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So, yesterday was pretty exciting. Being the Kindle Daily Deal, The Cloud Roads made it up to:

#2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Epic
#2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction
#2 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Epic

Which is very cool to see, though really, it doesn't mean anything. But it's nice to look at it and pretend for a minute.

Today I mainly have to try to finish the last Raksura novella, get my hair cut, go to the post office, and buy paper towels. (Note, these are novellas, not novels. Two of them turned out long, around 39,000-40,000 words, two shorter, around 25,000. For comparison, a short book is around 70,000 to 80,000 words. The Raksura novels were around 120,000.)

I also need to trim some more limbs off the trees, but I don't know that I'm going to get to that today. I did it earlier in the week and ended up getting a small piece of wood in my eye, which ouch. No damage or lasting effect or anything, just ouch.

Book recs:

* Good Reads Book Giveaway For Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica
One minute, twenty-four-year-old Sophie Hansa is in a San Francisco alley trying to save the life of the aunt she has never known. The next, she finds herself flung into an unfamiliar world.

* Valor and Vanity
Acclaimed fantasist Mary Robinette Kowal has enchanted many fans with her beloved novels featuring a Regency setting in which magic--known here as glamour--is real. In Valour and Vanity, master glamourists Jane and Vincent find themselves in the sort of a magical adventure that might result if Jane Austen wrote Ocean's Eleven.

* Washington Post: Early Octavia Butler stories coming out in June
A pair of recently discovered early stories by prize-winning science fiction author Octavia Butler will be coming out as an e-book in June.

* News about upcoming works from N.K. Jemisin

* Lightspeed Magazine's Women Destroy Science Fiction issue

And a Book Drive:

* Accio Books!
Accio Books! is the Harry Potter Alliance’s annual book drive. Since 2009, Harry Potter fans around the world have donated more than 100,000 books to underprivileged or underserved readers.

This year we are building an Apparating Library in Detroit!