prettyweird said: One of the questions you answered was about the shock your books would cause in you family, or something like that. So, what advice would you give to a beginner author who worries to much about how his family and close friends would react to his work? Thanks in advance, you're such an inspiration to me! It's always a "safe place" (?) to read your books and interviews.

chuckpalahniuk:

Hey, your family doesn’t have to know.  Keep it all a secret until you publish, and they’ll be so proud they’ll forgive the rest.  And don’t be hurt if they don’t read the books or even get offended.  Too often, our concern about other’s feelings is actually fear that they might not care at all. 

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Finished THE CUCKOO’S CALLING by Robert Galbraith last night. I have to say, I may not have gotten to this if it hadn’t leaked that JK Rowling was actually the author. I respect her decision to use a pseudonym, but I really wish she would have used a female name at least. Nothing wrong with 
Cormoran Strike is a solid private investigator. He has a gossip worthy tragic past, a messy love life, and a military background. He’s pretty much exactly what I enjoy with my detectives. Robin, Strike’s temp assistant, wasn’t fully fleshed out in the debut novel, but I’m hoping to see her become a fuller character as the series continues. 
I’d definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys mystery novels.
GoodReads Rating: 3 stars (I liked it.) 
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Up next: THE SILKWORM by Robert Galbraith

Finished THE CUCKOO’S CALLING by Robert Galbraith last night. I have to say, I may not have gotten to this if it hadn’t leaked that JK Rowling was actually the author. I respect her decision to use a pseudonym, but I really wish she would have used a female name at least. Nothing wrong with 

Cormoran Strike is a solid private investigator. He has a gossip worthy tragic past, a messy love life, and a military background. He’s pretty much exactly what I enjoy with my detectives. Robin, Strike’s temp assistant, wasn’t fully fleshed out in the debut novel, but I’m hoping to see her become a fuller character as the series continues. 

I’d definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys mystery novels.

GoodReads Rating: 3 stars (I liked it.) 

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Up next: THE SILKWORM by Robert Galbraith

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First time I have bought a book through my Kindle. That was surprisingly easy.

First time I have bought a book through my Kindle. That was surprisingly easy.

Went home early from work today. My head was bothering me. I had every intention of napping, but I read on the train home and I had to finish THE CUCKOO’S CALLING.

Review to come tomorrow but I’m a satisfied reader.

logarithmicpanda said: Any idea of what to do with a damaged book? I ordered it online and it was delivered with a ripped spine so the seller shipped me another, and now I don't know what to do with the damaged one... I don't want to throw it :/

twirlyeleven:

bookmad:

i’m not sure, so i’ll drop this here for the experts to answer!

Normally you can send them back to the publisher.

If the book is broken please do not send it back to the publisher if you’ve already procured a replacement. Either place it in a recycling bin, or tape it up and donate it.

If you spend the money to mail it to the publisher, you’re out the shipping fee and the publisher will end up paying to pulp it at some point.

Personal info wise I'm pretty awesome, occasionally funny, and frequently getting lost.

I live in NYC and work for a large academic book publisher.

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