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Post  emilynna on 4/28/2012, 9:03 pm

http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-316-20157-5

Razz We got review now...
Took me a minute to get the meaning from the quote... blushh
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Post  fantastica on 4/28/2012, 9:12 pm

Thank you Emilynna!

for those of you lazy bums, here's the entire quote:
It’s hard not to love a book dedicated to the Glee star’s grandmother, who gave him this early advice: “Christopher, I think you should wait until you’re done with elementary school before worrying about being a failed writer.” In this entertaining if a bit overlong first novel, 12-year-old twins Alex (a girl) and Conner fall into their grandmother’s cherished book of stories and arrive in fairy tale land. The only way to get home is a convoluted scavenger hunt that requires them to collect eight tokens from various fairy tales—Cinderella’s glass slipper, a lock of Rapunzel’s hair, etc. The ending is never in doubt, but it’s a difficult journey as the twins meet the Big Bad Wolf Pack, are enslaved by trolls, and kidnapped by Snow White’s evil stepmother. Colfer gets off many good lines—Conner’s dialogue especially sounds like quips Kurt Hummel might make, as when the twins swim across an icy moat: “Wooo! It’s so cold, I think we may be twin sisters now.” The nifty ending ties the plot’s multiple strands up while leaving room for further fairy tale adventures.
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Post  ColferInspired on 4/29/2012, 1:57 am

I am so happy, because I can buy the book where I live. I didn't think my country would get it, but we are getting it. I have to wait until July 31st but knowing I can buy it over the counter instead of on-line is so much easier for me.

For any other fellow Aussies that are on here Dymocks are getting it in.

I was first told they weren't but last Friday I inquired about it again and they are definitely getting it.

They must have been getting others asking for it, so they must be realising that this book is going to become popular so that is why they are ordering it now. Don't know about the audiobook though.
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Post  Glorfindel on 4/29/2012, 6:17 am

^I ordered it from Amazon in the UK. So England is getting it too.
I don't think it will be available in my country, unless it gets translated. And that would be a huge step up for Chris: getting his book translated.

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Post  tanita_mors on 4/29/2012, 6:49 am

Glorfindel wrote:^I ordered it from Amazon in the UK. So England is getting it too.
I don't think it will be available in my country, unless it gets translated. And that would be a huge step up for Chris: getting his book translated.
Well. I'm getting it via questionable ways myself phr34r (unless I can't find it in which case I'm expecting one of you to send me a copy of your ebook or buy me one - however you like whis ), but if it ever gets translated into Serbian, I'm buying that sucker no matter the cost (actually, if I manage to find a copy in English here I'd buy that too, but given that it's a kids book, it sort of diminishes the odds of finding it in a different language then Serbian. Let's face it he ain't J.K. Rowling. YET)

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Post  Delight on 4/29/2012, 6:58 am

So TLOS is ordered by Dymocks in Australia.

Damn. I think I ordered the book too soon via the Barnes&Noble website.

The shipping cost is more than the cost of the book, and I had to spend ~AUD 25 for my copy.

Oh well, I'm planning to buy 2 copies anyway (the other I'm planning to buy as a gift for a colleague's daughter who is a Glee fan). If my copy doesn't arrive in my mailbox soon enough for my liking, I'd head down to the city to get one from the bookstore in person.

@tanita_mors, I'm getting the hardcopy version instead of the ebook version though, so I won't be able to help you there ooppss
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Post  Jellyrolls on 4/29/2012, 7:59 am

Delight wrote:So TLOS is ordered by Dymocks in Australia.

Damn. I think I ordered the book too soon via the Barnes&Noble website.

The shipping cost is more than the cost of the book, and I had to spend ~AUD 25 for my copy.

Oh well, I'm planning to buy 2 copies anyway (the other I'm planning to buy as a gift for a colleague's daughter who is a Glee fan). If my copy doesn't arrive in my mailbox soon enough for my liking, I'd head down to the city to get one from the bookstore in person.

@tanita_mors, I'm getting the hardcopy version instead of the ebook version though, so I won't be able to help you there ooppss

Since it's a pre-order, can't you just cancel the preorder and get it near home?

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Post  Delight on 4/29/2012, 8:23 am

Jellyrolls wrote:

Since it's a pre-order, can't you just cancel the preorder and get it near home?

Um... pre-order? I dunno. I'm pretty sure they've deducted the money from my credit card already. It may be quite a hassle to get my refund back.

But I don't mind. I want to pre-order it so that it somehow adds on to the perception about how in-demand Chris's book is neutre
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Post  Divalicious on 4/29/2012, 10:47 am

Usually you can cancel preorders, they don't charge until it is sent.

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Post  fantastica on 5/19/2012, 2:30 am


LOS featured in Teen Vogue.
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Post  Emile on 5/19/2012, 7:16 am

I don't know if some of you guys is interested:
Win a copy of The Land of Stories from Seventeen Magazine
“Fifty lucky winners will receive a copy of The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer.” Click here and the code word is COLFER. Sweepstakes ends July 2nd 11:59 pm (ET).

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Post  tanita_mors on 5/19/2012, 8:23 am

Does it apply for people outside of US and Canada? If not, in that case I'm out.

Yup - only US and Canada. :(

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Post  fantastica on 5/19/2012, 8:28 am

^ only for us residents. I just read their official rules. :(
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Post  arina on 5/25/2012, 4:42 am

I found these on Klaine thread on Gleefroum, don't have a tumblr link.





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Post  fantastica on 5/25/2012, 4:46 am

^ CCN has them plus more

this must be the box:
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Post  tanita_mors on 5/25/2012, 4:55 am

The artwork is phenomenal. They really went all out with it.

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Post  fantastica on 5/25/2012, 4:56 am

the whole package design is really great. although i won't see it. I took the eco route and ordered the electronic version.
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Post  Emile on 5/25/2012, 6:05 am

Is that girl a little excited? LOL.

Yah, the design is cool. And I'm glad they chose that photo, I was worried they would have chose Kurt's photoshoot for Season 2 Promo. phr34r
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Post  Delight on 5/25/2012, 8:36 am

fantastica wrote:^ CCN has them plus more

Posting a few more of the pics here. Very creative-looking book box. This person really is excited Razz (I would be too, if I have a copy of TLOS in my hands right now)







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Post  Delight on 5/25/2012, 8:40 am

Emile wrote:Is that girl a little excited? LOL.

Yah, the design is cool. And I'm glad they chose that photo, I was worried they would have chose Kurt's photoshoot for Season 2 Promo. phr34r
...No well, I'm joking, but seriously, that photo is everywhere.

Did you see photos of the Glee mugs that came out, showing Season2 Kurt with Season3 Blaine side by side? I did so much eye-rolling when I saw it Rolling Eyes
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Post  fantastica on 5/25/2012, 8:41 am

no. got a pic?
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Post  Emile on 5/25/2012, 8:51 am

Ew, yes, I saw them. arghh

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HAHA, I love her face!
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Post  paulopf on 5/25/2012, 10:22 am

What do one have to do to get that package? Is it going to be for sale?
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Post  Emile on 5/25/2012, 10:48 am

^I don't think so. The girl with the awesome face said on her tumblr that the cool outside box was probably only a promotional material for advance copies.
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Post  paulopf on 5/25/2012, 11:05 am

>:/ And that's what I call privileged people. :angry:

Hahaha. I'm such a jealous jerk. beam
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