Wednesday, July 05, 2006

ALA: The Books, Part Two

Yes, it came! My missing envelope was here when I got home from work, battered, bruised, repackaged, but as far as I can tell, containing everything I had sent. Yay!

Contents:

Babymouse: Rock Star by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm (and click over to the cover photo, because a punked out Babymouse is AWESOME. I may have to buy Queen Lucy her first pair of Doc Martens. )

The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga, because I gave my BEA copy to a kid at my mom's school & they loved it, but didn't return it.

Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Willems, signed, for Queen Lucy.

Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce, which I wanted because his Millions rocked.

Candy Darlings by Christine Walde because I liked the cover.

Incantation by Alice Hoffman, because it is by Alice Hoffman. (Yep, once I find an author I trust to tell a good story, I go to them again and again, not even bothering to find out the plot.)

Goy Crazy by Melissa Schorr because it sounds so politically incorrect.

Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr, because I've been reading her blog for over a year so cannot wait to read this! So yes, blogging as an author can help you.

and drumroll please for:

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman. Words fail. Neil Gaiman, people!!! Signed my book which meant I was there and saw him and spoke with him!!!

Life, it is good.

(Cross posted at LMW.)

5 comments:

gail said...

I'm looking forward to Framed, too.

Martha Brockenbrough said...

Liz, you make me want to be a librarian. (Say that in the same tone Jack "As Good As It gets" Nicholson used when he said, "you make me want to be a better man.")

Brian said...

*sigh* Y'know, if I'd KNOWN you were such a Gaiman fan, I could have gotten everything he's ever written signed for you. He lives near the Twin Cities, you know, and does semi-frequent signings.

Hmmm... I think I may have discovered payback for Nick and Norah that doesn't involve surrendering my immortal soul...

Little Willow said...

I'm so glad that the envelope showed up. I wish it had been in perfect condition. I will never understand why people shove packages into post boxes. Don't bend and fold the envelope which obviously contains something bookish and/or important. Le sigh.

I adore the artwork of Babymouse. I've read the first two so far.

Ooh, have you read The Creek by Jennifer L. Holm?

Let me know how The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl is, because it sounds decent.

Oh, Pigeon, you rock. And you're genderless. (Right?)

Candy Darlings by Christine Walde is on my to-read list because the summary is intriguing.

Yay for Anansi Boys. Lucky girl.

Michele said...

Isn't Neil Gaiman lovely, though ?? I went to a reading he did for Anansi Boys and he was great fun. Unfortunately the queue for the book signing was *enormous* and it was late on a Friday evening, so I decided not to queue for an autograph as I didn't think I'd have the energy to stand for so long...

Oh, and Anansi Boys is a lot of fun ! Must read my new copy soon !

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