November 27th, 2007

A Pocket Full of Murder

A Public Service Announcement

main_titles speaks truth about Megan Whalen Turner's Gen books. I am glad she did this because I was feeling guilty that I hadn't yet posted to rhapsodize about them as I should have long ago.

Also long overdue for squeeing endorsement: Shannon Hale (The Goose Girl, Enna Burning, River Secrets, and especially Book of a Thousand Days) and Laini Taylor (Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer). I hope to do them all more justice eventually, but in the meantime, just consider them heavily rec'd, will you? You can find their blogs at squeetus and lainitaylor respectively.

*uses Queen of Attolia icon as penance*
A Pocket Full of Murder

Oh dear.

So my husband comes in from his shed/workshop*, where he's been working all evening on a barn-shaped toy cabinet for our oldest son, and we have the following exchange:

H: I thought when I started that this was going to be a small project, but I seem to have got a bit carried away.

Me: O RLY?

H: Yeah. Now I know why the Mennonites get everybody together to do these things.

Me: ... They do that for REAL barns. Not TOY barns.

H: They'd do it for this one.

Me: *facepalm*

I suppose I could go out to the shed and look for myself, but right now I'm thinking I might be happier just not knowing...

* which many visitors mistake for the house next door, or possibly a summer cottage we couldn't be bothered to buy extra property for, but that's another story.
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