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karenhealey ([personal profile] karenhealey) wrote2013-04-18 07:19 pm

Karen At Conversation In The Bookstore, Frequently With Herself.

"So many white dudes. I want the new Karen Lord, L, L, no. Um, I wonder if… no, this is sci-fi, where's YA. Sherri Smith, I think? Yeah, Flygirl, Smith. S, s, s, no! What do I have to do get Orleans? Or the new Seanan McGuire?*"

"Lili! Gotta read Lili. Oh, and the Steampunk anthology! Dylan's in that, he sent me his story, I haven't read it yet, I suck, what else is in it? Oh, this looks fun. Holly, and Libba, and ooh, comics! Look, Matt, look! Comics! Yeah, I'm getting this. Lili's Love-Shy, and Dylan's steampunk."

"Oh, Among Others! This book is about how reading makes life bearable even when it's not. It's about a girl who - her twin died, and she's in a boarding school and becoming a sexual being and she reads a lot of science fiction and fantasy I think it's the sixties? Also, fairies. Different fairies, it's good."

*stabs viciously at author's name on spine* "This guy… this guy, okay, no, I was at a thing with him once, no, no way, no."

"Hello! I would like to buy these books, and also I wrote this one, would it be all right with you if I signed it? Thank you! I like your nail polish."

*points to Villette* "Matt, this book is amazing. You read it, and at the end you're like, why is everything? That's my review. Don't read it, though."


* Turns out I had to hit up the Book Depository. I still love you, Book Depository.
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[personal profile] lauredhel 2013-04-18 07:30 am (UTC)(link)
I LOLed. This is all of me, right down to going "Ooh, you have pretty nail polish! What's it called? Where did you get it?"

Must read Villette, though. It's been on the TBR forever.
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[personal profile] jetsilver 2013-04-18 08:52 am (UTC)(link)
That is a perfect review of Villett.
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[personal profile] qian 2013-04-18 10:02 am (UTC)(link)
Noooo, everybody should read Villete! Er, except Belgians. And Catholics.

I scored the new Karen Lord for about £1 on the Kindle. >:)
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[personal profile] hawkwing_lb 2013-04-18 10:28 am (UTC)(link)
I resemble this post.
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[personal profile] challyzatb 2013-04-18 10:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Ha. That's adorable. Also why no read Villette?!?!?!