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signed books now available

I have been trying to figure out a good system for ordering signed, personalized books for years and I finally have one, I am so very grateful to everyone who helped make this happen. Signed and personalized copies of The Night Circus (in both paperback & hardcover) as well as signed and personalized pre-orders for […]

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now we are forty-one

Today I am forty-one which makes the blog/website eleven years old. I would like to apologize to the blog for neglecting it so much in recent years and missing its tenth birthday last year because we were away for my birthday. (Next year I will remember, when the blog gets to be twelve and I […]

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springtime & snow

It is officially spring and we are still buried in snow. Confused little flowers are trying to bud in the yard and the sun feels spring-like sometimes, coercing things to melt. Slowly. Adam took some photos of me mid-blizzard last week. We got two feet of snow. Most of it is still here. There are […]

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winter wonders

I’ve been hibernating. January went and vanished on me, but I think it almost always does, in the coldness and the snow. The February snow currently falling outside the windows looks like an aggressively shaken snow globe. New York in the snow is cold and magical. I’ve been writing and then re-writing and then going back to blank […]

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station eleven

STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel comes out today in the US & Canada, and I believe tomorrow in the UK, which makes this both STATION ELEVEN Day and STATION ELEVEN Eve depending on location. I loved this book. LOVED. I have post-apocalypse fatigue and I still loved this book, because it’s so much […]

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the enchanted

I have been waiting & waiting for this day. I read a manuscript of The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld last year and loved it so much I wanted to push it on people immediately but I had to be patient because it wasn’t coming out until March 4th, 2014 and hurrah! That day is finally […]

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2013 favorites: books

Favorite Books Read in 2013 In order, as pictured, from left to right and going down the typewriter-sitting pile: NOS4A2 – Joe Hill.  I believe my Twitter-length review was “made me fear Christmas and children more than I did already” but the tiny pointed teeth only scratch the surface of this epic ride of a […]

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double book birthday!

It is finally August 6th! I have been waiting for this day for so long because two of the best books I’ve read in the past year are out today, hurrah! Double book birthday! (This is one of the frustrating aspects of getting advanced copies of things, waiting so long to be able to share […]

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post-ocean blue dress gratitude

Last week I got to wear a blue (blue! not black!) dress and interview Neil Gaiman and talk about The Ocean at the End of the Lane and admit in front of hundreds of people that I’ve never seen Doctor Who. (I know. I’m sorry.) I had planned on doing some sort of post-event blog […]

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gaiman-y post (goes well with tea)

Neil Gaiman’s lovely, brilliant The Ocean at the End of the Lane comes out today, hurrah! I’d tell you what I think of it but if you’re reading this you probably already know, and in case you didn’t, this is what the back cover looks like: I was asked by the publisher if they could […]

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