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Photos by Bojojr and Bumberjean
Bojojr and Bumberjean spent their evening at Mysteryscape, a Kansas City indie bookstore.  They enjoyed a talk by the author and then stayed for an autograph.  Who was that bearded writer scribbling in copies of his books?

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It was Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Name of the Wind and Wise Man's Fear.  He gave an interesting and informative talk and stayed afterward to talk to his fans and sign books.  Mr. Rothfuss seemingly enjoyed meeting his fans, and he took his time with each one.  Bojojr said they spent over three hours at the bookstore!

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When Mr. Rothfuss saw Bumberjean's copy, he was excited to see that it was a first edition hardcover from 2007.  That's a true fan who has been with an author from the very beginning.  Mr. Rothfuss said that deserved a little extra on the title page.

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I have no idea what this is about, but it's so cute!

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Bojojr took his turn for a photograph.  Bojojr doesn't read for pleasure (oh, he denies that by saying his business and psychology reads are pleasurable), which made Bumberjean warn him not to say such things out loud in the bookstore!  He called us while Bumberjean was in line to while away the time.  Bojojr was pleasantly surprised by Mr. Rothfuss' speaking ability.  The author easily kept his attention, which is a feat when discussing the characters and fictional world of which Bojojr was unfamiliar.  Bojojr was impressed with Mr. Rothfuss, and that's saying something for a young man who has counted his mother's "ums" in her daily speech.  (Both he and Bumberjean have been president of their local Toastmasters.)  I believe they've helped me to, um, cut down on that annoying habit.

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Bumberjean enjoyed her evening immensely.  And what little extra did Mr. Rothfuss add to her title page?

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Aww!  Mr. Rothfuss truly appreciates his fans.

(It looks as if Flickr is having a breakdown, as I see the photo in the header on my journal isn't showing any longer.  Oh Flickr, I loved you once.)

Date: 2013-05-24 08:38 am (UTC)
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Pretty cool :D

Date: 2013-05-24 08:52 am (UTC)
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As much as I love my little city, we can't compete with the big city for events like this. Very cool!

Date: 2013-05-24 10:37 am (UTC)
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This is the cutest post ever. The dedication is just right!

Date: 2013-05-24 02:54 pm (UTC)
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I'm sure Bumberjean was delighted!

Date: 2013-05-24 12:00 pm (UTC)
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Now that is quite a spectacular beard....

And how nice to put the extra wee message in for Bumberjean.

Date: 2013-05-24 02:57 pm (UTC)
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Long beards seem to be making a comeback amongst some men. If Mr. Bojo was just adamant he wanted one, I suppose I could adjust, but I'm quite content for him to be clean-shaven.

How thoughtful and nice!

Date: 2013-05-24 12:13 pm (UTC)
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I don't know this author, but this is so cool. I will have to try him out. What type of thing does he write about?

Date: 2013-05-24 03:01 pm (UTC)
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Knowing some of your favorite books, I can enthusiastically recommend that you NOT read him. Mr. Rothfuss writes fantasy. I quite enjoyed his first book, but I don't think it is the sort of thing you'd enjoy.
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Date: 2013-05-24 03:03 pm (UTC)
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When Bojojr and Bumberjean pointed out my verbal fillers, it was frustrating to see how often I used them. I think I'm better now. Or they've just gotten weary of training me!

"Um" and "ahh" don't bother me nearly as much as "like" every other word!

Date: 2013-05-24 05:50 pm (UTC)
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That's awesome!!

Date: 2013-05-25 06:25 am (UTC)
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What a fun evening!

Date: 2013-05-25 12:46 pm (UTC)
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Oh, and I forgot to mention that I love that picture of Bumberjean and the author looking at each other. It's so cute. :)

Date: 2013-05-24 06:08 pm (UTC)
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What fun! Bumberjean looks rather smitten. :-)

Date: 2013-05-25 06:26 am (UTC)
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She enjoyed meeting Mr. Rothfuss!

Date: 2013-05-24 06:25 pm (UTC)
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I was wondering about Rothfuss since the weird week when he showed up with Scalzi and some other male authors in a genderswitched cover pic poster AND as the feature article in my WSU alumni magazine. Have you read him? Do you like his work?

Julia, he sounds like a pretty cool dude.

Date: 2013-05-25 06:45 am (UTC)
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Mr. Rothfuss has written two books, and I've enjoyed them. The first one was amazing for a first novel. My expectations were too high for the second one, and I didn't enjoy it as much.

If you enjoy well-written fantasy with a magical element, you would enjoy The Name of the Wind. If you read it, I'd be interested to know what you thought.

Mr. Rothfuss is extremely cool.

Date: 2013-05-25 03:50 pm (UTC)
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I'm not familiar with the author or his books, but I know it must have been an awesome experience for them! :)

Date: 2013-05-26 05:31 pm (UTC)
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It's a fun experience to meet an author!

Date: 2013-05-26 08:07 pm (UTC)
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Oh, how lovely! So happy for them! :)

Date: 2013-05-26 08:29 pm (UTC)
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Such a fun experience!

Date: 2013-05-30 12:25 am (UTC)
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How cool!

What did you think of Wise Man's Fear?

Date: 2013-05-31 09:59 am (UTC)
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With all due respect to Mr. Rothfuss, I found it disappointing. He is still an excellent writer with a depth of ideas, but he could have chopped out about 60 pages of the sex goddess. I'm also resistant to the idea of 17-year-old Kvothe going from a bumbling, inexperienced teen to Casanova.

I don't really want to read a string of sexual conquests in the next book. I loved the first book. I wished we could have kept Kvothe the innocent for a bit longer. I'm probably in the minority, but I used to read fantasy and science fiction because they didn't dwell on romance or sex. Now, even those genres can't be counted upon to provide pure story.

If I want to read romance, which isn't often, I'll go to Jane Austen. And my favorite sex scenes are "fade to black."

Date: 2013-06-01 01:49 am (UTC)
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I think you are being generous, a couple hundred pages could have been cut out of that book.

I loved the first one, but it took me almost four months to get through the second. The sex goddess didn't bother me as much as everything that happened afterwards. I kept getting pulled out of the story by thinking 'wait...he's seventeen'.

And I completely agree with you on favorite sex scenes.

Date: 2013-06-02 11:49 pm (UTC)
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I couldn't buy that the awkward boy turned into Casanova overnight either. It takes time to become smooth and polished. It's hard to see the awkward boy in the accomplished lover and the resigned, tired older Kvothe who narrates the story later.

Date: 2013-06-07 05:28 am (UTC)
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I have this book, and have for ages, but i haven't read it. Arevayne is a huge fan of his, though -- that's where I first heard about it.

Date: 2013-06-10 03:51 am (UTC)
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Read it! If you like fantasy, you should enjoy it. Take it to the beach (several times--it's a big book!).


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