Cheer #1: Susan at ChickenSpaghetti shares that the fifth grade girls who wrote Deal With It! Powerful Words from Smart, Young Women, will be touring and signing in NYC in the next weeks. It’s just such an awesome win-win: money for their school’s visiting author account, and proving once again that FIFTH GRADE GIRLS CAN ROCK THE WORLD! I cannot wait to get this book!
Cheer #2: Litbloggers have been likened unto a spreading scourge of maggots; isolated, inexperienced, disenfranchised, resentful conspiracy theorists, wasting everyone’s time. Since we’re all maggots anyway, we should wear our maggotiness (maggoty-ness?) with pride. Thanks to Big A little a for the amusing link.
Cheer #3: Whether one of joy or fear, I’m not sure, but I let out a little squeal when I read that one of my favorite series is approaching moviedom: via Bookmoot, it’s Jeanne DuPrau’s City of Ember. Bill Murray is already a part of the cast.
I’m… something! I think kind of excited, in a way. But you know me and books-into-movies. Cross fingers that it isn’t ruined…
My nephew was due yesterday, and he hasn’t yet appeared… and we’re having a heat wave. I’m betting he’ll be along right when I’m posting the stuff for the Summer Blog Blast Tour on Saturday night! Don’t forget to tune in Sunday!