I’m still here, really. Just… lazy. Lurking quite a bit. Okay, a lot.
Anyway, before my blog falls into disuse, here’s what I’ve picked up from my lurking around your blogs.
Sharon Lee and Steve Miller have started releasing their Liaden Universe chapbooks as ebooks. I’m downloading them to my Kindle as soon as they appear on Amazon. As an aside, I have really upped my spending at Amazon ever since I got my Kindle. I used to buy from Amazon all the time back at university (those were the days when they offered free shipping above £25, and I saved up for bulk ordering my books), but then slowly drifted away over the years. But the sheer convenience of buying ebooks via the Kindle has reeled me back in again.
You’ve all seen Seanan McGuire‘s “One Salt Sea” cover by now, right? I’m not quite sure how I feel about it. I think it’s lovely, but it’s very different from the first three covers, style and atmosphere-wise. But it makes for a striking cover, and I think it gives us a more vulnerable Toby than we’ve seen before. The picture Ms McGuire has on her blog is without the text, and makes it really clear it’s mermaid-Toby. Which is all kinds of fascinating. I cannot wait.
And speaking of tantalising hints, Juliet Marillier blogs about writing from the POV of someone with a severe disability for her next book. Which means her next Sevenwaters novel has Maeve as the narrator. I’m looking forward to it.
And now I really should go and update my Goodreads account, which is at least two weeks behind.