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flax-golden tales: pocket taxi service

pocket taxi service We always gave each other thoughtful gifts, it was our rule. They didn’t have to be fancy or expensive, they just had to mean something, for birthdays or holidays or just-because. So I was a little bit surprised when my going-away present was a piece of chalk. I did that stereotypically girly […]

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this is not a proper ALA recap because I’ve lost all concept of time

This past weekend (how is it Thursday already?) I was in Anaheim for ALA. I have not yet reacclimated to east coast time, not that I ever acclimated to west coast time, since I kept waking up at odd hours of the night while I was there. I would love for this to be a […]

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flax-golden tales: handwritten notes from the margins of the third page of the june inventory list* for the purgatory emporium

handwritten notes from the margins of the third page of the june inventory list* for the purgatory emporium Order x2 amount of bottles, last case arrived damaged. Clean awning. Inquire re: budget for new awning, sick of stripes. It’s been so long. Bring in cupcakes Tuesday? I could wait forever and he will never [remainder […]

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on research and museums

I don’t really research. I was asked at a book event once how much research I did for The Night Circus and I responded “I didn’t research, I made things up.” I think people clapped. It’s true, I mostly just make things up. For the circus I would occasionally check to make sure certain elements […]

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miscellaneous post of miscellany with links

This is not an actual post, this is a list of things I wanted to tell the internet on someplace other than Twitter. I have several proper posts in-progress and at least one of them will be posted this week.   This weekend The Night Circus won the 2012 Locus Award for First Novel. I am […]

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flax-golden tales: hollow places

hollow places Sometimes I forget who I am and what I’m supposed to be doing. All the me-ness slips away and I feel hollow and confused. Dizzy and light, like my feet aren’t on the ground. I can’t even cry, because I don’t know what to cry about. I don’t know why it happens. I […]

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BEA, the 2012 version

This time Book Expo America was the first book world thing that I’d done before. Last year’s was Baby’s First Book Event, so this year was deja vu all over again. (BEA 2011 was recapped epically here & here. This post will not be as epic.) The weather yet again toyed with me but I […]

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flax-golden tales: the chandelier rebellion

the chandelier rebellion The chandeliers went on strike but no one noticed, assuming it was the age of the wiring or faulty bulbs and not a calculated withholding of light. The list of demands appeared on the dining room table on a Thursday morning. It was a comparatively short list. Regular polishing. Appropriate use of […]

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june is audiobook month

I don’t listen to as many audiobooks as I’d like to but I still flipped when I found out that Jim Dale was going to narrate the audio version of The Night Circus. For a few reasons, including the fact that he narrated the short-lived but beloved-by-me Pushing Daisies and also he was Barnum in […]

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flax-golden tales: keeping time

keeping time I put time away. I locked it in a cabinet. An old cabinet, painted to look older than it is, with a lock and a key. I put the key on a chain around my neck. The cabinet has a glass door so I can see inside to check that time is still […]

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