WHAT ON EARTH IS SEP DOING? PART 2 Not much longer and you’ll get the whole story behind this photo of me in my swim suit. Taken by Mr. Bill last January when it was 14 degrees F. Wonder if there’s any connection between this ridiculous photo and Peregrine Island, Maine, the setting of HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS??? Hmmm…..
Here’s a photo of the LibraryReads Steering Committee (missing only Kaite) together at their retreat in Chicago. I think it might be the first time they have all been in the same place in person, and also the best use of panorama I have ever seen.
I finished reading this book in the Frankfurt airport, and I was crying very hard in the lounge. I was by myself, and I was traveling home from somewhere. As I was crying, I made a deal with myself that it was okay to cry a little bit in the Frankfurt airport, but I couldn’t cry so much that someone was going to ask me if they could help. That was the boundary I set for myself. I said to myself, “You can cry a little bit, because you clearly cannot stop yourself, but you must stop yourself from crying so hard that somebody in fractured English is going to say [Puts on German accent.], ‘Can vee help you?’” And that struck me as the opposite of Valentine’s Day.
This is a nice way to start the week: Every month, librarians pick the 10 books they are most looking forward to, out of all the books published that month, in the Library Reads List. And for August, Lock In is one of them. That’s really cool. Note that the Library Reads List is across all genres, not just science fiction and fantasy, which makes it even cooler — it’s nice to be peered with every kind of fiction (also on the list for August: The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman. Awesome).
There’s more happy news forLock Incoming, but I’m waiting to find out when I can share it. When I can, I will. In the meantime, this is certainly more than good enough. It’s a lovely thing to know librarians like your book.
The first one is my favourite, but both are very eye-catching!
These book covers, combined with the librarian who described it as, “A dollhouse whose figures and furnishings foretell life events, mysterious notes, family secrets and the powerful guild and church of 1686 Amsterdam” equal creepy, creepy, creepy. I can’t wait!
We’ve got the first in a new series from library fav Chelsea Cain. Lev Grossman wraps up the adventures of Magician’s trilogy. A BEA Buzz book: The Miniaturist!
New books from staff and patron favorites Amy Bloom, Liane Moriarty, John Scalzi, and Thirty Umrigar. Everyone’s favorite mother and son writing team bring us latest historical mystery in An Unwilling Accomplice.
And a little something, something for the romance readers from Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Katie MacAlister.
Edan's been on Tumblr for 5 years (!!!) and she's published stories, novellas, essays, reviews, and more. But this is her official debut novel and we couldn't be more excited to be a small part of its launch. Early fans of the book include Rachel Fershleiser (me!), Stephen Colbert (not me), Sherman Alexie, Jennifer Egan and many more of your favorites.
It’s a great and wildly original mix of sci-fi, literary, dystopian, thriller, and family drama. We should have a lot to talk about! If you definitely want to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP and let us know. If you decide later, you’ll still have plenty of time to join. We begin July 8th!
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