Monday, November 21, 2011

New York Times Notable Book!

Starry eyed ...



Yeeeeeeep! Such a thrill :-) 


Daughter of Smoke and Bone has been chosen as a New York Times Notable Children's Book of 2011, one of only five young adult novels on the list. Thank you, New York Times!!! 

I really ... I just want to say ... I don't really know what to say. So many wonderful things have happened with this book, the reception that it has gotten is mind-blowing and constantly amazing and I feel grateful all the time, every moment. Grateful to my fabulous publishers, Little, Brown and Hodder. To my best-anywhere-ever agent Jane Putch. To readers, for the emails, the tweets, the Amazon and GoodReads reviews, and for coming to signings so I don't have to be all embarrassed and pretend like it's not a big deal if nobody shows up (which, bless you all, never happened!). 

And Clementine, aged two, who climbed into a seatless dining chair today, standing right in the little hole in the middle, declared it her "writing room" and began to pretend-type. And who, later, hearing the staple gun from upstairs, raced to the stair railing to call out in defense of her new writing room: "No papa fix chair!" Ha ha. So, whoever gets the seatless chair on Thanksgiving, it's Clementine's fault. Dude, it's her writing room. Get off.

Have a good night. Smiling in my sleep :-)



11 comments:

Chachic said...

LOL a chair for a writing room, Clementine is so cute! Congrats on being included in the NY Times list. :) I love that Daughter of Smoke and Bone, The Scorpio Races and A Monster Calls are in there because those are some of my favorite reads this year.

Kristan said...

Well deserved!

eleanorcalledella said...

Congratulations! It is very, very well-deserved. I've purchased several copies to give to friends and family for Christmas.

Alysa said...

you must be getting rid of the moving boxes then, if Clementine hasn't got one for a writing room! hope all is going well with the new house.

Petra @ Safari Poet said...

Congratulations!

Lauren said...

Congratulations, Laini! DOSAB is by far my favorite book of the year... And yeah for Clementine for staking out her territory...Never too young to start.

Tinker said...

Congratulations! What happy news!

Also, that has to be the world's cutest 'writing room.' Whoever ends up standing could just think of it as supporting the arts. ;-)
Happy Thanksgiving!

adventuresinbookland.com said...

Congratulations! Very well deserved; it's one of my favorite books of year, maybe one of my favorite books ever, and I've been telling everyone I know to read it. Many people have cursed me for introducing them to such an awesome series while only one of the books is out.

Congrats again!!

anne said...

my oldest, now working on her MA in english, took over the bathroom at about age 2, using the step stool as her seat and the closed toilet as her "fresh table", and she sat and Wrote Things. Stories, etc. Made having only one bathroom problematic for a time :)

Andrés Blanco said...

Just finished the book and couldnt help but look if you had a blog so i could say THANK YOU I havent enjoyed a book this much in a long time.

Kate said...

Hey everyone needs a writing room! So cute! :)

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