Kindle Sale - Including RotT

So in my quest to find new 'while she knits' books based on recommendations from this group and others, I've discovered that a number of Kindle books are on sale, including the ebook version of Return of the Thief ($13 instead of $18).  I just got a copy of Inda for $3, Crown/Court Duel for $6, and Dark Lord of Derkholm for $5.  

I've only looked at a few authors so far, but there were more books discounted than normal when I go looking for books, so I figured I'd post here in case that's helpful to anyone else, especially if you wanted to preorder a digital version of RoTT.  

I know there are mixed opinions out there on Amazon as a business, so hope this is okay to post here.  Just figured I'd try to contribute toward any 'get all the books' goals others might have.  

Rebel Dream

The Queen's Thief Discord server!

I was recently invited to The Queen's Thief Discord server. For those who might not be familiar with discord, it's basically a program that functions very similar to Skype or Google Hangouts - I have also heard it's like IRC, but I never did that. It's a huge chat/message board/instant group message system, and a lot of fandoms are creating servers where people focus on specific stories. If anyone's interested in joining, you can click on the link below! The Queen's Thief Discord server
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While She Knits--whatcha reading?

whataliethatwas 's recent post made me realize that I need some new book recommendations. Thanks to whoever recently mentioned the Murderbot Diary books by Martha Wells.I got such a kick out of them and just adored the main character. If you haven't read them, go and find the first book All Systems Red.

What have you been reading lately that you'd recommend for QT lovers?

Thank You All for Existing

Spent a portion of the weekend tracking down a parallel quote between King of Attolia and Game of Kings, and in the course of my research happened back upon this Sounis discussion from years ago about Gen-like characters in other works (https://sounis.livejournal.com/266931.html#comments).  I hadn't forgotten the discussion, but it was actually quite a surprise to review and realize just how many of my favorite books as an adult I owe to this group, and that discussion in particular (Dunnett, Heyer, Sayers, Wrede; DWJ, Sutcliffe, and Sherwood Smith books I hadn't known about yet, and many more).   

So at the risk of sounding sappy over fiction and clever but possibly petty characters, thank you all for being there, and for the influence your favorites have had in my life over the last decade+.  Also, ladyofastolat if you see this, a big thank you to you specifically.  

Also, this led me to another delightfully exciting TBR list that started with False Prince as it was the only availabe book at my library while I was there.  Have we discussed this before, and is there confirmation the author is a mwt fan?  Because wow were there some overt parallels!  

Bookmarks

Today I was given* a bookmark, which has on it a book I rather thought Eugenides might be interested in!



(Tove Janson’s ‘Moominmama’ reading How to build an empire)

This left me wondering, though...

1. What would Gen think of bookmarks?
(Yes, I know, they have scrolls. But bookmarks are small, precious, slip easily into pockets … perfect for Gen!)

2. What is MWT’s favourite bookmark?
(A big leather fob with ‘Not Telling’ embossed on it, I’m guessing ;P )

3. What are your favourite bookmarks? And why?
(Go on, photos...!)

*It’s my birthday.
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Confession: How my Mind Wanders

So, I've long thought that if I were going to write a disseration (which I'm not), it would be titled, "Responses to the Revelation of the Reality of the Divine in Megan Whalen Turner's Queen's Thief Series." (She provides a wide catalog of responses to the discovery that the gods are real, after all.)

Anyway, that may be why on Sunday as we were singing "All the Poor and Powerless" by All Sons & Daughters as part of the worship ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_vRBPRFuUU ), I realized that if you pluralize (and un-properize) few pronouns and one line in the chorus, it could really be applicable to most of the major players in QT.

Lyrics with edits underlines and repeated choruses removed:

All the poor and powerless
And all the lost and lonely
And all the thieves will come confess
And know that you are holy
And know that you are holy
And all will sing out
Hallelujah
And we will cry out
Hallelujah
And all the hearts who are content
And all who feel unworthy
And all who hurt with nothing left
Will know that you are holy
And all will sing out
Hallelujah
And we will cry out
Hallelujah
Shout it
Go on and scream it from the mountains
Go on and tell it to the masses
That they are gods