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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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in lieu of a post that was not a post, books.

I seriously just spent a considerable amount of time writing a post that was mostly little bits of things and also a list of things that I am going to post about in upcoming proper posts and then there was some sort of draft-saving internet hiccup and now that post has vanished. So, as I […]

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not really here.

I’m still on hiatus! Really! But I’m doing some blog housecleaning and I had things to share so you get a mini-post. Figures I post more than normal when I’m on hiatus. Firstly, Kyle Cassidy is a splendid photographer and once upon a time he caused me to buy a fountain pen that was used […]

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coffee table/books

This is my coffee table. My coffee table has not been this clear since before the book tour. I am far too pleased about the clearing of the coffee table, even though it quite possibly involved cluttering other tables not pictured. I am having one of those days where I have a lot to do […]

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books.

Okay, I’m not sure this is all of them yet but here’s the up-to-date pile of books accumulated during the book tour. Some purchased, some gifted, others magically materialized the way books do. (And also my raven mug, filled with jasmine tea.) I’m going to need to reorganize some shelves.

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miscellany & musings & music

Pardon me, but where did August go? Excuse me whilst I cling to this final day, in denial that the morning will bring September in all its autumnal, impending book release glory. This post is going to be all over the place, be prepared. Proper blogging keeps getting lost in the wilds of the to-do […]

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monday miscellany, again

Little bits of things today, because my brain is all unfocused. I’ve been doing things in fits and starts for days, so the blogging can have a similar, disjointed feel for the start of this week. I have contact lenses! I had to wear my trial pair all last week and they were proclaimed satisfactory […]

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reading

I am all reading & writing & very little arithmetic around here lately, so in lieu of actual blog content, here is a peek at the latest additions to the ever-growing to-read pile: The Thin Man is my last Hammett novel left to read, sadly, though I have plenty of short stories to crawl into […]

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penguin classics & an elephant

You may have seen me on Twitter bemoaning the fact that I only received one book as holiday giftage. (Technically, I got two. I received one after the bemoaning.) Obviously, two is still not enough books. So despite the sorry state of my to-read shelf, I bought myself some pretties. I have coveted the Coralie […]

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really big book

I like books. A lot. This is likely obvious. I recently bought myself a book that I’d had my eye on for awhile. I wanted it based on title alone (Magic 1400s-1950s!), but then I saw pictures and made grabby hands at my computer screen and then I kind of had to have it. I […]

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