Friday, March 31, 2006

Curiouser and Curiouser 3/30/06

The husband went away for work. The roommate has surpassed me in saving the world, a whole level! My mother, the Queen of Hearts, arrived for visit with her little entourage named Beanie. Holly couldn't be more pleased with this four legged aunt. The March Hare, Mad Hatter, and Dormouse moved the tea party to a restaurant to celebrate the birthdays and the unbirthdays - the alcohol flowed like rivers and the laughter rose with the moon. The library is strangely quiet as Egypt comes to a close.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Curiouser and Curiouser 3/24/06

Saw a musical and turned a year older. The insanity continues.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Update on The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

I normally reply to comments I receive via comment back. However, this time I choose to reply back through a post because I think most of my readers would appreciate the information. After my last book review, The Last Unicorn, I got a very nice comment from Connor Cochran, Business Manager for Peter S. Beagle.

Here was the comment:

connorfc said...

Dear Fable:

I'm glad you love THE LAST UNICORN, and I agree that it is a classic.

Given your comments about sequels, though, I hope you can forgive Peter for finally writing a sequel/coda story, "Two Hearts," and starting work on a whole sequel novel (as yet untitled). He's only doing it because after 37 years he found a tale in his head and heart he really wanted to share, I promise! For more information, just Google "Two Hearts" and "Peter S. Beagle."
-- Connor Cochran
Business Manager for Peter S. Beagle

I am thrilled to know that there is a sequel in the works. Contrary to how it may have come out - I do NOT dislike sequels. As of late, though, that is all there appears to be excited about within the publishing world. As readers, we must wade through much hype and junk to find the jewels of great literature. This is disappointing. So much of what is on the publishing horizon falls into the earlier category of junk. Sequels add to this. The trends that I have witnessed of late is this - if a book sold well then it must have sequel, or be part of a trilogy or even a series. There is no reason to stretch a good book into an average series. I hope Mr. Beagle proves me wrong. He is a talented writer, whose prose I've always appreciated. This is one work I would LOVE an advanced copy of, instead of all the junk I've had to wade through in the library recently. We will have to be patient. The book comes out in July, according to's website. Book is called The Line Between and is a story collection. I look forward to reviewing it come this summer.