Lots of good news today!
First, I give you Virtuosity’s United Kingdom cover. I love it. I think it’s gorgeous, but if asked which I like better, I honestly don’t know. Or I think I know, and then I change my mind five minutes later. Thoughts?
It’s so different than than the American cover, and there are things I’m drawn to in both. I’m hesitant to say which things though, because I like to hear what people like or dislike without my ever-changing opinion muddying things. It definitely makes me excited to see the others…
And speaking of others, Chinese and German subrights have sold! Actually, it’s simplified Chinese. I’m not sure what that means, but I really hope it doesn’t mean everything but nouns and verbs get taken out. That would be weird.
Last but definitely not least, I found out that Virtuosity has been chosen as a Junior Library Guild Selection! I’m celebrating by going to the library today and paying my fines. Yes, AGAIN. And yes, I did just pay fines before I went to ALA (it seemed wrong to go frolick with librarians when my fines were just a hair over $10.) Here’s the excuse I give my husband who is curious about my inability to use the library for free: I’ve got a lot of books, CDs, DVDs, etc. coming and going for a lot of different people (okay, me and two kids) and it’s easy to lose track when you’re out of town and everything has a different due date and you think you still have one more renewal but you don’t–and it’s still cheaper than buying every single book I need to read (and I do buy a ton of books too), so what’s the big deal? That is all. I love libraries. And librarians. And especially the Junior Library Guild.
In fact, I’m giving an assignment: everyone, go and find a librarian to kiss. Librarians, consider yourselves warned.