I don’t know if I’m a creator of trends, or merely riding the crest of the wave, but as Sherry notes on the Semicolon blog, black mambas are in. She doesn’t even mention this book, which I became aware of long before it came out. The in-ness of mambas is further confirmed by Kirstin, who alerted me to this beverage, which I assume doesn’t actually have black mamba venom as an ingredient. I expect movies, video games, and TV shows to follow. Psst: adaptation.
I’ll be at NCTE this weekend at Disney World resorts in LBV, FLA. If you’re there, come find me at the Random House Booth between 5 and 6 PM on Friday. Or just find the guy walking around who looks like me and say howdy.
Note: The above illustration reflects my attitude only. Adorable Mickey baby will not be with me. The author is not responsible for any disappointment on the part of conference attendees.
It’s always fun to find book reviews by kids, and here’s one from the coolest-sounding library ever. “Half Hollow Hills.” Doesn’t that name just cry out for a middle-grade fantasy series? Can’t you just picture the trolls and orcs that live in those hills?
My neighbor Katie has a book and Bollywood blog when she isn’t working at the library or taking care of our cats. Here’s her review of Mamba Point.
I’ll be at NCTE next week, talking about Liberian English in Mamba Point and having dinner with awesome people like Lois Lowry, Rebecca Stead, and my editor. C. Lee McKenzie has a description of the presentation here.
Last and probably least, I wrote another book club post on Mixed Up Files. This time I leave the books out of it.