ITEM 1: Across the Universe
Maybe you've heard of it. It's not just a Beatles-themed musical/movie. It's a young adult sci-fi mystery. It's the book I'm currently dying to get back to, but have to do work first. It's also a NYT bestseller.
I had the pleasure of meeting Beth Revis last week at ABA Winter Institute (which I will discuss at greater length next week), and she is A. sweet and B. seemingly unaware of how awesome she is. A winning combination.
Anyway, here's a video in which many writers congratulate her by dancing on camera:
And here's a post in which I congratulate her in a somewhat lamer way:
CONGRATULATIONS BETH! From what I can tell so far, your book totally warrants it.
Item 2: Book Covers
My friend Michelle Hodkin wrote this unique, amazing book called (tantalizingly) The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. It will be out in the fall. I will talk about it at length some other time. But recently the cover appeared on the Internet as if from nowhere, and I sighed and said, "Perfection."
Because: kinda hot? Check. Kinda creepy? Also check. Visually appealing? Triple check. Perfect for the book, and perfect for covers generally. Here, enjoy:
I also spent too much time drooling over this:
I love how it kind of messes with your mind. And that it's clean, intriguing, and beautiful. I also can't wait to read it.
ITEM 3: Look!
DIVERGENT was on PW yesterday! So many wonderful things were said in that article. I sincerely hope that the book in some way measures up to those things. In any case, though, going to ABA Winter Institute was a great experience, and I love booksellers.
That is all.