Two years ago today, I wrote about Sarah Dessen’s What Happened to Goodbye. Which, unsurprisingly, I loved:

Six years ago today, I wrote about Deborah Wiles’ The Aurora County All-Stars. Just looking at the cover art makes me want to dig out her books and re-read them all.

They’re funny, smart, sad, warm, and every good thing:

Everyone has their own dividing line for this, contingent on factors that are unique to them, and unique to the creator in question. Mind you, I personally think it’s good to give some serious reflection as to why some particular creator has crossed that line for you, on the grounds that it’s always good to know why you think or do anything.
John Scalzi, from Boycotts, Creators and Me

Seven years ago today, I wrote about John Green’s An Abundance of Katherines at Bookshelves of Doom. All this time later, it is still my favorite of his books:

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katrosenfield:

THIS IS WHAT I LOOK LIKE RIGHT NOW.
BECAUSE THERE IS A THING.
A THING I CAN FINALLY TELL YOU.
And that thing is: I have a new book coming out.
I’ve been sitting on this news for quite awhile, and I’m so excited to finally be able to talk about it, even though it’ll be awhile before I can offer any details. But here’s what I can tell you: my second novel will be published by Dutton in Spring/Summer 2014. I can also tell you the title! Which is… wait for it…
INLAND.
I’ll be sharing more details (including things like THE COVER and THE PLOT and THE EXACT DATE UPON WHICH IT CAN BE FOUND IN BOOKSTORES) when I can. In the meantime, please feel free to spread the word and/or join me in dancing around uncontrollably with delight like a rabid madman.

YESSSSSSSSSSS.

katrosenfield:

THIS IS WHAT I LOOK LIKE RIGHT NOW.

BECAUSE THERE IS A THING.

A THING I CAN FINALLY TELL YOU.


And that thing is: I have a new book coming out.

I’ve been sitting on this news for quite awhile, and I’m so excited to finally be able to talk about it, even though it’ll be awhile before I can offer any details. But here’s what I can tell you: my second novel will be published by Dutton in Spring/Summer 2014. I can also tell you the title! Which is… wait for it…

INLAND.

I’ll be sharing more details (including things like THE COVER and THE PLOT and THE EXACT DATE UPON WHICH IT CAN BE FOUND IN BOOKSTORES) when I can. In the meantime, please feel free to spread the word and/or join me in dancing around uncontrollably with delight like a rabid madman.

YESSSSSSSSSSS.

A sweet I-work-at-a-bank-type guy once asked me if I’d read Tom Robbins. Well. I’d just left my complete Robbins collection (minus Still Life With Woodpecker) on my brownstone’s stoop because my new bookshelves couldn’t accommodate it. I’d sped through all his novels on high school beach trips. Unlike the book my mom gave me in lieu of explaining sex (Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret, by Judy Blume), Robbins’ novels—Woodpecker, in particular—made sex sound fun. I might never read Jitterbug Perfume again, but Woodpecker, definitely.