Outside of the fact that this was what my commute to the bus station looked like this morning, which had me turn around halfway (already far too late to catch said bus) and not go to NYC to see my awesome Little, Brown team of daring cohorts, this month is turning into a good news jam.
And I'm entirely okay with that...even though some of that news has to wait.
But hey--here's something I didn't see until today.
Ask the Passengers made a really cool best of the year list. This is Library Journal's Best Books 2012: Young Adult Literature for Adults list. Check it out. It sure is nice being one of ten on that list. Some of my favorite authors are there. If you haven't yet read The Drowned Cities, Every Day or ANYTHING by Margo Lanagan or Libba Bray, I suggest you get to it. (And I have some catching up to do myself during my required SSR in the coming months.) Also, can I squee at this line please?
This contemporary fiction, from an author who just gets better with every book, is a testament to the transformative power of self-love.
Since we're linking, do you remember James? From this blog right here? The high school freshman (now sophomore) who, while some were happy to brush off the V-Day movement with "50-year-old-white-woman" talk, was actually doing something to help women and girls?
He's written a fantastic review of Ask the Passengers and I want you to read it. My favorite quote is the closing. "Love, love, love, and when you think you're done, keep loving."
More good news coming.
Also: It's still snowing. My kid is going to dig this.