So far on my tour I have persuaded people who attended my events to read Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith,1 to try their hand at writing novels, that kangaroos deliver the mail in Australia, that if only they were good I would reveal the true ending of Liar and that procrastination is good for you.
I have eaten ribs, sushi, power bars, beef jerky, salads, steak, eggs, not enough fruit.
I have signed books, business cards, scrap books, casts, receipts, Leviathan and a plastic doll.
I have answered no email,2 read no blogs, or newspapers. I have zero idea what is going on in the real world. If there’s anything important I’ve missed maybe you could let me know in the comments?
In short, I am having a fabulous time.
Today I’ll be here:
Wednesday, 21 October, 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble
19401 Alderwood Mall Parkway
Tomorrow I’ll be here:
Thursday, 22 October, 4:00 pm
A Children’s Place
4807 NE Fremont St
Thursday, 22 October, 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble
12000 SE 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97266
Go read, Flygirl! Or A Wish After Midnight!
That is all.
I’m glad you are having a fabulous time in Seattle. Sorry about the talking paperclip. He’s not really our fault.
That sounds like a lot of fun. And I always thought that the idea of glamorous fun book tours was a lie, and really it’s a trudge. (If you’ve been reading Maureen’s blog lately, it also means you get hot, tiny muffins and waving airport greeters.)
Then again, you wrote Liar, so should I believe anything you say here?
In the world:
US is making co.s that got government aid seriously cut executive paychecks. Iran seems to be agreeing to a deal to export most of their fuel to Russia. The NYTimes is cutting 100 newsroom jobs. A Colorado boy didn’t float away in a balloon and it all may have been a scam. How’s that? short and sweet.
I echo Justine read Flygirl now! I devoured the book and I renewed my library copy so my fellow booksellers can read Sherri Smith’s brilliant book. I’m reading Sparrow also by Sherri Smith right now.
I hope your having fun in Seattle. I get to go to your signing tonight. I am really excited.
Flygirl is nominated for a Cybil, so it is on the allowed to read list, until January.
Pixelfish: I do not blame Seattle for the incredibly annoying talking paperclip.
Heather: Touring is a combination of everything I like best (meeting people—students, librarians, booksellers—who care about books, talking about books) with everything I like least (flying domestically in the US, public speaking). So I both love and hate it.
Thank you so much for the excellent news roundup!
Caitlin: So pleased you like Flygirl as much as I did!
Sarah: I look forward to meeting you. It would be so awesome if Flygirl won a Cybil!
I would like to know the true end to Liar! =D
Shanella: She dies on the bus.
Oh, no, wait, that was Midnight’s Cowboy. Never mind.
Tulsa stole my basketball team!
I also just bought and read ‘Flygirl’ on your recommendation, Justine. I stayed up ’til 2 am so I could finish it in one sitting – oops! It was just lovely. The voice it was written in was so easygoing but it also touched on some really interesting and profound issues. And it definitely made me want to learn to fly! I doubt I would have heard about it without the discussion about it on your blog, so cheers for that!
Naturally, you’re staying on the WEST side. Of Oregon and Washington. Here I am, out in Walla Walla… 😉
wish I could be there!
Justine, I thought you would find this cool, as your comments at the Books of Wonder event with your husband and Suzanne Collins inspired me to read Flygirl. The WASPs were just awarded a Congressional Gold medal of honor for their service, pretty much their first recognition: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100310/ap_on_go_co/us_female_world_war_ii_pilots
This actually means something to me thanks to Sherri Smith’s book! (which was a great read, by the way, so thanks for the recc) 🙂