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** I am shocked to find that some people think a 2 star 'I liked it' rating is a bad rating. What? I liked it. I LIKED it! That means I read the whole thing, to the last page, in spite of my life raining comets on me. It's a good book that survives the reading process with me. If a book is so-so, it ends up under the bed somewhere, or maybe under a stinky judo bag in the back of the van. So a 2 star from me means,yes, I liked the book, and I'd loan it to a friend and it went everywhere in my jacket pocket or purse until I finished it. A 3 star means that I've ignored friends to finish it and my sink is full of dirty dishes. A 4 star means I'm probably in trouble with my editor for missing a deadline because I was reading this book. But I ...more

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Hello! It's Kat here on Robin's blog as she's out picking blackberries for the end of the season. I know it may seem strange that we are dividing the work out like this, but you have not had her blackberry jam. Once you have had her blackberry jam you'd happily insist that she go pick blackberries with Ginger and Molly than sit on the internet.

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annabelle Thanks so much for adding me as your friend! I love your books so much. It was after reading them that I became an avid fantasy reader.


Rosemary Burns Hello Robin
I wanted to tell you that I love your books, I read your latest books first. After I had read them, it makes me want to read the next one. So then have started reading all your other earlier books, they all capture my imagination and transport me to somewhere else. My favorite characters are Fitz and the Fool. Thank you so much for writing your books, and creating them, and in so doing, delighting our souls. Best wishes to you.


Myswedishbookcase I got the Farseer-triology, from my older brother, for christmas and was instantly hooked. I spent all spring reading all of your books, which are flawless and wonderful. I love all of your characters, but Fitz and the Soldier's son really has touched me. Keep up your good work!

Ps. Can Fools Quest be released already? :D

/L


message 13: by Luke

Luke Taylor Thank you for your friendship and your wonderful books!


message 12: by Tony

Tony Duxbury Thanks for becoming my friend on this site. I love your books. Keep up the good work.


message 11: by Gene

Gene You have my vote for 2014 best fantasy novel


message 10: by Steve

Steve Thank you Robin, for accepting my friend request.

~steve


Dustin Hi, good day, Robin!

It's an honor to befriend an author of such high regard, thank you so much for accepting.:)


message 8: by Joyce

Joyce Happy New Year Robin! Hope it is filled with good times and happy memories!


message 7: by Joyce

Joyce Happy New Year Robin! Hope it is filled with good times and happy memories!


message 6: by Freya

Freya Thank you for accepting! I look forward to reading your reviews, and I can't wait to start reading the Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince :)


message 5: by Niks

Niks Also! Sorry for flooding - I am not a stalker, honestly!))) I want to tell about my jornalist friend who has finished the Tawny man trilogy long before me. I was begging her for a review (she is russian), for she is marvellous with picking words and digging for the essence and also writs poems, but she said - God, I can`t even closely imagine WHAT the author had to go through in the end!! Writing the Fool with such Love and almost giving him the happiness he craved but never even secretely hoped for - that Fitz would finally understand that he is full and complete only with him, and then taking it all away from both of them...
Now I understand her.
I guess we are masochists))) for we love you even after that))))))
So I sending her Hellos to the Creator of the Fool also, thank you, excuse us for intruding and have a good day!!!


message 4: by Niks

Niks English is not my native, so I was afraid to write smth to the author whose narration is always like music to me. But then thought - o.k, at least I am gonna try!))) For your books are REALLY important to me, and after I finished the last, Fools Fate, and couldn`t find a place anywhere, I felt like I was gonna burst with the emotions in me - desperately needed someone th talk to, the one who Understands!... And then thought - no)) First I ll try to send you my Love and Gratitude for a Beautiful story which rocked my world. I have many questions and would like to ask you some of them, but also get that they probably would be the same ones you get each day for so many years!)))) So... once again, the main thing - Thank you!


message 3: by Shawn

Shawn Wickersheim Thanks for the friendship. I hope you have a wonderful day. :)


message 2: by Robin

Robin Hobb Meagan wrote: "I am thrilled to see you here! xxx" Thank you so much. I'm finding I really enjoy sharing the books that shaped my life.


Meagan I am thrilled to see you here! xxx


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