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BEA, the 2012 version

This time Book Expo America was the first book world thing that I’d done before. Last year’s was Baby’s First Book Event, so this year was deja vu all over again. (BEA 2011 was recapped epically here & here. This post will not be as epic.) The weather yet again toyed with me but I […]

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paperback cover & other miscellany

Okay, I’ve seen this elsewhere on the internet so I think it’s probably safe to share here. This is the US paperback cover of The Night Circus. Trust me when I tell you it’ll be even prettier in person. (On sale July 3rd!)   And now some things in no particular order and in unnumbered […]

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this is a PSA about mice

I should add this to the FAQ, so let’s put it in question mode: Is there somewhere I can actually get chocolate mice? Yes. Yes there is. The chocolate mice in The Night Circus were inspired by the chocolate mice from L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolate. (The main difference is that the ones in the book […]

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canada love

I have just returned from a few splendid days in Toronto. I <3 Toronto. It was my third trip since September so it is starting to feel familiar and friendly. The main point of the trip was the Toronto Public Library’s Book Lover’s Ball which was all fancy-dress and sparkly. I mostly flounced around sparkling […]

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post mini-tour, caffeinated yet sleepy

I am back in Boston after a whirlwind tour last week. The theme of the winter tour seemed to be “chocolate.” I got chocolate in Nashville, too, look how pretty the labels are: Also in Nashville I got to see the marionette storage room at the Nashville Public Library, which was both delightful and sort […]

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quick mid-tour update

Hello! I am in Nashville! It is rainy here but otherwise lovely and I am very much looking forward to my event at the library tonight especially since it is called a Salon and that just sounds fancy. My events in Cincinnati (technically near Cincinnati) and Lexington, Kentucky were both fantastic, thanks so much to […]

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dragons & awards

Happy Chinese New Year! Goodbye, Year of the Bunny, you were wondrous and strange. Hello, Year of the Dragon! I hope you toast marshmallows. In a good way. I like to think of the beginning of the calendar year as practice and Chinese New Year as the actual new start. Appropriately, I feel much better […]

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cephalopods & hats

Hello internet, I was avoiding you all week, please don’t take it personally and if anything exciting happened in my absence please let me know. Exciting thing I already heard about despite not being on the internet (much): The Night Circus was nominated for a Kitschie award which is delightful regardless but made even more […]

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january things

So far 2012 has been cold. I always want to hibernate this time of year, post-holidays and winter chilled. Curling up in cups of coffee and trying to get the hang of a brand new year, though I also like to think of this time of year as a trial period, an in-between time before […]

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belated post-tour musings & photos

I am always surprised by these last days of the year. They sneak up on me, hiding behind the holidays with a brand new year in tow. I think, “wait, what?” and then it’s January. Every time. This year is probably worse than most, though, since the last few months have been so busy, though […]

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