Ooooh, how much do I love this graphic from Wall Street Journal online?
a) The Night Circus is one of the books I'm moooooost excited about this fall (after my own :-)
b) it's under the headline "Conjuring the Next Harry Potter"
Um. Okay. "Harry Potter," we all know, is this term that gets thrown around to epitomize all hope and maximum awesome in publishing. It's like the, um, literary equivalent--but opposite--of equating bad people with Hitler, even when they're not even vaguely Hitlerish. You know? But, unlike when people getting called Hitlers (to which one supposes they object), writers do not at all mind seeing their book peering out from beneath a headline that has Harry Potter in it, even though we totally know it is hyperbole.
Ah, exciting exciting hyperbole :-)
Thank you, wsj,com, for this "meep!" experience. For the full article, here is the bit on The Night Circus, which is the featured book, and here are "some more of the new contenders" of which Daughter is
FIRST that is to say, with calm dignity and totally not getting caught up in the whole hyperbole thing, of which Daughter is one.
Aaaaalso, I have been meaning to tell you that if you waaaaant (I'm all vowely tonight), you can snitch the code for that awesome Daughter countdown widget from the upper right corner, see, right up there? And add it to your blog. If you want. I wouldn't mind that at all :-)
Tra la la.