Well, I hadn’t expected to be incommunicado for such a long time. I had way too much to do during the month of August–work, work and more work. I also made a spur of the moment decision to go home to the US for 12 days, which I don’t regret even if I am sure it will leave me broke for a while.
While I was in the US, aside from buying books, I had a chance to catch up with some old friends, discover that I like Burmese food, experience the East Coast earthquake *and* Hurricane Irene. I don’t think I will ever forget Hurricane Irene, especially since my grandfather passed away just a few hours before it hit Virginia. My husband and I keep saying that Irene showed up to escort my granddad to a cooler, better place where my grandmother is waiting for him.
Back to the book front, I heard from Cirkeln author Mats Strandberg that an English blog for the book is now online! Check it out: http://engelsfors.blogspot.com/ and don’t forget the English translation of Cirkeln is coming out in Spring 2012!
BTW MATS: When I was in the US, I saw a trailer for a new TV show (“The Secret Circle”) that was suspiciously similar to your book. Has the CW network optioned Cirkeln? Or have they “borrowed heavily” from you and Sara? You might want to look into it…
While I was in Philly, I ended up buying a few books. Here are the titles I’ll be reading over the next few weeks:
- The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen
- The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
- The Novel in the Viola by Natasha Solomons
- Beautiful Disaster by Laura Spinella