It's not often I get exciting news before five in the morning (takes a lot to get me excited - that time of day), but this morning I did. One of my very favorite blogging writers posted pictures of herself with her newly arrived ARCs, and then she said I could borrow one.
Saying I'm excited to read her book would be a gross understatement, and even though it's not April Fool's and she's too nice to tease me, I'm having a hard time believing this is real. So, I'm not going to tell you who the author is. I will give you a clue (besides the clues I've already given). How many of you know who Maureen Johnson is? Check out this blurb she gave the book I'm hoping is already in the mail and on its way to moi.
"Very sly. Very funny. Very romantic. You should date this book."
— Maureen Johnson
My second bit of happy news is closely related; I've just been asked to beta read my favorite critter's manuscript. YAY! Which leads me into my third bit.
Enna Isilee of Squeaky Books also made me happy today by giving me an award for my book recommendation posts. Not just any award either - it's a brand spankin' new award that she created. Thanks, Enna Girl! :o)
What I look most for in a blog is a writer whose personality, humor, and WRITING make me wish they were published. I blog because I LOVE reading certain blogs. The author I mentioned above tops my list, but because her book actually comes out this year, I'm not going to give her the award. I'm only giving the award to bloggers who don't have book contracts (or even agents), but I wish they did. I'd pre-order their books in a heartbeat.
There are more, but I'm only supposed to give the award to seven. It was hard to narrow it down. The bloggers I'm awarding may not be the most prolific bloggers out there, but they CAN write and are persistent. Do you have any blogging friends you'd love to see published?
Okay, Krista guessed right away, so I'm linking to a picture of Steph with her books (because she's adorable).