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07 February 2015 @ 02:30 pm
I've been waiting for this  
This is why I'm bouncing with excitement:

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It's finally arrived! By LJ's atlinmerrick; I was following the series on LJ and AO3 and am thrilled to have fifty new stories to read. I have a lot of things to do this weekend but as soon as I'm finished, I'll be parking my bum in a chair and opening the book. Bought through The Book Depository with free postage to Oz.


A US TV company is remaking an Australian TV show for American audiences. *g*. And, as with David Tennant in Broadchurch / Gracepoint, they've recast the lead actor for the US version. Watch out for "The Slap" when it finally airs.

Also found out more about the previously-mentioned job possibility. It was a return to sales; they are looking for someone to take on a lending portfolio of high net worth customers; doctors, lawyers etc. Not hard to decide against it - these people are usually very demanding and at this point in my life I am quite over stroking egos for a living.
 
 
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mrua7mrua7 on February 7th, 2015 04:43 am (UTC)
ohhhh that looks good! I need to get back to reading more Holmes and Watson.

Good move on that job.
miwahni: Sherlock Sheet standingmiwahni on February 7th, 2015 08:52 am (UTC)
This will be soooo worth reading - I've been reading her fic for a few years now and she really draws you in, and her love for the characters shines through. Grab yourself a copy for those snow-bound days.
a honeyed wine at night: slow loris meadmoonlightmead on February 7th, 2015 09:52 am (UTC)
Oh, how great! I can feel your excitement about this, and I'm so glad you have it - and for free postage, too!

Oh, they did The Slap here too. Or did they just broadcast the Australian version? I don't remember, oh dear.

Don't blame you for not wanting the job, but it must be nice to know you were wanted :)
miwahni: Pros Ray readingmiwahni on February 7th, 2015 12:00 pm (UTC)
Postage is often the killer on Amazon; I bought some books that my son wanted for his birthday and the postage was almost as much as the purchases. The Book Depository is a godsend!

Must admit I had the warm fuzzies after being contacted re job, but once I actually started thinking about how my work days would play out, the fuzzies cooled down pretty quickly. *g*
atlinmerrickatlinmerrick on February 7th, 2015 10:17 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm so glad you're excited about the book, thank you!

Also *fistbump* on deciding against the job. I've reached the point in my life as well where misery is never worth the money. I'd rather make less and have joy than anything else.

P.S. Of the 50 stories, three are tweaks of AO3 tales, but 47 are brand new! Do please let me know which ones you like if you have the time!

Edited at 2015-02-07 10:18 am (UTC)
miwahni: Pros Booksmiwahni on February 7th, 2015 01:51 pm (UTC)
I dropped a heap of money to take my current job; not the base salary, but losing the bonuses that were nearly half as much again. Worth it, though, for the easing of stress that it brought.

I'll happily re-read three of the originals and will gladly report back to you. :-)
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] FANTASTICdraycevixen on February 7th, 2015 04:23 pm (UTC)

I can tell how excited you are about the book. :D

The postage deal on books is really odd. I have Canadian friends who tell me it's prohibitive to order things from Amazon and that just doesn't seem right.

It's really nice that they thought of you for such an important portfolio but I completely understand why you'd turn it down.
miwahni: Sherlock Trafalgar Squaremiwahni on February 7th, 2015 04:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, the book! I pre-ordered it a few months ago and it was only released on the 26th January. Yes, excited much. *g*

Last time I ordered from Amazon I spent AUD$60 and the postage was AUD$29 on top. That's just ridiculous.

Have to admit I was flattered by the job offer, and even thought seriously about it for about an hour - until I sat and thought of what a typical day would look like. Nup. Never say never, of course, but right now it's not for me.