona non grata of platforms for many hereabouts, but I figured I should give Sounis a heads-up anyway.) :)

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Thick as Thieves Re-read starts May 6th!

Apr. 3rd, 2018 | 03:57 am
posted by: ninedaysaqueen in sounis

We're celebrating the first anniversary of Thick as Thieves here on sounis with a re-read! Think of all that waiting we've aleady gotten through! ignores collective groans

If you've participated in a re-read here on sounis in the past, we've decided to organize things a bit differently this time. I'm still dividing the book into four, mostly equal parts to be read and dicussed each week, but instead of a dicussion lead, we're trying to actively include everyone a little more this time. So, we're asking everyone participating to make their own post each week after reading the section.

Your post doesn't have to necessarily be about the section being read that week. Discussing the book and books in general is also fine! If you don't have anything to say that week, just skip on ahead to the next.

I will open each week on a Sunday with a post reminding everyone what we're reading that week. The comments of that post will be open for discussing as you go or just random and quick observations and/or questions.

Here's the schedule!

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The Thick as Thieves paperback is also coming out in May, (go HERE for pre-order options) and there will be a couple of special treats just for you guys to celebrate its release. So, keep your eyes peeled during the re-read!

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Thick as Thieves Paperback - May 15th!

Apr. 3rd, 2018 | 12:58 am
posted by: ninedaysaqueen in sounis

For anyone who was waiting for the paperback version of Thick as Thieves before they got their copy, your time has come!

The Thick as Thieves paperback is available for pre-order at the price of $9.99 and will be released in just over a month on May 15th.

Places to order. Harper Collins - Amazon - Barnes & Noble or your local bookstore.

We also wanted to announce that we have some treats coming up just for you guys in May to celebrate the release of the paperback. Be sure to check back here in May or you might miss out!

We're also planning a re-read to celebrate the first anniversary of the book that will begin on May 6th.

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While She Knits--Spring Break!

Apr. 1st, 2018 | 06:39 pm
mood: excitedexcited
music: Jesus Christ Superstar soundtrack
posted by: checkers65477 in sounis

It's been ages since we've talked about what we've read lately. What are your reading recommendations for that spring break trip to the beach or the mountains, or even that staycation in the back yard?

Here are mine.

  • Recently I read Armada by Ernest Cline. Don't waste your time, Ready Player One is much more fun. Armada had a kind of cool premise but the story didn't live up to it.

  • I highly recommend A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. I put this on reserve at the library months ago and had completely forgotton about it. It's a lovely, gentle book and I learned a lot about Russia during the 1920s. The main character annoys the Bolsheviks through some poetry he writes. Rather than send him to prison or Siberia, he's sentenced to house arrest in the magnificent Moscow hotel where he lives, and is never again allowed to leave. It could have been a sad, harsh book but it is not. Alexander lives his life fully, all within the confines of the hotel. It's a book mainly about the relationships we have with others and how there are families of all kinds. Did you know the Kremlin was built in the 1300s?

  • Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore is a really different book. Imagine Alice in Wonderland and a Choose Your Own Adventure book mashed together into a book that starts off realistically and ends up in a crazy world of infinite endings. Every choice, every decision Jane makes steers her life in a different direction. And, there is a sweet basset hound. It's not going to be everyone's cup of tea, but I loved it.

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Off-Topic: Fandom Platforms

Mar. 30th, 2018 | 11:24 am
posted by: manderelee in sounis

I remember we had a discussion some time ago about Dreamwidth and Tumblr and stuff, and I just came across this article on Tumblr that I think some of you might be interested in: Why Did Fans Leave Livejournal and Where Will They Go After Tumblr

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The Queen's Peeps: Thick as Thieves edition

Mar. 30th, 2018 | 08:55 am
mood: amusedamused
posted by: an_english_girl in sounis

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Off Topic: Help wanted - Do you speak French?

Mar. 11th, 2018 | 03:12 pm
posted by: aged_crone in sounis

I need help!

I don't speak French, but I can read it, sort of, with a lot of help from online translaters.

There's an article about the effigy of Berengaria of Navarre (Richard the Lionheart's Queen). The article isn't a problem, but there's an video of an interview included. Since as far as I can tell French is spoken by ignoring about 3/4 of the letters, I can't figure out what words are being said so that I can figure out or look up their meanings.

So: Could someone who a)speaks French and b)has loads of spare time possibly tell me what they're saying? Please? You could pretend it's Attolian...



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