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1. Yesterday was the official release date of Mountain Magic: Spellbinding Tales of Appalachia, the anthology that contains my poem "Margaret Rose". I haven't gotten my copy yet, but it's on the way. I love the Mountain Magic website for referring to me as one of "thirteen master storytellers". Those of you with any interest in purchasing a copy for your very ownsome can do so at the Woodland Press site.

2. Remember that post from Sense & Sensibility I promised you? Yeah, well . . . it ain't happening. We'll get to Chapter 12 on Monday.

3. I'm going to an event on Tuesday at the Free Library in Philadelphia where I get to see and hear A.S. Byatt. I'm currently reading her short story collection, Little Black Book of Stories, and I'm already majorly in love with Possession. I've got a copy of The Children's Book as well, but haven't read it yet.

4. I hope you've all been nominating books for the CYBILS awards. Nominations are open until Friday, so you still have a few days to get your choices in (assuming you haven't already done so).

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Oct. 10th, 2010 11:07 am (UTC)
Kelly -- might you be willing to create some kind of signed label that we could stick inside our books, if we provide you $ for postage?

..off to order myself a copy.... congratulations!!
Oct. 10th, 2010 05:14 pm (UTC)
*grins broadly at this idea*

I will totally do that. And mail you one. Just DM me your address!
Oct. 10th, 2010 12:38 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the Mountain Magic release!

How wonderful to hear A. S. Byatt! And when are you going to lead us through The Children's Book? Or maybe your report -- I'm hoping for one! -- will give me a nudge. It's on my stack(s), too. I started it, loved it, but, not to sound like a slacker, it's just so big. I keep thinking of all the other books I'll be missing while I read it. But the season of cold is beginning, so I think it's getting on time.
Oct. 10th, 2010 05:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I haven't started The Children's Book either. I will, however, report back on the Byatt thing. I am terribly excited about it, since I find her writing to be totally daunting inspiring.
Oct. 11th, 2010 05:54 pm (UTC)
I'd be in for a group reading of The Children's Book... I've been meaning to read it too....
Oct. 10th, 2010 12:50 pm (UTC)
"I'm going to an event on Tuesday at the Free Library in Philadelphia where I get to see and hear A.S. Byatt."

wow. lucky you.
let us know all about it!
Oct. 10th, 2010 05:16 pm (UTC)
I feel lucky indeed to be seeing/hearing her. I remain majorly in love with Possession, and am rather besotted with Little Black Book of Stories as well!
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Oct. 10th, 2010 05:17 pm (UTC)
I also love her with mad love. I'm very excited that I bought tickets to the event (at the Free Library - oh, irony, you so crack me up). I will report back on my evening!
Oct. 10th, 2010 03:43 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the poem, and thanks for the Cybills reminder! And how fabulous to hear Byatt speak. Once I'm more able to get out and about, I hope to do the same the next time she's in Oxford. In the meantime I swoon via radio.
Oct. 10th, 2010 05:18 pm (UTC)
I hope you're more able to get out and about soon. And lucky you, to be able to catch her on the radio!
Oct. 10th, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC)
Congrats, my friend, on Mountain Magic!
Oct. 10th, 2010 06:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks Kim!
Oct. 10th, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, master storyteller!
Oct. 11th, 2010 05:31 am (UTC)
Isn't that the coolest designation? :D
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Oct. 11th, 2010 05:32 am (UTC)
I giggle every single time I read that. Which I do on days when I'm down.
Oct. 11th, 2010 01:21 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! :)

I just bought THE CHILDREN'S BOOK because I "heard" someone talking about it on Twitter or LJ. It was probably you!
Oct. 11th, 2010 07:29 pm (UTC)
It probably was me and/or Sonia Gensler, since we were both mentioning it. I think she may have read it already.

There seems to be some interest in doing it as a group read. I am wondering about doing an online book club for it. I've never belonged to a book club before (nobody's invited me, and everyone I know locally who's a reader is already IN a club), so it might be fun?
Oct. 11th, 2010 07:56 pm (UTC)
I'd love to do something like that!
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