November 15th, 2010

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We're into the cold and wet portion of our year, the least favorite time for me. Our cat Bella had apparently forgotten that it was going to get cold again at some point, and is shocked and offended by it. She's trying to spend most of her time wrapped around my arm, which makes typing difficult.

I'm looking forward to our friends' big annual Thanksgiving party next Saturday. It's been going on for years, and has its own cookbook.

Patrick Rothfuss' World Builders fund raiser for Heifer International has started. The info page with how to donate and how the drawing for prizes works is here. The first section of autographed books is here. (I've contributed two signed hardcovers of Wheel of the Infinite, the book my icon is from.) Last year World Builders raised over $190,000 for the charity.

The Carl Brandon Society's eReader prize drawing is still underway, a fund raiser for the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship Fund. The drawing's tickets will cost one dollar US ($1) and can be purchased at Entrants may purchase an unlimited number of tickets, which will be available from November 5, 2010 through November 22nd, 2010. Sales will close at 11:59PM EDT on November 22nd. Winners will be drawn randomly from a digital "hat" and announced online.

Book I'm reading: The Native Star by M.K. Hobson. It's a fantasy-romance taking place in an AU version of the old west with magic.