Going to a reading tonight (Kit Reed).
Workshop is on Sunday. I've been asked what sort of potable analgesic I prefer for when they approach with the bone saws. I'm sticking with coffee. Or so I think now.
Have moved onto Pamela Dean's The Hidden Land. Started liking the books a lot once the kids stopped trying to overanalyze and just went with the adventure. I mean, they're still analyzing, but they're doing as well. I think I would have done better to read that beginning section of The Secret Country all at one go.