I have a Goodreads profile that I jump into occasionally to see what readers are up to. I honestly thought that I’d never be able to do a giveaway for my handbound books there, because how exactly do you do that for books with no ISBN or ASIN number? (ISBN = obvious, ASIN = Amazon’s identifier)
This has nothing to do with bookbinding or swordfighting or writing, I know, but frankly I like to indulge myself sometimes. It’s 9am, I’m sleep-deprived, and right now the cause of that is only seven months old, and snoozing in bed and getting the shut-eye that I so desperately need, so ya know what – I’m going to write about tea.
So, just a quick update – The Meldling is currently on sale for 99c, as part of a promotion I ran with My Book Cave. It’s almost finished now, so I’m giving y’all one last chance to get it for almost nothing. Tomorrow morning, I put the price back up to $2.99! Until then, you can snap up the first in the series if you haven’t gotten it already.
Okay, I love Jane Austen. I especially love Pride and Prejudice. I absolutely adore the 1995 BBC version with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. Today, I decided to watch the 2005 movie version with Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen.
It’s the worst thing in the world when a binding fails. It happens every once in a while, when the materials I pick for covers or endpapers or glue turn out to be a bad choice. This belated announcement comes to you courtesy of some bad materials that just would not glue down properly, which resulted in me having to rebind a cover, scrap two entire text blocks of expensive parchment paper, and throw out umpteen test print pages of regular paper.
Okay, I opened an Etsy shop after I realized that I had several test copies and other random bindings just lying around, and after much prodding from friends. I also took it as an opportunity to list a few of my vintage books acquired on my travels.
Anyone in Vancouver can just contact me directly to buy a book, but for anyone else – to Etsy with you!
I totally have a mailing list. It is a shiny list, which is unfortunately lacking in subscribers right now. This makes me sad!
I give away books on this mailing list once a month, as you well know. At midnight on September 30th, anyone who’s signed up to the list will be put into a raffle for a handbound copy of The Meldling.
Well, I can’t read Fifty Shades of Gray. I doubt I’d manage to get through the first chapter, seeing as I couldn’t get through even the first Twilight book. Therefore, I am experiencing it the only way possible: by listening to Mark Oshiro read it, and watching his head explode every five minutes.
I’ve been bookbinding ever since getting back from Ireland. I have so much to do! I had a LibraryThing giveaway finish at the same time as another giveaway was planned for the TomeTender blog (hi Dianne!) so my print editions are in demand.
As I was kicked awake by my daughter yesterday morning around 6am, I had the delightful experience of getting the results of the Hugos live from the other side of the Atlantic. After the various Puppies-related shenanigans going on, I expect a lot of people were waiting anxiously to find out what the verdict would be.
Time to show off something very interesting – my family sword! There’s a story to go with the sword, but as to the exact provenance of it – no one really knows. This is basically the result of my research, based on info gleaned from Google, what my father knows about it, and some help from swordforum.com.
I took a trip out to the Burnaby Archery Range again to do some more practice with my faithful yet rather crappy 18lb Wildcat bow. This time, we were shooting at 25 yards instead of 20, and I did notice the difference! The good news is that I seem to be getting better – when I’m not tired, that is. And I get very tired very fast, unfortunately.
So you know how I was talking about sticking with one WP theme for a while?
Yeah. That didn’t last. I realized that I was never really going to be happy unless I got a theme that I really, truly loved, and the theme I had just wasn’t it. So I spent the weekend tweaking a very solid theme into something that I really, honestly wanted, and this is the result.