So let me tell you, it's HARD to have a post every single day (except Sundays since I haven't done IMM in a few weeks). It's funny because Meaghan was telling me the other day that she doesn't know how I do it. Well, I mainly plan ahead but unfortunately things don't always work out the way you'd like them to. I'm almost done with a book, which will be reviewed tomorrow (it was originally supposed to go up today), then Thursday, I'll be recapping the Maggie Stiefvater/Jackson Pearce signing I went to (waiting on photos though since I took none). So this is what I mean by BE FLEXIBLE with your schedule. If you don't have something, make something up.
What also threw me off this week was having an ARC tour book show up that I didn't even know was coming. I'd checked all the tours I'm on and I wasn't due up for a while, but I guess I got moved around so now I have a 400 page (ok, it's more like 380, but whatever) book to read in a week that pushes all my other review books back. And I can't even do a full review of it now! It's not due out until April 2011, so this is WAY early. I guess I'll do a preview post. By the way, I'm not meaning anything bad about the tours- I love them, but it can be a bit of a win-lose situation. Win in that I don't have to find shelf space for it, but lose in that I can't read it in my own time, you know?
I'm also trying to find a November debut author. None of the books I have for this month are debuts, except for The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney (which I think is out today). Daisy's already agreed to it (thank you, Daisy!!!) but I need a second author. I was going to do Ally Condie, author of Matched, but she's technically not a debut author. I keep thinking she is, but she published like 5 or 6 teen books before Matched on smaller presses. So does anyone have any suggestions for me?
Edited to add: I asked Mindi Scott, author of Freefall, and she agreed! So I don't need any more suggestions.
Alrighty, on to a couple links!
Last week, Maureen Johnson revealed the cover for her next book, The Last Little Blue Envelope, and the title of the first book of her new series, which comes out next fall!
So you know that signing I went to? Jackson Pearce did a little video about it! It's very funny. And yes, she and Maggie together are just as hilarious as you'd think they would be.
Maggie gave away paper dolls at the event. Here's what they looked like. My favorite is Cole. ;)
Finally, Meg Cabot's next book is Abandon, a retelling of the tale of Persephone. You can see the cover and read a bit about it here on her website. Isn't the cover so cool?!