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Remember when _you_ wanted to be an assistant pig-keeper? [May. 24th, 2007|12:09 pm]
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I just found out that children's author Lloyd Alexander passed away just under a week ago. The NYT obit at http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/19/arts/19alexander.html does an excellent job of summing up his works and achievements.

Note to self: get the full set of Prydain Chronicles (somehow, only the 5th book escaped from childhood to now).

In other news, if you'd like to come over to my place tonight for boardgaming, let me know! Fairly open invite, but give me a heads up so I can be prepared.

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[User Picture]From: j_stone_
2007-05-24 05:36 pm (UTC)
Just found out? I posted about that two days ago! ;-)

I have the Prydain Chronicles on Audio Tape, and they're excellent. I think I still have the originals in paperback at my parents' house, but I'd have to dig around to be sure.
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[User Picture]From: laurion
2007-05-24 06:16 pm (UTC)
I'm a little behind.

I did read all of the chronicles as a child, but I only own a few at this point.

Interested in board games tonight?
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[User Picture]From: j_stone_
2007-05-24 06:19 pm (UTC)
Sadly, I can't, nor can I explain why, lest the wrong parties see this comment. I'll explain tomorrow.
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[User Picture]From: laurion
2007-05-24 06:53 pm (UTC)
Good luck, I hope you find the answers you're looking for.

(Those who are about to die, we salute you)
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[User Picture]From: j_stone_
2007-05-25 01:58 pm (UTC)

I actually had to go to a surprise birthday party for Professor Mortis. I don't know if he reads this or not, but I didn't want to blow anything.
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[User Picture]From: artan_eter
2007-05-24 06:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I noticed that a few days ago. I think I managed to collect all of his stuff, but as you know I'd be hard pressed to find it.

Prydain was one of my first solid introductions to the genre. I should reread it at some point (along with the other varied items of his that I acquired over the years).
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