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Post  Maggie on Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:19 pm

Anyone read it? Liked it?

Repeat: I AM READING Graceling. I haven't finished it. No spoilers, please. *big smile*

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Re: Reading: Graceling

Post  Brigid on Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:04 pm

AAHHHH I love Graceling. That book is the bomb. I've also met Kristin Cashore and she's super cool. Did you know she writes all her books by hand? Yikes. I can't even begin to imagine... Shocked
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Re: Reading: Graceling

Post  Maggie on Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:42 pm

Really? And REALLY? And REALLY!?!? (In order)

I would have to be living on the streets with no access to a computer whatsoever to resort to writing my books by hand. O_O Kudos to her.

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Post  Brigid on Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:56 pm

Yes! Really really really! Haha, same here. Although, at least writing by hand would keep me from getting distracted by the internet. Only problem is, I can't read my own handwriting. So there goes that option.
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Re: Reading: Graceling

Post  Misty on Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:47 pm

I so love Graceling too and I so met Kristin Cashore! She is really cool. I was so glad she travelled down to Australia. And I can't wait for her 3rd novel Bitterblue. Hopefully it will be out by the end of the year.
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Re: Reading: Graceling

Post  Misty on Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:47 pm

No, half way through last year.
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Re: Reading: Graceling

Post  Amanda on Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:05 pm

I loved Graceling! Preferred Fire, actually, but Graceling was pretty good. Smile I enjoy Kristin Cashore's writing, but she has not deigned to come to Alaska, so we have never crossed paths. Razz I've actually never met a published author...it's a bit sad, but also means I've never made a fool of myself in front of a published author, either. I wouldn't know what to say, except, "Can you sign this to me? My name's Amanda. Thank you." *runs away with the book half-signed* XD
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Re: Reading: Graceling

Post  Brigid on Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:33 pm

@Amanda That's what I'm always afraid of too. Haha O_o But so far I've met Kristin Cashore, Meg Cabot, Libba Bray, and Maggie Stiefvater ... all authors I love, and all experiences meeting them were surprisingly non-awkward and disaster-free. They were all super nice. Maybe all authors are just cool people. ^_^
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Re: Reading: Graceling

Post  Constance on Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:54 am

@Brigid That's it. THAT is why I like you all. You're all awesome cause you're writers. And shall only get awesomer when you're published. *world makes sense now* Razz

I've read it. I loved it. I loved Fire too. I think I agree with Amanda, actually; I loved Fire better. Why does no one say "loved better"? It's always "liked better" or "loved more".

But anyway. I haven't met any published authors in RL either, though I've emailed and talked to them before. I think I wouldn't do TOO terribly in a real life meeting. Just somewhat terribly. It would all be fine, really, once we got past that painful moment where I have to get over my fangirlness. Razz

And the fact that Kristin Cashore writes her books by hand is somewhat terrifying, as well as amazing.
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Re: Reading: Graceling

Post  Sparks on Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:50 pm

Hi! I'm new. I haven't spoken to anyone on here yet, but just saw this post and though, 'Hey, I've read that!' So, um, yeah. Hullo. albino (Have to say, this website has some rather fabulous smileys)

To be honest, Graceling isn't the sort of book I usually read, but I did really enjoy it. The whole world was well-done, and I'm a sucker for books with a map in the front. =P Did anyone else notice, though, that whenever the characters laughed, they didn't laugh, they snorted? Just something pernickety that piqued me a bit. People don't snort (usually). But still a fun read.

@Brigid, that's so awesome that you've met her! Very Happy
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Re: Reading: Graceling

Post  Constance on Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:32 pm

What sort of books do you usually read, then, Spark?
And for the record, I snort. Not EVERY time I laugh, but it does happen. Just saying. Razz But really every time? That is indeed excessive.
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Re: Reading: Graceling

Post  Sparks on Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:10 pm

Well, um, maybe not every time :P Maybe that was an exaggeration. But I thought it might have made more sense if Kristin Cashore reserved the snorting for just one character.

I don't know, I have a bit of a weird taste I suppose. I don't really read much YA unless it's interestingly written. I like most things, but mainly crazy weird stuff like magical realism and, well, I don't know how to say I like literary books without sounding really pretentious. Hey-ho. :) Enough about me. What sort of thing do you read?
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Re: Reading: Graceling

Post  Sparks on Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:12 pm

Hehe, your haiku signature thing made me chuckle... Razz
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Re: Reading: Graceling

Post  Constance on Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:37 pm

Yes. Just one character would make much more sense!

Like…hm…Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma? (If I got her name right?) That's the most recent thing that I can remember reading that was maybe-possibly magical realism?
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YES. AT LAST SOMEONE CHUCKLED AT IT. It makes *me* chuckle every time I read it. XD
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