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I read an article once that claimed that happiness came from not the big good things that you know you have, but from small good things that pop up unexpectedly. I’m not entirely convinced. Being with my family makes me happy, but it’s not at all unexpected.

But there does seem to be an extra thrill when something nice happens “out of the blue”.

Yesterday I got an email from an online friend with a link, and a message to “scroll down, you’ll like it.”

The link lead to the blog of an author named Rachel Neumeier with whom I have no prior acquaintance. (Although, clearly I need to check out her books, since she shows excellent taste.) She was discussing the difficulty in finding “self-published gems” followed up by the revelation that she had actually managed to find one.

Three guesses as to what that “self-published gem” was?

Yep. Across a Jade Sea.

Happy me. :)

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Date: 2014-02-27 08:47 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] yhlee
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Yay!

I really liked Neumeier's City in the Lake, which is YA fantasy, and has a McKillip-esque feel. I didn't take to her gryphon trilogy, but other people I know liked it.

Date: 2014-02-28 06:31 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] lizvogel
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Excellent!

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