Rachel Neumeier

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Giving thanks —

This year, I am particularly thankful for:

All my spring babies

And

All my fall babies

I hope you all have plenty to be thankful for this year as well.

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5 Comments Giving thanks —

  1. Hanneke

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    I’m waiting impatiently for Winter of Ice and Iron to propagate through to Kobo for the rest of the world, as it’s not yet visible for me.

  2. Katie Patchell

    This is the most adorable thankfulness post I’ve ever seen. Hello spring and fall babies!
    So excited–Winter of Ice and Iron is in the mail. I feel like I need to confess–I haven’t yet finished The Mountain of Kept Memory and The White Road of the Moon. I’m a book lover, but also a book hoarder of what I most anticipate loving….it’s so strange. Even to myself. So judgement’s ok.
    BUT when this third gorgeous book comes, I fully plan on doing what I do with Jonathan Stroud’s books–setting aside a few days to just work, run, and READ. And drink tea, because…what’s fall/winter without tea???
    Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for these books–and for pics of these (living) babies!

  3. Rachel

    Katie, that seems perfectly normal to me. I sometimes let a book I expect to love linger on my TBR pile for quite a long time because I seem to enjoy the anticipation of having it there. Or something.

    If you read them one after another, let me know which you like the best — they’re pretty different from each other, I think.

  4. Katie Patchell

    It must be that–the anticipation. I’m glad I’m not alone…

    Thanks, I will! The current plan is to read Winter first (due to the frigid weather, I’m in a “winter skies” kind of reading atmosphere/mood), then move on to Mountain (to thoroughly un-frostbite myself with something WARM), then finish with White Road. I’m currently walking a dog at a pet shelter that’s half greyhound and half Plott (sp?) Hound, but looks like a cross with a tiger. She has gold and black striped fur and long legs, and definitely in my top 5 beautiful dogs list. She’s so gorgeous, smart, and already we bonded (which came as a complete surprise–I’m still sad over losing my dog of 15 years and she’s been abused, so warms up slowly), and long story short–without being able to adopt at this point, I can’t handle reading about a loyal hound right now. But in a month or two I should be….

    But yes, I’ll definitely read them and let you know what I love best. I love when you switch tone–City in the Lake and Black Dog are some of my all-time favorites, and vastly different in tone.

    By the way, are you really doing a City in the Lake novella??

  5. Rachel

    Plott is the correct spelling! I think all Plott Hounds are brindle. Yes, checking on the website of the Plott Hound Association, I see only brindle variants listed as correct. Of course greyhounds are often brindle as well.

    I’m sure she is beautiful. Too bad she has had a tough time. I am always especially amazed that people will go to great lengths to get a dog of some rare breed and then abuse or neglect it. Very strange.

    I’m sorry to hear of your loss. Always tough to lose a pet, especially one that’s been with you for a long time.

    Also, yes, I’m half finished with a CITY novella. I got stuck halfway through. I sent the part I have to my brother; hopefully he will soon read it and immediately say, “Well, obviously what should happen next is…” Then I would be able to finish it promptly.

    I’m not likely to just give up on it though, so I do expect to finish it one of these days even if I have to beat the rest of the plot out of the aether with a club.

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