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174 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +6 points

Doritos.

174 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +4 points

They're sent to booksellers, reviewers, and authors. Those people can request them from the publisher sometimes. They're also available at book fairs/expos but what's available depends on when the book fair is, what publishers are there, and what's upcoming at the time of the fair. Iirc, whoever got the Battle Magic ARC picked it up at a book fair. Physical ARCs are limited in numbers, but digital ARCs are more freely given. If you're interested in digital ARCs then I recommend checking out netgalley.

174 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 2 replies · +8 points

Tempests and Slaughter

ARCs are out for Tempests and Slaughter. (See: https://twitter.com/miss_melissalee/status/888521... & https://twitter.com/medusasmirror/status/88884648...) I can't remember who got a copy of Battle Magic and did a postal chain for it, but can we do that again please if someone can get a copy of T&S? Thanks! :D

(I haven't been following MR for a while, so if this has already come up then apols and please point me in the direction of, ta.)

208 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Wizard... · 0 replies · +1 points

How would you do a metallic ball? See BB8!

212 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Wizard... · 1 reply · +7 points

Your typo made me think of this:

213 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Wizard... · 1 reply · +9 points

Did anyone else count the syllables of the haiku and discover that only the last one was 5-7-5?

213 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Wizard... · 0 replies · +3 points

Ha. I hadn't even thought of that! Having recently read Middlesex my thoughts went to that instead (at one point the popular clique is called 'the charm bracelets' because they all wear them).

213 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Wizard... · 1 reply · +2 points

I hadn't before, I have now! That was amazing. :)

213 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Wizard... · 6 replies · +6 points

And what a beautiful spoonerism it was. They're named after the Reverend William Archibald Spooner, who was warden of New College of the University of Oxford and prone to muddling his sounds. Certain tongue twisters and rhymes are designed to trick you into spoonerising, usually rude ones e.g. pheasant plucker.

I have a long love of spoonerisms. :)

214 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Wizard... · 1 reply · +4 points

No privacy indeed. Including nurses rudely opening the curtains and waking you up at 7.30am or something ridiculous when you haven't slept well all night and just want, need, to keep sleeping. The worst was the anesthetist barging in through the closed door of my private room to check how I was doing: I was naked, giving myself a flannel wash in bed, which is why the nurse had closed the door. :@