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Hundreds of years before Alanna first drew her sword in Tamora Pierce's memorable debut, Alanna: The First Adventure, Tortall had a heroine named Beka Cooper - a fierce young woman who fights crime in a world of magic. This is the beginning of her story, her legend, and her legacy....

Beka Cooper is a rookie with the law-enforcing Provost's Guard, commonly known as "the Provost's Dogs," in Corus, the capital city of Tortall. To the surprise of both the veteran "Dogs" and her fellow "puppies," Beka requests duty in the Lower City. The Lower City is a tough beat. But it's also where Beka was born, and she's comfortable there.

Beka gets her wish. She's assigned to work with Mattes and Clary, famed veterans among the Provost's Dogs. They're tough, they're capable, and they're none too happy about the indignity of being saddled with a puppy for the first time in years. What they don't know is that Beka has something unique to offer. Never much of a talker, Beka is a good listener. So good, in fact, that she hears things that Mattes and Clary never could - information that is passed in murmurs when flocks of pigeons gather ... murmurs that are the words of the dead.

In this way, Beka learns of someone in the Lower City who has overturned the power structure of the underworld and is terrorizing its citizens into submission and silence. Beka's magical listening talent is the only way for the Provost's Dogs to find out the identity of this brutal new underlord, for the dead are beyond fear. And the ranks of the dead will be growing if the Dogs can't stop a crime wave the likes of which has never been seen. Luckily for the people of the Lower City, the new puppy is a true terrier!



Natalie (esaria) | 471 comments Started the first Beka Cooper book - Terrier

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Hopefully starting tomorrow!


Natalie (esaria) | 471 comments Brilliant! I’m really enjoying it so far c:


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Natalie wrote: "Brilliant! I’m really enjoying it so far c:"

Awesome :D


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Natalie (esaria) | 471 comments Finished Terrier (view spoiler)

Will be starting Book #2 Bloodhound either tonight or tomorrow c:


Natalie (esaria) | 471 comments Currently reading Bloodhound

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Terrier (Beka Cooper, #1) by Tamora Pierce
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Natalie wrote: "15% [spoilers removed]..."

YES I ALREADY LOVE POUNCE TOO SO PRECIOUS


Natalie (esaria) | 471 comments Andrea wrote: "Terrier (Beka Cooper, #1) by Tamora Pierce
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Natalie wrote: "Andrea wrote: "Terrier (Beka Cooper, #1) by Tamora Pierce
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Dude same XD


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Okay do you understand exactly what a mot or cove is?? It seems to be shorthand for girl and boy but I'm not 100% about that.


Natalie (esaria) | 471 comments Andrea wrote: "Okay do you understand exactly what a mot or cove is?? It seems to be shorthand for girl and boy but I'm not 100% about that."

From what I have guessed up 'til now, cove = man, mot = woman, gixie = girl.
It's confusing as hell though 8'D


Natalie (esaria) | 471 comments AHA

Found a slang thing on the wikia, please see below (in spoiler tags, but not spoilers ;D)

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Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 9905 comments It's also in the paperback version if I remember correctly. At the back. :)


Natalie (esaria) | 471 comments Thanks Book! c:

I know because I read on eBook format a lot, I tend to do a search for the word if all else fails, but if the slang terms are at the back it's a bit more difficult because you have to try and avoid spoilers to get to them ;D


Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 9905 comments Natalie wrote: "Thanks Book! c:

I know because I read on eBook format a lot, I tend to do a search for the word if all else fails, but if the slang terms are at the back it's a bit more difficult because you have..."


Yup. That's why I still prefer paperback or hardback books. :)


Natalie (esaria) | 471 comments Bookbuyer wrote: "Natalie wrote: "Thanks Book! c:

I know because I read on eBook format a lot, I tend to do a search for the word if all else fails, but if the slang terms are at the back it's a bit more difficult ..."


The main reason that I read eBooks is because I often read when I'm half asleep and it's just easier that way... plus if I drop the "book" it doesn't hurt as much as a hardback hitting me in the face ;D

Plus, I have an app for my library that lets be rent eBooks which, when the library itself has been having renovations done for MONTHS (...possibly a year by now actually) it's much easier. I definitely still buy and read paperbacks as well though c:


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Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 9905 comments Natalie wrote: "Bookbuyer wrote: "Natalie wrote: "Thanks Book! c:

I know because I read on eBook format a lot, I tend to do a search for the word if all else fails, but if the slang terms are at the back it's a b..."


I'm a much bigger fan of e-books now but I still prefer paperback and hardcover. :D

A whole year for your library?! O.O

Do you not have another one in town?


Natalie (esaria) | 471 comments Bookbuyer wrote: "Natalie wrote: "Bookbuyer wrote: "Natalie wrote: "Thanks Book! c:

I know because I read on eBook format a lot, I tend to do a search for the word if all else fails, but if the slang terms are at t..."


I kinda got addicted to eBooks a few years ago when I was given an eReader, and then I got an iPhone and started using the iBooks app 8'D

IT SEEMS THAT WAY, and really would NOT surprise me if it was that long or longer ._.

...there is, but it's really far away and I still don't have my licence 8'D Plus, with how busy my job has been lately I'm so tired by the end of the week that I just want to sleep and read - not take the bus for ages to get to the nearest library XD;;
I *am* getting driving lessons so that I can finally drive around town though!


Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 9905 comments I didn't really start liking e-book until last year. I go away for 3 months in the winter and I can't take all my books with me. So an e-reader is a life saver. :D

My town has 5-7 libraries so it's kind of shocking when someone says that they can't go to a library for any reason. I am very fortunate.

I also do not have my license and have to rely of my mom to drive me. I do have my learner's but I have to work on my confidence.


Natalie (esaria) | 471 comments You go away for three months? Why? o.O

But yeah, taking eBooks vs. taking a suitcase full of books is a LIFESAVER. I used to have 80% books and 20% everything else packed when I went away anywhere 8'D

We have... 6 apparently. But the only one that was easy (ish) for me to get to is the one that closed for maintenance XD;; Everything else is really spread out and I have to use public transport to get to.

My mum does tend to take me to places a lot too honestly, but she gets really busy so I feel bad asking her to take me to lots of places 8'D

I have my learners as well and yeah, confidence is the big part ._. I know HOW to drive in theory (and through books etc), but actually putting it into practice? NOPE.


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Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 9905 comments Natalie wrote: "You go away for three months? Why? o.O

But yeah, taking eBooks vs. taking a suitcase full of books is a LIFESAVER. I used to have 80% books and 20% everything else packed when I went away anywhere..."


Snow bird. My mom likes to go away for the winter and I can't yet live alone so I go as well. It's good for me since I have SAD and need sunlight. :)

My carry on and at least part of my other suitcase use to always be books. Now I hoping this year I can get away with one or two. I barely read my non ebooks last year.

That makes sense. I have one that I can walk to and the rest I'd have to bus it. :D

My issue is perception. It's part of my NVLD. Plus with my GAD it's just a horrible experience. I'm gaining some confidence by driving in empty parking lots. I'm hoping to build my skills and confidence some more this summer since my mom really wants me to be able to drive on my own. Even just to get tea.


Natalie (esaria) | 471 comments I'll bet it's probably nice to be able to escape the winter, and if your SAD mostly affects you when it's cold it's a good idea to avoid that as much as possible ._.
(...and I 100% had to look up SAD 'cause I couldn't remember what it was 8'D)

Oh gosh yes. I didn't do any flying for the longest time (NZ is pretty small and domestic flights are EXPENSIVE so most of the time you just drive ;D) but whenever we went for a holiday somewhere in the car I'd have a large suitcase that was mostly books, and then you'd go into town somewhere and I'd find a bookstore of some sort and end up bringing an extra pile home to the extent that often we had to pile books everywhere in the car to make it fit in (oops? 8'D)

I have to bus to all of them, it's just a matter of how MUCH busing tbh. The closest one is a bus ride into town, then a walk from the depo to the library, but all the others are at least one connecting bus ride away which is... not fun.

GAD is the worst ;u; I have that myself and while the medication I'm on helps with that a LOT (I can GO OUTSIDE now. And TALK TO PEOPLE. And FUNCTION), there are certain things that really set it off ._. My first driving lesson (before I was diagnosed with GAD) was honestly the WORST. My Dad (...who is legally deaf, and has very little patience) gave me my first driving "lesson" which consisted of mostly yelling at me to "go faster/slower" and explaining very little which put me off for a while... then I was at uni and the GAD got really bad (plus it took ages to get me on the RIGHT meds) and I either had no time and/or I was too stressed to even THINK of getting lessons... now that I have a job I don't have a LOT of time for them now, but I can at least afford professional ones and have my Mum (who is much more patient than dad, but also very nervous herself when I'm driving 8'D) give me lessons on the weekend. I feel like I need SO MUCH practice to get my confidence (and skills) up though ._.


Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 9905 comments Natalie wrote: "I'll bet it's probably nice to be able to escape the winter, and if your SAD mostly affects you when it's cold it's a good idea to avoid that as much as possible ._.
(...and I 100% had to look up S..."


lol. It's not a well know illness. I only learned about it in high school and I had done a lot of research on various mental illnesses by then already. :)

I found going to countries where English is not the first language helped with the whole buying more books thing lol.

I can walk to at least one fairly easily. It's only a kilometer away. The others I would definitely want to take a bus for. I think the next closest would only take one bus?

I'm so happy to meet someone else with GAD! I also take medication for it and it's helped a lot. Do you have issues with going outside as well? I'm still working on it. Also I can only talk to people online really. Function is also still pretty low but I at least don't sleep 18 hours a day now. :)

My first driving lesson I rolled into a ditch and almost drove into someone's house. :/

Meds take a really long time to figure out. I have tried like 5 different types all which just made me super sleepy. I find that the pharmaceutical companies seem to think oh your stressed? Sleep for 18-24 hours a day and that'll fix it. -.-

Same. I kind of wish I lived in a tiny town where everyone knew me since I can't figure out a way to get a easy to remove and attach sign that says 'New very nervous driver. Don't honk/yell and be kind.'


Natalie (esaria) | 471 comments Completely fair, I just felt a bit silly not remembering what it was considering my Bachelor's is in Psychology and Statistics 8'D
...though it has been a while since I did anything with either, aside from reading the odd related book. Oops.

I can imagine XD If you can't read the language there's not much point getting the book, is that what you mean? ;D

Oh nice, that's super close c: According to Google the closest one to me is ~3.5k, which admittedly isn't AWFUL but ideally NOT something I would do in winter :P

I do, but not NEARLY as bad as I was previously. I dropped out of uni halfway through my second year because I was just so unstable with my health (mentally, and as a side effect physically as well through not taking care of myself) and moved from Dunedin (where I was for Uni) to Hamilton (where my parents had since moved) to say with my parents. I was pretty bad with agoraphobia at the time and found it TERRIFYING to even think of just going to the damn letterbox by myself, but my Mum used to get me to just go with her to the supermarket or on errands to try and just get me out of the house, but in a way that I still felt safe.

After about six months of that (and SLOWLY improving through new meds and lots of therapy) I was able to get back to university (but swapped to the local Hamilton one) and completed my degree there - did REALLY WELL in comparison to while I was in Dunedin too, which I am super happy with. I went from my best grade being a B+ in Dunedin (...with my worst being a D - damn Chemistry 8D;) to my WORST being an A- in Hamilton, thanks to being with a really capable support system, feeling safe, and being on the RIGHT meds (amongst other things).

I was also able to better take care of myself by not taking such a HUGE workload. In my first year I took 4x18 point papers (72 points) in each semester, and in Hamilton I instead took 3 papers per semester that were either 10 or 20 points each, for roughly 50-60 points per semester, and also managed to get support through the disability services available there so that I could take my tests separately and thus not be as panicked by being surrounded by people etc. The smaller class sizes helped a LOT too (...my classes in Dunedin were upwards of 500 people, with some being almost 2000 which is not good for GAD with a side of social anxiety ;D).

I still occasionally have issues with going outside, but the medication I'm on (escitalopram/loxalate if you're curious) seems to be the correct fit, and it just helps me so much to feel more like ME. I also have lorazepam for if something happens that makes the anxiety hit the roof and a panic attack appear, which is a huge help - even if it does then knock me out for several hours 8'D

Honestly, what I'm most proud about for myself is the fact that I have been able to a) get a job and b) keep it. I still find socialising "in real life" absolutely exhausting and by the time Saturday comes around I need to lock myself in my room and sleep to recharge (...and occasionally do that throughout the week when I come home, or find a quiet room for lunch, etc.), but overall I seem to be doing pretty well, and I have some really supportive "real life" friends that are aware of my issues and really supportive and helpful c:

And yeah, not sleeping for 18 hours a HUGE improvement. Had THAT problem for a while ._. or you get the combined "can't sleep until 5am" with that, so that you don't wake up until like 10pm ._. Not helpful body, rude.

You rolled into a ditch? o.O That takes talent, I'm impressed! I think I almost drove into one at one point, but actually rolling into one is amazing (...though very bad for GAD, was it at least out of town and somewhere in the countryside? 8'D)

Tiny towns do NOT help with that I swear XD;; I lived in a really small town for most of my life and all that really happens is you get everyone laughing at you and making faces and really just making it difficult as hell for you in all ways ;D
For me, I went diving with my Mum on Christmas day last year, out in the middle of the country (we'd driven out to visit my grandparents on their farm, and were coming back after). Because the roads were so quiet I was able to get a good bit of practice in. Of course every time another car ended up behind me the anxiety immediately came out so I'd find a safe place to park and get them to pass me then start again 8'D

...and I wrote a lot. so sorry.


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Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 9905 comments Yes. Like last year we went to Portugal so the books would have been in Portuguese. If they did have English books (I didn't bother to look) they wouldn't have been ones I was interested in anyway or that I didn't already own.

That would be horrible in Winter! I have to go up a hill to get to my library so trying to do that I would likely break a hip!

I did the same thing but with High School. I regret not finishing now since I was only 5 credits away. I wasn't on medication at the time though and hadn't been diagnosed.

I had a really bad period like that as well where I sometimes didn't even feel completely safe in my own house. I am a lot better now but I can't walk anywhere by myself on a bad/good-ish day or at all sometimes.

That's what I did for my last two-three years of high school (I went for 5 years). I ended up taking two classes a semester instead of four. It really helped a lot.

Towards the end I couldn't be in an auditorium for announcements or plays or such. I was thankfully able to be excused and I spent a lot of time in the resource room which was for people with issues like me. Sometimes I would leave class or skip class and go there as well. Most of the time it was pretty empty but sometimes it got really busy. Then I would just go home.

I'm on Fluoxetine right now. It helps with some of my milder symptoms and doesn't make me sleepy. I am at a more normal range of 8-10 hours a day but it also makes it a bit harder to do some of the stuff that my other stronger medications helped me with.

I had a stronger medication for massive spikes as well but I don't know if I can take it with my current medication. :/

You are a step ahead of me. I had to lose a friend due to my inability to hang out with her. She was really supportive but when you don't see someone for 6 months it kind of stops being a real friendship. :/ It's why I love Kik!

I also couldn't even do volunteer work much less get a job. I've kind of given up for now at least on even trying.

Yes. It was at my grandparents farm. They have a raised driveway thing and a house at the end of the lane. (it's a long lane) we were at the end and my mom was letting me drive up the lane. But she did not tell me you have to step on the gas when take it out of park or it rolls. Thankfully I was able to get control of the car and none of the people who are sometimes outside were there. It made me scared to drive for a long time though. Not a good first time. :/

I'd prefer laughing and making faces to honking and yelling. I can only go like 50 on main streets and even that is really scary. My favorite speed is like 10. lol. Not good for streets though. At least I can go that slow in a parking lot without people yelling at me or speeding past me.

I wrote a lot too! lol. I kind of feel bad we are taking over this thread. :P


Natalie (esaria) | 471 comments Portugal? NEAT. Never been there; I've only been to Australia and Canada (...and LAX airport, which doesn't count because that was only a layover for a couple of hours :P)
Which country do you live in? c:

Hills in winter = death, I swear ._.'' I'm clumsy on a normal day so adding rain or ice or snow? NOT GOOD.

Would it be at all possible to complete the last five credits you need via correspondence or something? c:

Did you do the thing where you have to constantly check that the door is locked, and the windows, and the door again, and the windows again, and make sure the oven is off... and the door again...? 8'D
I definitely had that issue in Dunedin, living at home with others that I trust (parents and younger sister) helps with that IMMENSELY but if I'm the only one at home I quite often just stay in my nice small room ._.

And yeah, the issue with walking alone really doesn't help with going to the library, or doing anything really XD;;

Dropping the workload a bit definitely helps the anxiety a little ._.

I did something similar actually, only I went to the library. I signed on as a student librarian with some friends in my first year, and it definitely became a sort of safe-space for me. At my high school the counselor honestly terrified me so I didn't really get any help there through the official channels 8'D

I was on fluoxetine for a while actually! That one did NOT help me though unfortunately, though I *did* like the fact that the pills were a pretty half-purple, half-turquoise, that was nice ;D The escitallopram is just a boring plain white :P

I would definitely recommend checking if you can take your stronger meds with that one in an emergency. Panic attacks with nothing to help are absolutely terrifying (yay for LITERALLY feeling like you're going to die ._.)

That sucks D: My best friend since I was a kid is really supportive of it, and we have actually gone months without seeing each other before but every time we meet up it's like we just kinda pick up where we left off and there's no issues, which is amazing. I think being complete opposites in almost every way helps a lot though ;D Plus, our relationship has always been pretty "sibling-like" in the sense that even when you haven't seen them for ages you know they're always there for you and you always love them (not romantically), if that makes sense?

Completely fair honestly. It can take a LONG time to get to the level of actually feeling you're well enough to work. I did find that actually getting one helped me though, because I can learn more coping skills and as long as I have a "safe place" and "safe people" to retreat to, it's not too bad c:

...you're meant to step on the GAS when you take it out of park? EVERYONE'S TOLD ME TO HAVE MY FOOT ON THE BREAK. One of us is clearly being lied to :|
Definitely not a good first time though - but at least you're not alone in traumatising first driving lessons? 8'D

...Is that in km or m? I can't tell 8'D
For me, I can get up to 70km/h and not be TOO bad, but over that is rather... terrifying. 20-40 is preferable by FAR.

...a little, yes. Oops.


Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 9905 comments Natalie wrote: "Portugal? NEAT. Never been there; I've only been to Australia and Canada (...and LAX airport, which doesn't count because that was only a layover for a couple of hours :P)
Which country do you live..."


Canada. Where in Canada have you been?

I wish. I need the extra classes like art or drama not math or science so I can't find anything that would work for that. I tried studying for the GED but gave that up. :/ School has never been my forte.

I have defnitely done that but my issue was I was sure there was something outside that I feared would get in. I have issues where I think wild animals are nearby at all times and will attack me no matter how small the chances are. :/

I almost never leave my room. I only go in the kitchen and the bathroom and no one really uses the living or dining room. We each kind of stay to our own rooms.

Yeah I wish I had someone who could go with me whenever I wanted since I usually have to either work up to it or need to go on a walk because of my stress/restlessness.

Same. I had someone in middle school who really helped but I didn't like the high school counselor system.

Mine aren't purple! D:

Thankfully I don't have panic attacks too often now. But then again I have a very boring life right now. Too scared or stressed to try anything hard. Need to work on that.

It does but I haven't had that in years. I had a friend like that for a few years as a child though.

Break. Sorry. Not Gas lol. Just goes to show what I know about driving. You need your foot on the break before you take it out of park or it can roll. Nope lol. Not alone and least no one got hurt and there was no property or car damage. Could have been a lot worse.

KM.


Natalie (esaria) | 471 comments I've been to Toronto and the Niagara falls c: Went to visit a friend (who has been a "pen pal"/best friend of mine since I was about 12 or so) who lives there, and also met her "in person" for the first time, along with two friends from the states who came up to Toronto for the first time. Absolutely terrifying going on ~18 hours of flights to go see someone you'd never met before - especially going by yourself XD;; I had an amazing time though, and seeing as she suffered from GAD and social anxiety as well we had each other to help out (and her Mom, who is AMAZING and 100% my unofficial adoptive Mom also, because I already have a Mum ;D). I stayed with them for a month and it was honestly amazing <3 Planning to go back again next year for another month c:

Oh damn, that sucks D:
At least you gave it a good shot though! Proud of you for that c:

YES. THE CREEPY NOISES AT NIGHT. The wind and the scraping and just... not at ALL fun. One really good thing about New Zealand is wild animals aren't really an issue? No snakes, very few poisonous spiders, not really anything I can think of that might get you... unless it's a feral cat/dog (which I've never seen except in movies :P) or you somehow manage to piss off a wild hog ;D
So generally if I *can* reason with myself I can prevent the "wild animals are going to kill me" part of being home alone, but definitely I just tend to hide away in those situations. And I'm not going to answer the door unless I hear someone yell for me to let them in that I know and trust ;D

I'm sure my Dad would go with me on walks but uhhh.... impatience + recent health kick = terrible walking partner XD;;

I don't think I had anyone in primary school that was available for that sort of thing... at least that I noticed (note: most "smaller" places in NZ only have primary (Years 0-8) and high school (9-13), with only the bigger areas having primary (0-6), middle (7-8) and high (9-13) ;D). Apparently I did see the high school counsellor when I was a small child though, which I have no memory of :P

THEY'RE NOT PURPLE? HOW DARE THEY. Do you have boring white pills too? ;u;

The frequency of mine have definitely gotten better c: I think my last one was a couple of months ago which is awesome <3

That sucks D:

OH THANK GAWD. I was wondering what the heck was going on there "drive + gas = SHIT" was going through my head ;D
Meh, I don't think mistaking those two is a huge issue in text when talking about it, just please place your foot on the break rather than the gas in those situations in person :P

If it helps, I have 100% crashed a car into a house before ;D Granted, I was like... three... but I totalled the car and did a bit of damage to the house too! (...which was a really fun claim for Mum to put into the insurance company)


Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 9905 comments I live in that area. Southern Ontario! :D

Lol. Thanks. I might try again sometime but I have to be able to be out of the house by myself for more than an hour. :/

Depending on where you live in Canada we definitely have wild animal issues. Coyotes and black bears are the issue in my particular area. As well as the occasional wolf. Most of the time you can go your whole life without seeing one but I'm scare I'll be one of the few.

At least I don't live near polar bears or grizzly's. Too far south for that.

I saw someone while still in grade school because my brother was having issues. So I have have counseling for more than half of my life. :/

Boring white and green. :(

lol. Good advice. My anxiety is actually a good thing then as I always triple check what I have to do.

O.O


Natalie (esaria) | 471 comments Oh awesome! :D

That is very true. Best of luck? ._.

Completely fair c: The friend I stayed with is in central Toronto, so aside from the zoo the "most terrifying" (/heavy sarcasm) wild animal was a raccoon or a squirrel :P
(side note: I LOVE RACCOONS SO MUCH. I kept getting really excited whenever I saw a racoon (...or a squirrel... or a chipmunk...) and my friends all thought I was super weird but NEW ZEALAND DOESN'T HAVE THEM DAMMIT).

Gotta say though, as much as I love bears and wolves I would rather not meet either in the "wild" ;D Probably the worst that can happen in New Zealand if you go hiking is getting lost, or being picked on by keas/kakapos. AWESOME birds, but absolute menaces and love to steal shit and cause mischief :P
(Also, for "science" I present keas moving safety cones on a repair site. Apparently people thought that a bunch of kids were doing it, so they set up CCTV to catch the culprits ;D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8Gdk...)

That sucks D:
I swear, nowadays my "counseling" = a good book, chocolate and quiet time away from people (+ a cat if she's not being rude :P)

HOW DARE THEY. THE PURPLE WAS THE BEST THING.
https://www.rehab4alcoholism.com/lib/...
^ mine looked like that. It was great.

Triple checking is a really good idea :|

...I was a "talented" child


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YOU GUYS ARE WRITING ESSAYS! I'll read them before I make my 40% comment which should be soon since I'm at 37%


Natalie (esaria) | 471 comments Andrea wrote: "YOU GUYS ARE WRITING ESSAYS! I'll read them before I make my 40% comment which should be soon since I'm at 37%"

...oops? 8'D

Look forward to seeing your next update ;D I think I'm 30% ish through Bloodhound at the moment c:


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Andy | 9976 comments Mod
Ugh I'm loving Terrier! It's just so damn long and I keep getting caught up in the Arcana audios lol


Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 9905 comments Natalie wrote: "Oh awesome! :D

That is very true. Best of luck? ._.

Completely fair c: The friend I stayed with is in central Toronto, so aside from the zoo the "most terrifying" (/heavy sarcasm) wild animal wa..."


My counselling is the same. lol. Minus the cat. Mine died in March. :( Can't get another one while I live at home.

I want mine to be purple!!! Anything but boring white!

Raccoons are so cute! I can see why you would be freaking out! :P


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Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 9905 comments Andrea wrote: "YOU GUYS ARE WRITING ESSAYS! I'll read them before I make my 40% comment which should be soon since I'm at 37%"

We just totally took over the thread. You don't need to read the long comments as they are not about the book. lol.


Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 9905 comments Andrea wrote: "Ugh I'm loving Terrier! It's just so damn long and I keep getting caught up in the Arcana audios lol"

It is long. Mastiff is longer though. lol.


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Alaina (ameserole) | 63659 comments Mod
wait, should I read more of her books before the one that is planned for next month?


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Andy | 9976 comments Mod
Bookbuyer wrote: "Andrea wrote: "YOU GUYS ARE WRITING ESSAYS! I'll read them before I make my 40% comment which should be soon since I'm at 37%"

We just totally took over the thread. You don't need to read the long..."


Totally going to anyway!


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Andy | 9976 comments Mod
Alaina wrote: "wait, should I read more of her books before the one that is planned for next month?"

Well I guess you technically don't have to since Tempests and Slaughter is a prequel like Beka Cooper, but if you wanna appreciate it more you should read Alanna and the Immortals ;)


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Alaina (ameserole) | 63659 comments Mod
Andrea wrote: "Alaina wrote: "wait, should I read more of her books before the one that is planned for next month?"

Well I guess you technically don't have to since Tempests and Slaughter is a prequel like Beka ..."


UGH IF ONLY IT WAS ALAINA INSTEAD


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Alaina (ameserole) | 63659 comments Mod
but okay I will


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