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#1 2016-12-31 17:56:33

Jeremy_Erman
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Celebrating The Heart of What Was Lost

The official release of The Heart of What Was Lost is in a few days. How are we going to celebrate? Simultaneous world-wide smarchmoots? Stand on street corners with giant posters? Pass out leaflets in front of bookstores? Never-ending Mint parties?

It seems to me we should ring in the new book as much as we can, both online and in real life:)

 

#2 2017-01-01 02:08:40

Olaf
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Re: Celebrating The Heart of What Was Lost

By making as much noise about it as we possibly can, anywhere anyone will listen.


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#3 2017-01-01 15:05:41

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: Celebrating The Heart of What Was Lost

I know I will be celebrating, for sure!


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#4 2017-01-02 01:15:22

ylvs
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Re: Celebrating The Heart of What Was Lost

Firs, you and I will run around with the book boasting about our acknowledgements to everybody whether interested or not. I sure will.

*giggles*


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#5 2017-01-02 14:00:27

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: Celebrating The Heart of What Was Lost

Me: "Excuse me, Ma'am. You dropped your book."

Woman: "No, I don't think that's my book."

Me: "Ah, of course. It's my book. Or, rather, the book I'm mentioned in, here in the Acknowledgements section. See?" *opens book to the relevant page*

Woman: ... *wanders away*

Me: "Excuse me, Sir. You dropped your book."


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#6 2017-01-02 14:00:59

JustCharlotte
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Re: Celebrating The Heart of What Was Lost

It's already the 3rd  in Kiwiland but Kindle is making me wait! *sulks*

 

#7 2017-01-02 14:31:45

ylvs
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Re: Celebrating The Heart of What Was Lost

Exactly, Firs, exactly!

No.3 in New Zealand? Awesome!

*runs out to check amazon stats*


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#8 2017-01-02 14:35:10

JustCharlotte
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Re: Celebrating The Heart of What Was Lost

No dear, it's the 3rd of Jan here which is when Kindle tells me I can have THOWWL. Unfortunately it is not yet the 3rd in other parts of the world...
☺☺☺

 

#9 2017-01-02 14:58:54

ylvs
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Re: Celebrating The Heart of What Was Lost

Oh, I see. That makes sense. It was anywhere even nearly as high and I was wondering if Kiwiland somehow had more Taddicts than any other place.

*giggles*


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#10 2017-01-02 15:30:15

Tad
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Re: Celebrating The Heart of What Was Lost

Long ago in a galaxy far far away, TGAT was the #1 work of fiction in New Zealand.

Did I not already love Kiwis and Kiwiland, that would be reason enough to do so.


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#11 2017-01-02 20:36:03

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: Celebrating The Heart of What Was Lost

JustCharlotte wrote:

It's already the 3rd  in Kiwiland but Kindle is making me wait! *sulks*

Oh, poor you, Charlotte! Hang in there just a biiiiiit longer...!


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#12 2017-01-02 20:40:54

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: Celebrating The Heart of What Was Lost

Tad wrote:

Long ago in a galaxy far far away, TGAT was the #1 work of fiction in New Zealand.

Did I not already love Kiwis and Kiwiland, that would be reason enough to do so.

Hey, #13 in the US (which is what TGAT was here) isn't bad, either!


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#13 2017-01-02 22:03:48

Blue&Green
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Re: Celebrating The Heart of What Was Lost

I can't believe it's only a few days away from the new book. I'm going out tomorrow and I'll be stopping by my local bookstore to see if they have it in early.

 

#14 2017-01-03 00:55:55

JustCharlotte
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Re: Celebrating The Heart of What Was Lost

Tad wrote:

Long ago in a galaxy far far away, TGAT was the #1 work of fiction in New Zealand.

Did I not already love Kiwis and Kiwiland, that would be reason enough to do so.

Yes, I remember and quite a few people of my acquaintance were ecstatic when TGAT was finally available in bookstores here. My sister and I had the one copy between us, which we tried to read at the same  time, but different pages. *grin*

 

#15 2017-01-03 00:57:33

JustCharlotte
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Re: Celebrating The Heart of What Was Lost

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

JustCharlotte wrote:

It's already the 3rd  in Kiwiland but Kindle is making me wait! *sulks*

Oh, poor you, Charlotte! Hang in there just a biiiiiit longer...!

Got it now!!!! 😀😀😀

 

#16 2017-01-03 02:48:22

Kia
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Re: Celebrating The Heart of What Was Lost

3rd of January, 0:03 CET - HOWWL was transfered to my kindle (^____________________^)

excuse me - I'm off reading ;)

 

#17 2017-01-03 02:51:51

Kenan
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Re: Celebrating The Heart of What Was Lost

No tHoWWL in my store yet *cries*
When I get it I'm going to celebrate by reading!


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#18 2017-01-03 02:56:44

Merenwen
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Re: Celebrating The Heart of What Was Lost

Kia wrote:

3rd of January, 0:03 CET - HOWWL was transfered to my kindle (^____________________^)

excuse me - I'm off reading ;)

Have fun! I will wait for the printed version. What are a few days more, right?

... argh! *fidgets*

 

#19 2017-01-03 05:06:02

Kia
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Re: Celebrating The Heart of What Was Lost

...and I just found out that audible.de is already selling the audiobook. Of course I purchased that one too - so first reading and afterwards listening *walks away whistling happily*

 

#20 2017-01-03 08:39:34

Kenan
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Re: Celebrating The Heart of What Was Lost

Ohmydogohmydogohmydog!
I was scouring the city for a copy, and finally gave up, asking "my" store when they might get it. Two guys were discussing it, saying probably Monday. And then, ohmydog, as I was leaving, one of them gave me an Advanced Reading Copy! Sshhh! Don't tell anyone! And don't worry Tad, I'm buying the book anyway, of course!
Now I just want to finish the other book I'm reading. Planning to read tHoWWL tomorrow!


Wouldn't the plural form of Olaf be Olaves? ;) - Firsfron of Ronchester

 

#21 2017-01-03 10:46:33

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: Celebrating The Heart of What Was Lost

Kenan wrote:

Ohmydogohmydogohmydog!
I was scouring the city for a copy, and finally gave up, asking "my" store when they might get it. Two guys were discussing it, saying probably Monday. And then, ohmydog, as I was leaving, one of them gave me an Advanced Reading Copy! Sshhh! Don't tell anyone! And don't worry Tad, I'm buying the book anyway, of course!
Now I just want to finish the other book I'm reading. Planning to read tHoWWL tomorrow!

Wow! That's awesome, Kenan! Enjoy!


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#22 2017-01-03 10:51:31

ylvs
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Re: Celebrating The Heart of What Was Lost

Kenan, I am impressed by your strenght of will to finish other book first!


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#23 2017-01-03 10:51:37

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: Celebrating The Heart of What Was Lost

My Amazon copy of The Heart of What Was Lost is supposed to ship today. We shall see. The Barnes and Noble copy won't arrive until January 9th.


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Ommu is horrifying; Akhenabi is f**king evil; Makho is Trump with a badass sword; Jijibo is the crackhead version of Towser.  And Saomeji is creepy. --Cyan

 

#24 2017-01-03 10:54:08

ylvs
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Registered: 2001-06-19
Posts: 13257

Re: Celebrating The Heart of What Was Lost

I dunno yet when book will be here. No email from bookstore yet ...


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#25 2017-01-03 10:58:30

Seitherin
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Re: Celebrating The Heart of What Was Lost

Was happily waiting for me on my various devices when I got up this morning. Can't wait to dive into it.


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