Maybe You Should Not Adopt a Rhino

Hi all!

I have deadlines aplenty this week (plus like forty things I want to write that don’t even have deadlines, which is dangerous because that makes them easier to put off but I want to write them so much! I just need to make myself do it), SO…it’s a short blog today!

Mainly to say I’m excited about the Newbery winner, because I read it about two weeks before the Newbery was announced, and it’s totally awesome.


Of course I love Neil Gaiman’s books (Stardust = super-love), and this one is as clever and original and fascinating as the others.  It’s like The Jungle Book, but instead of being raised by wolves and a panther, this orphan boy is raised by ghosts and a vampire (more or less).  I haven’t read all the Newbery winners (yet! maybe one day!), but I think this is a totally excellent addition to the list.

And to add to the smiling, check out Neil Gaiman’s blog about finding out he won.  🙂

I’m also planning to read the winner of the Printz Award:


Not just because it won, but because my favorite inside source in publishing says she loved it, too.  :-)  So, hooray for the award committees!  Yay for excellent books winning excellent things!  🙂

And from high-brow books to high-brow TV: I thought the last episode of Battlestar Galactica was, like, HEART-ATTACK AWESOME.  I am SO STRESSED OUT about what’s going to happen to all my favorite characters!  AACK!  But I love it; I love that we’re closing in on an ending (as much as I don’t want it to end!) and I LOVED that everyone (STARBUCK) got to be all bad-ass and violently awesome again, instead of moping and depressed (STARBUCK).  Gaeta needs a face-punching.  Zarek needs a date with an air lock.  Everyone else needs a hug!  Dear oh dear oh DEAR!  Only seven episodes to go!  STRRRESSFUL!

The good news is, there is shiny new TV coming!  Not only Dollhouse, but also the Amy Poehler sitcom from the Office producers, which finally has a name: Parks and Recreation — and a preview!  Yippee!:

So exciting!  I predict awesomeocity.  🙂

Did you guys watch the Super Bowl?  I "watched" it in the sense of "being in the room while it was on", but I understand it was quite exciting.  I think this was my favorite of the commercials (unsurprisingly!):Hee!  Maybe you SHOULD adopt a dog!

All right, back to manuscripts and deadlines and hiding from YET ANOTHER SNOWSTORM up here in cold-forever-town.  :-) 

Quote of the Day:  "It’s very unusual for Michael not to show up for work. My guess, he’s either deeply depressed, or an icicle has snapped off his roof and impaled his brain. He has this terrible habit of standing directly underneath them. And staring up at them. And I always say, "Michael, take two steps back and stare at the icicle from the side." And he’s like, "no, I like the way they look from standing directly underneath them." It was only a matter of time." — Dwight, The Office