Welcome to the world, My True Love Gave to Me!

I'm so PROUD of this book. (Four starred reviews!!!) And I'm excited that you can finally read it. It's available everywhere—your local indie bookstore, Barnes & Noble, Target, etc.

I want to talk about it in greater detail here soon, but today—as it always seems these days, eep!—I'm in a rush. I'm packing for the Texas Book Festival, which is tomorrow, and I'm obsessing over Serial, which I SWEAR Ira Glass dreamed up just for me.

From their website:

"Serial is a new podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial will follow one story—a true story—over the course of a whole season. We'll follow the plot and characters wherever they take us and we won’t know what happens at the end of the story until we get there, not long before you get there with us. Each week we'll bring you the latest chapter, so it's important to listen in order, starting with Episode 1."

The first season is about Sarah's investigation into the murder of a teenage girl in the late nineties.

This American Life! Podcast! True crime!!!

If you have any interest in any of the above subjects, I can't recommend it highly enough. I've listened to each episode three times. (I told you I was obsessed.)

Okay, back to the Texas Book Festival . . .

Do you live in Austin, Texas?

If so, I hope you'll drop everything (because obviously I'm writing this at the last second) and come see me this SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25th.

1:15–2:15 PM: ”SA-WOOON” in the Family Life Center (1300 Lavaca). Every reader has their literary crush; admit it, even you. These authors are the experts on creating those seemingly perfect characters that make readers swoon, and now are sharing their insights into the field of romance. Join Stephanie Perkins, Rebecca Serle, and Jennifer E. Smith and hear what they have to say on everything from the first butterflies to happily ever after.

A book signing will immediately follow the panel.

Okay, time to return to packing! Because. You know. The festival is in less than twenty-four hours. And I'm still in North Carolina.



  1. Oh my goodness Serial is soooo good. I get so wrapped up in every episode that when hear "next time on Serial" I want to lift my head to the sky and scream NOOOOOOOOOO then fall on the floor in despair. But since I am at work I can't.
    I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT JAY!! I wish I could conduct my own investigation.

    1. JAY. YES. When are we going to hear from him?? And Stephanie, his girlfriend with the birthday??? And what's with the special phone call that they *didn't* talk about on this week's road trip episode????


    2. I know I want all the facts NOW!

    3. michelle w.11:42 PM GMT-5

      Me threeeeeeeeeeee! i am enthralled. and i hate true crime (unlike my library sidekick, Kathleen) but i'm listening because Ira said to and, although the story terrifies me, it is nearly torture to wait every week for more. and every time they say Serial, i hear Cereal, and want to eat a giant bowl of Cap'n Crunch.

  2. (Blogger keeps eating my posts. I am so sorry if you get this five hundred times)

    I am so glad that you got me into this! I listen to more audiobooks at work than podcasts, but I am so addicted to this and I must have more. Now.

  3. I'm still in Australia. How will I get there in time???

  4. Im reading this right now and i want to make the book last until Christmas. Its making me feel so darn festive.
    Gill x

  5. This one seems to be really a good book and I am feeling very excited to read this book after planning my upcoming party. Can you please help me with your suggestions on best party venue rentals out there?