Here in Georgia, SPRING has sprung.
You: What are talking about? This is Ju—-
Me: LA LA LA WHAT I CANNOT HEAR YOU.
You: Summer is half ov—
Me: LOOK!!! A SQUIRREL. A SPRING SQUIRREL, SPRINGING. SHUT UP.
So it is spring, and now is that terrible time when we must do THE PURGING OF THE BOOKS. Here is a sample of just one shelf, and they are ALL this bad, and they are ALL over my house.
Books are my own personal tribbles. They sneak off behind the chifferobe in pairs and sneak back with sly, sleepy smiles and whole LITTERS of other books.
I have a very small house, and most of its walls are made of bookshelves because THAT IS IS THE CORRECT WAY FOR A HOUSE TO BE, and yet, I do not have ENOUGH walls. SO. THIS WEEK. It is happening. It is on like Donkey Kong. NO LATER THAN SATURDAY I will post AFTER pictures of my bookshelves. NO LATER. If they still look like this, imagine my shame. Look, that bookshelf is stacked two deep and also FULL OF CAT TREATS.
Look, those bags at the bottom are all stuffed with books, too.
In other booky news…
What I just read that you should read because WOW:
THE PRECIOUS ONE, Marisa de los Santos
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
What we should all read next that I just started and love so far:
ALL THE WAY TO MEMPHIS Stories by Suzanne Hudson
In final booky news, already up on Facebook…
There is this truly yicky thing authors have to do, which is go bother other authors and try to get them to read the book early and, if they like it, say a few about WHY they like it for the cover. It is HORRID to have to ask. HORRID. I feel a Super Agent somewhere made it up one to inch their author ahead, and now it is ubiquitous and required.
I hate to be asked because once you agree to READ it what do you do if you HATE the book? What if the book is terrible? What if the book is GOOD, but you, personally, don’t care for it? I try to say yes to debuts because I have been there, and if I have loved other books by the author then I like to be asked because I want to read them early anyway. But I would rather be asked THAN ASK. OOOOOOH HATE ASKING. That said, I have asked, and look. This happened, and it is making me SO joyful, because this is what I hope people feel and think and say after they read THE OPPOSITE OF EVERYONE.