The German paperback of Try Not to Breathe, Atme Nicht, is out. I have a couple of copies, and if you read German and like YA and would like one, email me at jennifer[at]jenniferhubbard[dot]com.
Sedaris takes his foreign editions with him on his speaking tours and
offers them to any audience members in the signing line who speak the
language in question. It's a lovely tradition and I would like to
emulate it, but I don't actually have speaking tours. Foiled!
other news, my ongoing decluttering project continues. I recently
tackled my TBR book pile. I discovered books in there that I'd forgotten
about. I managed to give up several books that I once thought I wanted
to read or felt obligated to read, but now realize life is too short and
there are too many books I'd rather read. I still have a sizable pile,
though, consisting of books I definitely want to read and a few I may
still be kidding myself about, but let's see how things work out.
also went to the library because some books I had on reserve had come
in. Yes, I bring more books into the house even while I have a pile of
unread books large enough for me to forget all the titles in it. That's
how I roll!
Of all the "stuff" in my house, books are still among
my most treasured objects. When I have streamlined my collection to the
point where it feels manageable to me, I suspect it will still be much
larger than average. I'm okay with that. I'm a writer, but I was a