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I managed the magic 2k today, which, for me, is An Achievement. Des Rocès is in philosophical, if fatalistic mood; Liyan is intrigued.

Here's a teaser, with a clue wrapped inside:

“And I wonder why it is that humans linger, sometimes, beyond death in this world.” Liyan had no answer for that, either. Qiaqia might know. Des Rocès continued, “The order that trained me, the undarii, believe that ghosts belong to your domain, to you know. To earth. Ghostsight is most often a gift of the Stoneborn. It’s my gift. The dead have clung to me most of my life, here and elsewhere. All save those I would most wish to have held on to.”

6 weeks to publication date for Grass King. I'm fretting...
At least Federer is still hanging on in there, at Wimbledon. (Losing Nadal yesterday was a blow, but to lose Federer as well... Unthinkable. Although I shall be watching for Julien Benneteau again. He has a beautiful game.)

Skirt of the day: black cotton trousers. I know. It's humid. I look like a bag lady. But...


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Jun. 29th, 2012 09:23 pm (UTC)
The Nadal loss was very surprising. I hope Federer hangs in there. I'd like to see him win.

I'm looking forward to Grass King.
Jun. 29th, 2012 10:06 pm (UTC)
Oooh, six weeks to publication of The Grass King!

You are surely doing what you need to do!

As inspiration, from a book I'm reading for my Hollywood Confederacy work, Prairie Fever: British Aristocrats in the American West 1930 - 1890, here's this:

[ " "The Prairie fever! I feel it now! While I am penning these memories, my fingers twitch to grasp the reins -- my knees quiver to press the sides o my nobel horse, and wildly wander over the verdant billows of the prairie sea."
--Captain Mayne Reid The Scalp Hunters, 1851 ]

BTW, it's about 100 degrees here, and my a/c and fans aren't cutting it ....

Love, C.

Edited at 2012-06-29 10:12 pm (UTC)
Jun. 29th, 2012 11:56 pm (UTC)
Oooh! Only six weeks to wait...
Jun. 30th, 2012 07:33 am (UTC)
I really hope you like it. :-)
Jun. 30th, 2012 04:04 am (UTC)
OY. Djokovic is MY guy. It might have been nice to have had a Nadal-Djokovic final, but I can't be sorry that Djokovic DOESN'T have to face Nadal this time around - and frankly, I was rooting heavily for Benneteau today...
Jun. 30th, 2012 07:37 am (UTC)
We all have our guys. For most of the 90s, mine was a relatively obscure French player, Thierry Champion, who could never be counted out till the final ball and who had the most beautiful passing shots.
Djokovic is a great player, and I am looking forward to seeing him shine again this year. And for a number of years to come.
And I was very impressed with Benneteau: one to look out for, I think.
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Jul. 1st, 2012 01:01 pm (UTC)
Djokovic is looking very good, I have to say. I hope your grandma isn't disappointed, either.
And thank you. I am full of pre-release anxiety about GK, but we shall see.
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