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Chat Tonight + what are you up to?

Social distancing because you're in an area effected by Covid-19? Connect with your fellow reprobates in the Conspiracy Room tonight. Password is HERE. Weekly chats will continue every Sunday evening. Remind yourself by setting up your LJ account to email you every time a post tagged "chat" is posted to the community.

5pm Pacific Time
6pm Mountain Time
7pm Central Time
8pm Eastern Time

Check out the world clock for more time zones. See you there!

In the meantime... If you're at home right now, what are you up to? Have you written letters? Painted something? Baked some bread? Read any good books? Listened to any good podcasts?

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Chat Tonight!

There will be a live chat tonight in the Conspiracy Room for all reprobates to connect online while social distancing. Password is HERE.

5pm Pacific Time
6pm Mountain Time
7pm Central Time
8pm Eastern Time

Check out the world clock for more time zones.

For the foreseeable future, I am planning a chat every Sunday evening till... Well, till life stops feeling like a bad dystopian YA novel from 2014. If you have trouble remembering when chats are, don't forget that you can set up your LJ account to email you whenever a post tagged "chat" goes up on sounis.

Where there is coffee...

Chats for Those Social Distancing?

So, so, so... This is happening. If you're in an area affected by COVID-19 and are at home practicing social distancing, first off, thank you for doing your part to flatten the curve; however don't forget that you can still connect with your internet friends.

Join me for a chat in the Conspiracy Room for not only this Sunday, March 22nd, but every weekend till things start to get back to normal for us reprobates in affected areas. We can mad speculate about RoT, share ideas for celebrating the final book's release, and get recommendations for books and audiobooks to try.

5pm Pacific Time
6pm Mountain Time
7pm Central Time
8pm Eastern Time

The password for the chat room is HERE. You must be a member of Sounis to access chatzy. If you live in a different time zone, check out the world clock. I'll be posting reminders on Sundays late morning to early afternoon. If you're worried you'll forget, you can set up your LJ account to email you when a post tagged "chat" goes up on the blog. Comment if you need instructions on how to do so.

If Sundays don't work for you, let me know which day of the week would, and I might be able to set up a few chats on an alternative day of the week as well.

Some of you have also been asking about a community re-read, and I am definitely planning one. I've just been hesitant to set up official dates due to the dubious release date. I'm planning to do so fairly soon, though the dates will be subject to change. I don't know if Harper Collins will delay the book if MWT is not able to have a book tour this summer/fall due to the outbreak, but I'm sure that is something that cannot be decided for a few more months.

Stay safe out there, reprobates. I love you all. *big hugs*

In preparation for RotT

So, we all know RotT is going to be the last book and I want to be super prepared, like I want to reread the books...but I want to celebrate it too. I'm looking for ideas as for what to do until it comes out and what to do when it comes out. Any ideas?

Thanks for any response!

Thief by Avian

Best Fantasy Heist Novels

Our favorite series gets a shout-out on BookBub's site, in an article titled, "14 of the Best Fantasy Heist Novels." If you're not familiar with BookBub, it's a free service that sends out notices of free and reduced price ebooks, new author releases, and reading recommendations. You can sign up for a daily email that gives you tips about what to read. I know someone here on sounis introduced me to it, along with Book Gorilla, a similar site.

Anyway, I loooove that it not only mentions The Thief, but also Six of Crows, and the Eli Monpress series, other favorites of mine. Have you read any of the other recommendations? I believe I tried the Locke Lamora book but didn't finish and now I can't remember why. Other favorite heist books? 
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I'm not the only librarian here, right? Anyone else going to PLA in Nashville next week? My schedule is kind of packed, but I'd be happy to try to meet up with other QT fans IRL.

Commemorating Now That We've Got a Release Date?

After the original 'for our own good bait-and-switch' RotT release date, we talked a little about how to celebrate the series finale and many years of fandom when the book actually came out.   

So now that we all know what we're going to be doing in October, I had an idea for something we could maybe do while waiting in the proverbial guardroom, kicking our heels while the release date approaches and the book puts on the finishing touches.  I know there will be rereads galore (I've already seen a few discussed in other groups), but I thought it might also be fun to do something of a "where in the world is [The Thief]" or The Thief on vacation kind of thing.  You know those pranks where someone takes someone's lawn gnome and takes pictures of it on vacation around the world?  Maybe random pictures like that of tqt in the wild where people are re-reading or taking their copies on vacation, etc.  

Anyway, not offended if no one's interested, but I thought it could maybe be a fun interactive way of showing how far the fandom has spread or how the series still impacts our lives many, many, many years later.  :)  


Return of the Thief, Bus Edition

MWT has a book update on her tumblr!

"I am happy to report that I have finally reached that magical point where I tell my editor yes, if I get hit by a bus tomorrow, she has my permission to publish the book posthumously.
I am still working on it, though, because I can’t stop until the copy editor threatens to murder me.
Publishing is a more violent profession than you might have realized."

(I definitely read that last bit in Gen's voice.)

Hooray! And congratulations to MWT! That is a wonderful accomplishment. :)


New New Release Date?

Just got word that Amazon now shows the RotT release date as October 6....not August 25th anymore. Mac's Backs (MWTs local bookstore) also now says October 6th, though the audiobook version still have the original (2nd original) release date in August. 

Can anyone else confirm what the ACTUAL release date is now?