Posts tagged Eek
Posts tagged Eek
I can easily imagine the thought process behind pulling this very pedestrian quote of mine: “Hey everyone, this is a novel with huge crossover potential and we need to market it to adult lovers of historical fiction. Is there a comparison in a review somewhere we could use? What, not from Respectable Outlets? *googles* Oh look, someone said exactly what we need in a tiny blog - let’s use it!”
Still, pretty happy to help spread the word about one of my favourite books of last year :D
Sometimes my life is pretty awesome :D
The event was much smaller than I’d imagined, which made me realise just how lucky I was to get tickets. It was more like Edinburgh than, say, the huge signing after the fairy tales thing in London last October, and I don’t imagine this kind of thing happens much anymore. The photo above was taken during the drinks reception before Neil’s talk, when he was basically standing around talking to people and being kind and generous, and everyone was quietly freaking out (or jumping up and down after they were done talking to him, which I actually saw a girl do :D). I got my copy of The Dream Hunters signed in addition to the Kindle, and I also got to thank him for everything (yes, again, but I do have enough to thank him for to justify saying it every time I meet him).
The talk itself was also really good - there was an emphasis on movie and TV adaptations of his work, since this is a film festival, but it covered a little bit of everything. I forgot to take a pen and notebook, and I can’t trust my sleep-addled brain (ugh, 6am flights) to remember things coherently enough to write a proper post, so this time the photos and very brief summary will have to do.
We’ll also be visiting Nottinham, Manchester, or Birmingham. Which? Your votes decide.
London here I come :D WE SO EXCITED.
“Every generation needs its art-house romance, and who better to deliver it to Gen-X than “Slacker” director Richard Linklater? Scruffy Ethan Hawke and luminous Julie Delpy are perfect as the not-fully-adult-but-already-weary Jesse and Celine on an all-night stroll through Vienna. Every generation also needs movies like this to give them faith that there really can be good movies about people just standing around and talking—look no further than the 2004 sequel and start holding your breath for a third installment that is reportedly due in 2013.”
From Paste Magazine, the 90 Best Movies of the 1990s
And apparently it’s true.
Intrawebs, I NEED TO BE TOLD about these things. They’re important in my life. *holds breath* It had better be good. Please, let it be good. The other two mean too much to me for me to be able to handle it not being good.
:o She’s basically INVITING us to stalk her. Can’t say no, can I?
- Met my favourite author not once, not twice, but THREE TIMES (and randomly bumped into him like five other times);
- Went from mumbling awkwardly at him the first time to hugging him the third;
- Managed to get tickets to a TINY event featuring the aforementioned favourite author and two amazing musicians, where in the wee hours of the morning songs were sung and stories and poems were read while we sat wide-eyed on cushions on the floor;
- Saw my favourite band play a great set full of older songs;
- Made Bryce laugh with my pictorial attempt to request Lemonworld (no luck, but I shan’t complain);
- Went to three other GREAT concerts (The Twilight Sad doing an acoustic gig where they covered The Cure and Depeche Mode, plus Jason Webley, and Amanda Palmer)
- Saw my favourite author sing(!) on three different occasions;
- Saw six excellent Fringe plays;
- Met the authors of my two favourite books that I’ve read this year (The 10PM Question and A Monster Calls), both of whom were really nice to me;
- Got said books signed;
- Climbed the Salisbury Crags and enjoyed the amazing view;
- Did all of this in my favourite city in the world.
I’ll write properly about much of the above later, but for now: best.holiday.ever. I’m absolutely exhausted, but also truly revived.
Only 20 tickets were released and WE GOT TWO!! It’s going to be intimate to the point of awkwardness. AHHH
All the ticket-getting skills I accumulated over the years? I’m going to need them BADLY.