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Told you so!

I want to crow a bit. Months ago I blogged about how much I liked a book called When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead. I also talked it up at Capclave, when I was on a YA panel. Yesterday, When You Reach Me won the Newbery!

I feel so smug, I can hardly stand myself. Also of note, last years' winner was Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book so that's two in a row for spec fic.





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jongibbs
Jan. 20th, 2010 01:35 pm (UTC)
You should change your name to 'Sarah the Seer' and start charging for your prediction services :)
karen_w_newton
Jan. 20th, 2010 01:37 pm (UTC)
Hmm. Just recalling books I loved that went nowhere. So maybe not. But it is nice when you really like something and it hits the big time.
peadarog
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
Or charge authors for backing them! I can send you $2 right now.
karen_w_newton
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC)
Ditto my answer to Jon. I think two bucks would be about what my support is worth. -)
peadarog
Jan. 20th, 2010 03:03 pm (UTC)
I'll send it right away, then...
mtlawson
Jan. 20th, 2010 03:16 pm (UTC)
Good to hear!
(Anonymous)
Jan. 20th, 2010 03:23 pm (UTC)
I can understand your smugness: several weeks ago I checked out a book from the library by Jerry Pinkney--a retelling of Aesop's Fable The Lion & the Mouse. It won this year's Caldecott Medal!
Laura (MTLawson's Wife)
mtlawson
Jan. 20th, 2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
Well, at least you're not piggybacking on my account, Dear.
karen_w_newton
Jan. 20th, 2010 04:39 pm (UTC)
Wow, you didn't even have to blog about it; you just borrowed the book and BOOM! Now that's a Midas touch.
mtlawson
Jan. 20th, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, now I need to convince her to use her powers for our benefit. ;-)
lunalila
Jan. 20th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
Good taste!
I haven't read When you Reach me but I'm loving Neil Gaiman's book right now.
karen_w_newton
Jan. 20th, 2010 05:52 pm (UTC)
I love NG, but his "kids' stuff" is pretty scary. Although he says adults are more easily scared than kids, so maybe it's just me. There's a wonderful interview with him in the current New Yorker, BTW.
lunalila
Jan. 20th, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
Yes,
he's a master of thrills in this sense.
But really I was more uneasy while reading Coraline. Graveyard book has a tough beginning but then it's a lot less scary.
Thanks for the interview, I hadn't read it :)
karen_w_newton
Jan. 20th, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
Coraline was utterly scary! The Graveyard Book is scariest, as you pointed out, at the beginning when Bod is a baby.
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