Another Lovely Blurb + The Prospect of Spring Break

Sparkers recently received another wonderful blurb, this one from Rachel Hartman. When I found out, I was momentarily stunned and then rapturously happy (that sounds like something Anne of Green Gables would say, but I’ll stand by it). Rachel Hartman is the author of the YA fantasy Seraphina, which I think I have mentioned before. It came out in 2012 and immediately became one of my favorite books. It’s actually eerie how Seraphina seems like it was written expressly to make me happy, combining all the themes and elements I love most into one fantastic book. But it will also make you happy! If you like medieval settings or music or dragons or mysteries or philosophical musings. Seriously, if you haven’t read Seraphina, you should go find yourself a copy posthaste.

Right, so here is the actual blurb:

“I love a well-built world, and this is as deep, delightful, and lived-in as any I’ve visited. It’s a place where combating terrible evil requires not just magic but music, friendship, and an abiding love of books. I hope SPARKERS is just our first foray into Glewwe’s imagination; I’m already ready to visit again!”
-Rachel Hartman

In other news, I am still wading through the Slough of Final Papers, but the end of the quarter is nigh. For weeks now, I have been putting things off until spring break, so that now the things I supposedly intend to do during break include: plotting a novel, finishing all the books I checked out from the library over a month ago, deciding what classes I’m taking next term, writing letters to friends, getting a haircut, and cooking something that isn’t pasta or chickpeas. And also, you know, having an actual vacation. That may be asking a lot of spring break, but what are breaks for, if not for the making of grand plans?

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