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the night circus – uk edition

Yesterday I got home after a very long day to find a finished copy of Harvill Secker’s UK edition of The Night Circus waiting for me. Photos will not even begin to do it justice, but I figured I’d give it a try. Look, black-edged pages! There’s a clock beneath the jacket, set to midnight […]

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flax-golden tales: under-bridge heart

  under-bridge heart I keep my heart hidden, I always have. It never felt right to me to leave it exposed. It took me quite a while to find the proper spot to leave it. I tried under-bed boxes and seasonal snow-burying, moving it from location to location for years. Once I put it under […]

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goodbye, borders

I don’t really know what to say about Borders. The Borders in Downtown Crossing has been one of my favorite places in Boston for years. Almost a decade ago I spent all my lunch breaks there, while working temporary office jobs. I used to wonder then–fleeting, not-particularly-serious wonderings–if someday I might have a book on […]

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proper comic-con recap

Okay, here we go. I have heard epic tales of the wonderment that is San Diego Comic-Con International for years. I always thought maybe someday I would like to go just to experience it first-hand but I didn’t think I’d actually be Invited and Official and it’s still hard to believe I was there. I […]

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not a proper comic-con recap

This is not a real Comic-Con recap, my brain is too fried from being on planes all day, but here are a few atmospheric cell-phone photos to give you the general idea of what my last few days looked like. Had a marvelous time, met tons of fabulous people, really wish I’d had more time […]

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flax-golden tales: lament of the wooden dragon

lament of the wooden dragon It is a terrible thing, to ache to destroy oneself. And with it comes the constant struggle between destructive desire and the instinct of self-preservation. Alas, there cannot be breathing without burning. And it is so difficult to resist. It is in a dragon’s nature to breathe in flame. Regardless […]

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san diego comic-con

Hello, internet! I am in San Diego. I am at Comic-Con, or rather, next to Comic-Con at the moment but I will be at Comic-Con proper tomorrow and Friday! Tomorrow (Thursday) I will be signing posters at the Summit booth, #4029, at 1pm. Friday I will be signing ARCs of The Night Circus at the […]

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flax-golden tales: fragile vessels with invisible contents

  fragile vessels with invisible contents It wasn’t a very difficult technique to learn, though it took a lot of practice. And also some trial and error and a very soapy sofa before I figured out that practicing outside made for easier failure cleanup. There’s a trick to it, beyond getting the size right or […]

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cookies & werewolves

Spent just about 24 lovely hours in NYC. Arrived back in Boston with circusified momofuku milk bar cookies and a personally signed copy of The Last Werewolf. Met a lot of lovely bookish people during my very quick trip and had a delightful time and did I mention the cookies? Now I have to tackle […]

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bostonian summer

Living statue in the public garden. Boston is starting to feel like home, slowly but surely.

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