Saturday, October 6, 2012

Big News in Books


9.27.12 marked a big day in the world of book publishing. What? J. K. Rowling's new book came out that day? Oh, yeah. I do want to read that. But that's not the day's big news. What is?

On 9.27.12, Adam Gidwitz' followup to A Tale Dark and Grimm hit shelves! The new title: In a Glass Grimmly. On Monday, after a day of teaching, I biked to the nearest Barnes and Noble to pick up my copy. I had more fun reading that first book--Dark and Grimm, I mean--than I did probably any other book in the last couple years. I e-mailed Gidwitz afterward, in fact, and told him I wished I'd written his book. It's funny, dark, smart, and entertaining, and it's told with an engaging authorial confidence. So now I'm half through with In a Glass Grimmly. So far, so good. Anyway, thought I'd share.

Oh, and while at Barnes and Noble I read the first chapter of Rowling's new book (The Casual Vacancy), as well, and was tempted to keep going. Don't worry, Ms. R.: I'll read the rest of it, too.


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