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Warning: obsession alert.

This entry is partly to celebrate my new journal theme (check it out! nifty!).

But mostly it's to do something I really ought to have done a while ago: obsess about Megan Whalen Turner's books.

Now, first of all, my family read these (my mother about a year ago, myself a month or so ago, the others thereafter) because Lois McMaster Bujold (that's right, just one of my favorite authors ever) recommended them on the Bujold listserv. Our favorite author. Recommended these.

"These" are: The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, and The King of Attolia. AND THEY ARE AMAZING.

One caveat: I am more madly in love with these books than the rest of my family; they regard me as a little bit obsessed on the subject. Quite correctly.

But, I mean... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eugenides... is... is... words fail. There are no words for how awesome he is. Not to mention Irene. And Costis. I love Costis. But it's mostly Eugenides. Even if I don't really have the faintest idea how to pronounce his bloody name. Oh, and I almost forgot the Gods. How silly of me. Although, I suppose, there again, it's mostly Eugenides. *stifles somewhat hysterical-sounding giggle*

Oh, and Megan Whalen Turner reads Bujold, too. There's a not-too-terribly subtle reference to Civil Campaign in King of Attolia, which makes me really happy. Also a direct quote from Howl's Moving Castle. (You wouldn't know it's a direct quote, except that she said so.) Actually, that one's in both The Thief and King of Attolia.

So, yeah. READ THESE BOOKS!!! If you are going to come into much contact with me soon, it will just be a matter of self-defense, because I will burst out laughing at random inappropriate times, or smile to myself, or mutter a quote, and you will be much happier if you know what the hell I'm thinking. And anyway, they're just *good books*.

Well, now that I've convinced you all that I'm a crazy person, Good night!


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Aug. 29th, 2007 01:51 pm (UTC)
Wait. Wait. There's a book after Queen of Attolia?

My life just got better.
Aug. 29th, 2007 02:58 pm (UTC)
oh, yes. And it's the best one of the three. Really.
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Aug. 29th, 2007 11:44 pm (UTC)
1)oh, I know all the various options, I just don't know which one to use.

2) thanks. :)

3) already done, as you may have noticed. Huzzah indeed. I'm supposed to be cleaning my room and packing. Instead, I'm posting on Sounis. *sigh*

4) um, dunno. Should I send it (and a couple other books Catherine lent me) to work with my mother, or should I drop them at your house sometime?
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Aug. 29th, 2007 11:07 pm (UTC)
Howl's Moving Castle quote? Where? How did I miss that?
Queen of Attolia did not work for me as well as the other two; not sure why. Perhaps I just do not like romance twists. But yes, King of Attolia made up for it nicely.
Aug. 29th, 2007 11:41 pm (UTC)
As I say, it's missable. But:

"Go to bed, you fool," Calcifer said sleepily. "You're drunk."
"Who, me?" said Howl. "I assure you, my friends, I am cone sold stober." He got up and stalked upstairs, feeling for the wall as if he thought it might escape him unless he kept in touch with it. His bedroom door did escape him. "What a lie that was!" Howl remarked as he walked into the wall. "My shining dishonesty will be the salvation of me." He walked into the wall several times more, in several different places, before he discovered his bedroom door and crashed his way through it. Sophie could hear him falling about, saying that his bed was dodging.

"A little something to eat while you're riding. It's a long way to Evisa." She handed the bundle up to me and added as she did so, "My youngest is down in the prison."
"Oh," I said, not surprised. They probably hadn't bribed the tax collector enough. "Don't worry too much," I said as the magus dragged my horse away. "It's not so bad." I forgot myself enough to give her a real smile but replaced it with a grin when I saw her face brighten in response.
"What a lie that was," I added under my breath as we left the inn behind. The road curved away between rows of olive trees. As soon as we were well out of sight, the magus pulled up his horse and mine as well.

"I never understood why she didn't marry you."
The king settled further into his seat with a snort. "Maybe the prospect of being driven out of her mind put her off," he said.
The queen smiled. "What did she see in Sophos, then?"
It took the king some time to find an answer. "He was kind," he said at last.
"And you're not?" Attolia responded sharply.
Finally the king turned to look at her, his eyebrows raised in amusement. He shook his head.
"No," she observed thoughtfully. "You aren't, are you?" Then she dropped her eyes in a mocking imitation of demurral and said, "You've always been kind to me."
The king laughed out loud. He held out his arm, and she leaned against him.
"What a lie that was," he said.

*is really happy that you know these too*
Aug. 30th, 2007 03:12 am (UTC)
have i mentioned lately how much i love the fact that you're a big big nerd?

let's get all dressed up and go frolic at a sci-fi/fantasy convention.
Aug. 30th, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
Um, that would be amazing.
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