Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Water Horses In A Signed Book

These two books look the same, but they aren't.
Back in December, before Christmas, Maggie Stiefvater made an offer on her Facebook page that I couldn't refuse.
A signed book with a doodle in it? YES PLEASE. The first thing that crossed my mind was "Nice gift--for myself." I am a semi-selective book hoarder, so having multiple copies of my most favorite books is not unusual for me. And The Scorpio Races is one of them. I bought the first hardback last year after having an ebook copy for a couple of years.
Maggie Stiefvater is an artist and was one before becoming a full time author so I knew the doodles would be nice. A week or so after ordering, she posted a video of her drawing and signing at Fountain Bookstore.
And what's the book about? The Scorpio Races takes place on the island of Thisby from the the dual perspectives of Puck and Sean. Every November there's a special race where riders try to control their horses long enough to survive past the finish line.It's called The Scorpio Races. The story surrounds the events working up to the race. These aren't regular horses either--they're called the Capaill Uisce and the sea calls to them. And sometimes your blood. 
In other words, it's pretty awesome and I love the characters, plot, and writing style. Hence why I now own three copies. My doodled copy came a couple of weeks ago, but I thought it was about time to share it.
I am quite pleased with my copy.  And I love the horse!

And in tiny model horse news, I finished another American Pharoah halter today. I liked how it came out, so here's a random tack photo!


  1. Congratulations! The halter looks so much better than the ones I started out with... And I too am a serious book hoarder, so I completely understand.

  2. The book sounds interesting and the doodle is beautiful. Love the halter too.

  3. That's awesome!! Congratulations on getting one with a drawing! :) This brought to mind a book signing/sketching story that I have. You've inspired me and I think I'll actually do a post about it. ;)