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lucky.

  Found a four-leaf clover today. Am wondering if it is lucky even though something clearly took a bite out of it before I discovered it, or if it is now only mostly lucky.

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flax-golden tales: precarious

precarious There are more birds who cannot fly than you might expect. And those who simply choose not to, for their own personal reasons. Grounded by choice or broken wings or lousy magnetoception. Though only occasionally is such a phenomena based on fear of heights. So many flightless birds still climb to tops of buildings […]

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it is a very strange yet wonderful thing to hear words you wrote read by jim dale

I took a very quick trip down to NYC because the audiobook of THE NIGHT CIRCUS is being recorded this week. I almost didn’t since I am crazy busy with moving things but I am thrilled that I did because it was marvelous. I will admit I have not heard more than snippets of the […]

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flax-golden tales: hotel story

hotel story It used to be the kind of place that bubbled with stories to the point of overflowing. Guests could hardly keep up with the gossip. Every night another happening. Another scandal. The things the walls in Room 419 might say if they could talk. (The walls on the fourth floor are mute, a […]

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night circus uk cover

Hi, internet! I’ve been ignoring you. I’m sorry. I’ll likely be missing in action quite a bit for the next few weeks but there will be occasional quick posts and flax-golden tales, still. For now, here is the long-awaited, gorgeous UK cover for THE NIGHT CIRCUS:  

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flax-golden tales: alternate paths

alternate paths It’s all about choices, I figured that out pretty early on while a lot of other people just stood there, overwhelmed by the first set of options. Better to keep moving, making any choice is more productive than standing still. I just hit another door-or-stairs point. The stairs look difficult, but the door […]

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miscellaneous non-BEA nyc things.

Other things I did in NYC that did not involve official BEA responsibilities: I ate a lot of really good food. A lot. My favorite might have been this tiny little South African Wine Bar that my wonderful NYC-dwelling sister put on a list of recommendations for me. I love food on small plates, it […]

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this is a proper post-BEA post. (part II)

Part II of the post-BEA musings. (Part I is here if you missed it.) Wednesday! My first scheduled event was the second of my two interviews, this one held at the Standard Hotel. Diane Keaton walked into the lobby right behind us. She wasn’t wearing shoes. Also, the Standard Hotel has spectacular elevators with video […]

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this is a proper post-BEA post. (part I)

Okay, it’s all starting to feel like a dream but here we go, not sure if I’m going to break this into multiple parts or not just yet. (Yeah, parts. This can be part I.) Monday! I left for NYC. I took a train from freezing rainy Boston to rather warm Manhattan without too much […]

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flax-golden tales: crucial communication

crucial communication It is so much easier for me to express myself in writing. Spoken words always fail to make it past my tongue properly, wandering astray over my lips to the point where what I say is very rarely what I mean. I mean what I write. I think I write what I mean, […]

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