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 Topic: Good wishes
Good wishes [message #61890] Fri, 23 December 2016 16:14
AJLR  is currently offline AJLR
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Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas/Holiday/Mid-Winter (or -summer) break. May you, your family, and friends have a peaceful and enjoyable time.

(and I hope that 2016 will feel it can depart without loading us all with any more shocks)


"Never let a computer know you're in a hurry."
 Topic: An article about The Hero and the Crown
An article about The Hero and the Crown [message #61857] Mon, 14 November 2016 18:04
salome  is currently offline salome
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Just an FYI: Facebook suggested this article for me. I know nothing about the author and am now more worried about how closely Facebook is tracking my activity away from its own site but I thought I would pass it along:
http://www.unboundworlds.com/2016/10/the-filaments-of-fictio n-katherine-arden-on-the-hero-and-the-crown



 Topic: Lovecraft fans - a Kickstarted comic through 2015-12-04
Lovecraft fans - a Kickstarted comic through 2015-12-04 [message #61258] Tue, 27 October 2015 14:55
lenni  is currently offline lenni
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Hello.

Whilst perusing Kickstarter (global crowdfunding platform), I ran across this campaign that I thought some of you might be interested in -
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darksidefilms/lovecraft -pi-a-three-issue-limited-comic-series

I'm a bit scared of HP Lovecraft and his minions, so I probably won't be funding it, but who knows?!

Lenni
 Topic: Deerskin fan art
Deerskin fan art [message #61111] Sat, 25 April 2015 22:31
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I found this beautiful fan art of Lissla Lissar and had to share it here (linked to give the artist full credit):

Lissla Lissar

She's got some additional pieces inspired by the book as well, but this one really spoke to me.
 Topic: Look where Robin is now!
Look where Robin is now! [message #50834] Fri, 20 July 2012 16:12
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http://www.hbook.com/2012/07/blogs/out-of-the-box/my-favorit e-newbery-matching-game-featuring-robin-mckinley/

Horn Book magazine's blog features Robin - guess her favorite Newbery winner.
 Topic: Guess who's on this list?
Guess who's on this list? [message #50720] Fri, 13 July 2012 19:37
Melissa Mead  is currently offline Melissa Mead
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http://io9.com/5925288/great-opening-sentences-from-classic- fantasy-novels


Member of Carpe Libris: http://carpelibris.wordpress.com/
 Topic: Texas tornadoes
Texas tornadoes [message #49009] Wed, 04 April 2012 13:37
CathyR  is currently offline CathyR
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I hope all of you in Texas are safe and unharmed after the recent tornadoes.


Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.
 Topic: Support a Folk-Country music project?
Support a Folk-Country music project? [message #48076] Thu, 02 February 2012 07:42
KatydidNL  is currently offline KatydidNL
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I know there are a lot of music lovers on this forum, so I thought some of you might be interested in checking out a unique folk-country musician's project.

In the interest of full disclosure, the musician I'm referring to here is my own brother. Smile He is crowdfunding via Kickstarter in order to release his first EP of original songs. Paul is a talented songwriter/singer/guitarist and if this is a musical genre you enjoy, I can heartily recommend the project. You can see a short video where he talks about the EP and his inspirations here. You can also hear a sample track from each of the songs.

Since he's crowdfunding, any exposure he can get is much appreciated...so please feel free to pass the link on to anyone you know who might be interested in this kind of music.

Thanks for taking a look!

Addition on Feb 9th --> The EP is fully funded! Thanks to all who took a look, passed in the link, or supported the project. Much appreciated!

[Updated on: Thu, 09 February 2012 12:58]

 Topic: YA Fiction - Robin gets a mention
YA Fiction - Robin gets a mention [message #42968] Thu, 30 June 2011 04:05
helbel
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Thought people might be interested in this interview with Greg Van Eekhout and Carrie Vaughn where Robin and The Blue Sword gets a mention.

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2011/06/the-kids-are-all-right-greg -van-eekhout-and-carrie-vaughn-on-ya-and-mg


There is no such thing as too many books, only inadequate shelving
 Topic: Westercon 64 membership available
Westercon 64 membership available [message #42528] Mon, 06 June 2011 06:22
Marina  is currently offline Marina
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It's in San Jose, CA this year. I can't go, darn it. No money for parking+meals even if I go nowhere near the dealers' room. $65, will transfer full membership when funds are received.

If you're interested, send me a private message and we'll talk details.


A. Marina Fournier
❦If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful ❧ William Morris❦
 Topic: Robin McKinley on GeekMom
Robin McKinley on GeekMom [message #40053] Thu, 03 March 2011 07:08
Mirkat  is currently offline Mirkat
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Actually, Robin McKinley did NOT make any of the lists. Which is where you come in Smile Post on the thread and gush delightedly on upon Girls Who Do Stuff.

http://www.geekmom.com/2011/03/where-are-all-the-books-about -girls/
 Topic: Atlanta Nights: the Movie
icon10.gif  Atlanta Nights: the Movie [message #39950] Tue, 01 March 2011 11:31
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You might have heard of the book.

Now you can watch the movie.

I'm saying nothing more: you're all adults here and can take responsibility for asploding your own heads Very Happy

Frankly, if you can make it through more than a page at a time without rinsing your eyeballs, you're doing better than me!


Phil
My friends say I have CDO…
which is like OCD but with the initials in proper alphabetical order…
 Topic: Milwaukee area PRC?
Milwaukee area PRC? [message #36947] Sun, 28 November 2010 14:39
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Any forum members from the Milwaukee area who would like to get together to celebrate the release of Pegasus?
 Topic: Scotland, anyone?
Scotland, anyone? [message #36332] Wed, 10 November 2010 07:31
Magpie  is currently offline Magpie
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Any one interested in the Pegasus and Cake in the St Andrews/Edinburgh region of Scotland? Happy to organise if people are keen!

Magpie
 Topic: PRC For Rexburg, ID?
PRC For Rexburg, ID? [message #36096] Sat, 06 November 2010 14:08
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I would love to go to a PRC, but I am not close enough to attend the one in Seattle (no car), and public transportation costs are dreadful.
Is there anyone else in my area who would like to attend a party?
 Topic: Instructions for PRC Organizers
Instructions for PRC Organizers [message #35693] Sat, 30 October 2010 13:25
Black Bear  is currently offline Black Bear
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OK, I've heard back from Putnams, so we're all good to go! Here's the directions:

1. If you are organizing a PRC, you need to email me your real name and shipping address as soon as you have a date and time fixed, and at least 3 confirmed attendees. (That's you, plus 2 people.) I will pass your info on to Robin's e-marketer, the Amazing Anna, and she will ship you a book and two posters for raffling purposes. But you do need 3 people to qualify for a prize pack.

2. Remember you can promote these events beyond the forum. Call your friends, talk to the bookshop employees at your friendly local retailer, ask if you can put a sign up at the library. Let's see how many people we can get involved!

3. You're strongly encouraged to take pictures and write up a little blurb on how the party went--Robin is always in the market for blog material. So if you'd like your PRC to be featured on Robin's blog, document it and we'll see what we can do!

4. When you email me I will email you back a pdf with instructions, plus an Official Sign-In Sheet. This is how we'll keep track of entries for the signed book contest--make sure EVERYONE who attends prints their name and email address clearly on this sheet, and then the organizer can either type the list up and email it back to me, or scan it and email me the scan. Remember, organizers get entered twice. Smile

The email I'm using for this purpose is my "business" address: whiteape [at] whiteape [dot] net. If you have questions of general interest, please feel free to post them to this thread and I'll answer them for the benefit of all. Smile

[Updated on: Sun, 02 January 2011 09:18]


"The time is always right to do what's right."--MLK Jr.
 Topic: Nashville, TN area PRC
Nashville, TN area PRC [message #35632] Fri, 29 October 2010 11:07
Honey_Bee  is currently offline Honey_Bee
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I'm in the middle Tennessee area. Anyone interested in a get-together?


"All knowledge is worth having."
 Topic: Barcelona PRC?
Barcelona PRC? [message #35549] Thu, 28 October 2010 11:39
criscopolo
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Location: California
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I'm an American ex-pat from California living in Barcelona.
Any other Robin fans in Barcelona or in Spain?

I'd love to meet up!
 Topic: A brief, somewhat impure, musical interval(s)
icon6.gif  A brief, somewhat impure, musical interval(s) [message #28621] Thu, 22 April 2010 14:09
boddhi_d  is currently offline boddhi_d
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Random link o' the day: An article about variations in musical intervals within octaves, and the implications thereof. Featuring special guest J.S. Bach.

http://www.slate.com/id/2250793/pagenum/all/#p2

ta,
Dawn in TN
 Topic: Connie Willis and hand-bell ringing
Connie Willis and hand-bell ringing [message #27412] Mon, 15 March 2010 10:18
rachel  is currently offline rachel
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Just been reading Connie Willis Doomsday book, and discovered that the cast includes some American hand bell ringers who have come over to ring a Chicago surprise bob method. Is there a list out rhere of fictional bell-ringers?
 Topic: Review of Fire: Tales of Elemental Spirits
Review of Fire: Tales of Elemental Spirits [message #26605] Thu, 25 February 2010 15:54
eeralai  is currently offline eeralai
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I haven't been on in awhile so everyone might know about this, but just in case, here is a review on Fantasy Magazine of Robin's and Peter's Fire book. Enjoy.

http://www.fantasy-magazine.com/2010/02/fire-robin-mckinley- peter-dickinson/
 Topic: Piano Teacher Recommendations?
Piano Teacher Recommendations? [message #26476] Mon, 22 February 2010 10:33
amyrose  is currently offline amyrose
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Registered: October 2008
Location: Virginia
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I'm typically a lurker on the blog and forum, but Robin's repeated posts about piano lessons have inspired me. I'd love to find a teacher, but I don't know where to look. I don't know if my earlier teachers were really as dry as I'm remembering, or if they just gave up on a student who could rarely be bothered to practice, but I'm afraid that I'll wind up with someone just as incompatible. (I promise, I've reformed!)

Because this forum seems to be such a gathering of kindred spirits, I'm secretly hoping someone could recommend an actual teacher in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. If not, I'd really appreciate it if someone with experience in this kind of thing could give me some hints on how to find a good teacher.

[Updated on: Mon, 22 February 2010 12:30]

 Topic: Busker Festival photos
Busker Festival photos [message #25603] Fri, 29 January 2010 03:24
Guest
Every year at this time we have a 10 day Buskers Festival, where buskers and street performers from round the country and the world come to entertain the city. I work in town right on the edge of Cathedral Square which is a large (and mostly square) paved area in the heart of the city and the buskers perform there all day for this week!

So I bought my camera to work each day and tried to catch one act a day, didn't quite happen but here are the highlights of the ones I did get - LOTS more pix on my Flickr page - and more about the buskers and photography challenges on my Photography Blog

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4035/4306296482_f2d89aa9c2.jpg



http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2714/4310625019_7c3bfcc41f.jpg

 Topic: another author's take on Twitter
another author's take on Twitter [message #22933] Mon, 09 November 2009 19:14
abigailmm  is currently offline abigailmm
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Joshilyn Jackson just took up Twitter. Her first two tweets:

That first tweet was exactly 140 characters, by the way. Please remit accolades and prizes.

about 7 hours ago from web


This is like Blog Haiku. There are no 140 characters good enough to be the first 140 characters. So I shall never Tweet. Except I just did.

about 7 hours ago from web
 Topic: French citizenship - language test?
French citizenship - language test? [message #20032] Sun, 30 August 2009 20:32
Ithilien  is currently offline Ithilien
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Hi everyone,

It suddenly occurred to me that one or more of you might have acquired (or attempted to acquire) French citizenship and might thus be able to answer a couple of questions. I've been married to my DH for two years now, so I thought I'd start getting ready for the citizenship language test. But I can't find anything about the level of French that I need.

Anyone have the inside info on this?

Cheers,
Ithilien
 Topic: Melbourne Writers Festival
Melbourne Writers Festival [message #18892] Sat, 01 August 2009 01:17
Susan in Melbourne  is currently offline Susan in Melbourne
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Are any fellow antipodean forum readers going to the Melbourne Writers Festival at the end of August? http://www.mwf.com.au/2009/content/mwf_2009_landing.asp?name =Program
I've organised our work bookclub to go to the forum on the future of the book on Thursday 27th, and I'll be at a series of events on Saturday 29th, but may pop in for some other sessions at other times.
If anyone else is going, and would like to catch up for a coffee/whatever, please send me a pm and we'll set something up.
 Topic: bellringing & knitting
bellringing & knitting [message #18434] Wed, 22 July 2009 05:28
helbel
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Saw this and thought of the bellringing/fibrecrafting crossover on this forum

http://twoswallows.com/blog/2009/02/19/choices-a-scarf-and-d esigning/


There is no such thing as too many books, only inadequate shelving
 Topic: Identifying first editions
Identifying first editions [message #14438] Tue, 07 April 2009 11:25
Meredith B.  is currently offline Meredith B.
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I have recently purchased a hardcover copy of The Hero And The Crown at a used bookstore, and I'm trying to determine if it is in fact a first edition, and if there were multiple "first edition" printings. It's a hard cover, with a blue stripe around the edges of the cover image, and it says Green Willow Press, 1984 in the front. It does actually say First Edition in the front pages as well, but I know in the past they would sometimes run more than one printing of the first edition, and if there were no changes to the text / layout, they didn't necessarily change the edition number. I don't know if that practice extended into the 80s, however, or if it happened with this particular book. Does anyone know how I can find that information out?

This particular copy would never be of great value even if it was a true First, because it's been rather well-loved, besides having an adhesive book plate in the front indicating that it was a gift from a school to a specific student in 1985. Smile Which is kind of cool in and of itself, actually. I wonder what she did to merit a prize of the latest Newbery title in hardcover, don't you?

~Meredith
Forum: Blog Post Discussion
 Topic: Blog posts via email
Blog posts via email [message #59469] Tue, 01 April 2014 10:44
Blogmom  is currently offline Blogmom
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With Robin dropping back on her posting schedule, you might like to subscribe via Feedburner and get each blog post via email.

You will receive a verification email. Complete that and you're all set!

There is also a permanent link at the top right menu of the blog: subscribe via email

[Updated on: Tue, 01 April 2014 10:45]


"Oh, I wish I could, but I really don't want to." -- Phoebe Buffay
 Topic: no post - Web server outage
no post - Web server outage [message #54613] Sun, 17 March 2013 04:14
Blogmom  is currently offline Blogmom
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Web host's server was out for several hours last night, apparently some major hardware failure.

Looks like everything is back to normal now.


"Oh, I wish I could, but I really don't want to." -- Phoebe Buffay
 Topic: Book rec: The difference between you and me by Madeleine George
Book rec: The difference between you and me by Madeleine George [message #54136] Fri, 08 February 2013 18:13
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http://robinmckinleysblog.com/2013/02/08/book-rec-the-differ ence-between-you-and-me-by-madeleine-george/
 Topic: The Usual Monday Stuff
The Usual Monday Stuff [message #48804] Mon, 12 March 2012 20:53
Black Bear  is currently offline Black Bear
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Robin's Monday Stuff.


"The time is always right to do what's right."--MLK Jr.
 Topic: Pegasus Party Reports and Schedule (Black Bear)
Pegasus Party Reports and Schedule (Black Bear) [message #37166] Fri, 03 December 2010 18:39
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Pegasus Party Reports and Schedule (guest post by Black Bear)
 Topic: Robin is on Twitter
Robin is on Twitter [message #22603] Wed, 04 November 2009 08:08
Blogmom  is currently offline Blogmom
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Robin is on Twitter

All you Twitterpates can follow Robin on Twitter at http://twitter.com/robinmckinley

Technology is our friend.


"Oh, I wish I could, but I really don't want to." -- Phoebe Buffay
 Topic: Posting from Ry'leh
Posting from Ry'leh [message #12697] Mon, 09 March 2009 20:05
Black Bear  is currently offline Black Bear
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Hey everybody--just FYI, we're not posting a comments thread for tonight's blog entry. Robin's said what she wants to say on the topic, and opening it up for further discussion seems counter-productive. So, snowdrops tomorrow and back to regular threads. Smile


"The time is always right to do what's right."--MLK Jr.
 Topic: How Aerin Got Her Name
How Aerin Got Her Name [message #289] Wed, 08 October 2008 14:28
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How Aerin Got Her Name

This link will take you to the full post on the blog.


Smooshes!
 Topic: How this works
How this works [message #65] Sun, 28 September 2008 10:38
Blogmom  is currently offline Blogmom
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Registered members may reply to posts but only Robin, the moderators, and Blogmom can start a new topic.

Topic titles will correspond to Robin's blog post title.

After a certain period, topics will be closed to new replies.

Some threads may be left open longer or indefinitely at the discretion of the moderators.


[Updated on: Sun, 28 September 2008 11:01]

Forum: News and Updates
 Topic: Recipes Blog Archives 2008-2013
Recipes Blog Archives 2008-2013 [message #61646] Sun, 12 June 2016 17:56
Blogmom  is currently offline Blogmom
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Five yummy years of Playing With Your Food have been archived and are available here:


http://www.robinmckinleysblog.com/recipes-archive/





"Oh, I wish I could, but I really don't want to." -- Phoebe Buffay
 Topic: Robin McKinley ebooks newly available
Robin McKinley ebooks newly available [message #60699] Tue, 18 November 2014 12:29
Blogmom  is currently offline Blogmom
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November 2014 - Open Road Media has made eight titles newly available as ebooks.

Read more...

The following titles are now available in a variety of ebook formats:

The Hero and the Crown
Beauty,
Deerskin
Rose Daughter
Sunshine
The Outlaws of Sherwood
The Door in the Hedge
A Knot in the Grain

[Updated on: Tue, 18 November 2014 12:31]


"Oh, I wish I could, but I really don't want to." -- Phoebe Buffay
 Topic: Catch up on KES
Catch up on KES [message #60638] Mon, 10 November 2014 09:28
Blogmom  is currently offline Blogmom
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Catch up on KES on The Story So Far... page.


"Oh, I wish I could, but I really don't want to." -- Phoebe Buffay
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