Friday, June 29, 2012

“Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.” 
 ― Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

Friday, June 22, 2012

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
                                                      i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

Monday, June 18, 2012


Last week I was a little MIA. I was still recovering from BEA and the Dark Days tour which were back to back awesome and exhausting.

Some of my BEA highlights:

I spent three days at the Javitz Center surrounded by books and people who love them.

I got to walk home with a lot of books that sounded absolutely amazing, including these Buzz titles. 

And these YA Buzz titles

And I came home with these super cool books which should be buzz titles

I saw a book tower of Altered by Jennifer Rush which I am so excited to read

And I met this wonderful dog and got the book written about him.

I also did a panel, hung out with some really awesome authors, met Melissa Marr, got a copy of Carnival of Souls, and then signed some books before I left for Dark Days.

Now I'm already excited about next year!

Friday, June 15, 2012

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” 
 ― Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Shadow and Bone Winner

So big congratulations are in order. Leigh Bardugo and Shadow and Bone are #8 on the NY Times List!

And after a huge number of people entered for a chance to win TWISTY J has won a copy of Shadow and Bone from me.

This is a seriously awesome book. I hope you enjoy it!

Friday, June 8, 2012

“This above all: to thine own self be true, 
 And it must follow, as the night the day, 
 Thou canst not then be false to any man.” 
 ― William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Friday, June 1, 2012

June Must Read Giveaway

I'm insanely excited for all the awesome books coming out in 2012, and I decided what better way to celebrate than to pick the book I'm most excited for each month and give it away.

My June 2012 pick is...

Leigh Bardugo's Shadow and Bone. It's a YA fantasy novel that I had been hearing amazing things about even before I got my hands on an ARC. As a huge fantasy fan, I'd been dying to read it ever since I first heard about it. And I know Leigh on twitter and she's totally awesome.

And of course then I did read it. And WOW. I went in with high expectations because of all the great things I'd heard, and this novel surpassed them all. The characters are amazing, the world is real and wonderful, the plot is mind-blowing. It's a book no one should miss.

Inspired by Tsarist Russia, SHADOW & BONE brings to life a fantasy world of superstition and science, saints and samovars, in which a lonely refugee must leave behind her best friend- and first love- to save her country from the growing darkness of the Unsea. But first she must contend with the dangerous and decadent world of the kingdom’s magical elite and their powerful leader, a creature of dark charm and deadly ambition.

To win a copy of Shadow and Bone, just fill out the form below between now and midnight on June 7th (EST).

Good luck!

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” 
― Edgar Allan Poe

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