On the side, if you ever read this, Robin, I'm so sorry I assumed you wouldn't be alive. I've been following your blog for years, but I still remember that first jolt of "no way!" pretty clearly and it came with the wonderment of such a great writer still breathing. You seriously can't fault me that!! Although... if I ever write (and I think I would be proficient if I ever learnt) I would be SERIOUSLY IRRITATED if someone said that to me or about me. So... sorry.
Where was I? Oh, man... the coolest auction ON THE PLANET!! I'll post a link so it'll feel like I didn't hide this joy to myself. I am going to order The Blue Sword with a doodle of a smug Narknon signed by Robin McKinley. I've debated a lot and I am just settling for what I can't live without. I love all her books, but Blue Sword is like the book I reread every time I think I won't ruin it by memorizing every word. That is not easy, let me add, b/c I've been rereading it for many years... over twenty. I know, I'm not that old, but you see how I can be so surprised by how young McKinley is, too, right?
It's all so clear now!!
Sale and AuctionCheck out the Sale and Auction of books and other goodies! All proceeds benefit the New Arcadia Bell Restoration Fund. Ends 9-October-2011.