Thing I Hate Contested election results. Forget Florida. How is it that Gianna is winning our Liz vs.Gianna poll on Facebook? Well guess what? Book Land is not a democracy, and the correct answer is always Liz. Or at least the correct answer is always Liz as long as Gianna wants me to continue to correct her punctuation.
Thing I Hate Jellyfish. I think I'm supposed to find them beautiful, but other than the amazing drawings by Ernst Haeckel from Art Forms in Nature, they just look like floating wounds to me.
|Yes Jhumpa, you are allowed|
to write books for me.
Thing I Love Fresh manuscripts. Every Thursday, the Random House sales force receives an email listing all of the manuscripts posted in the last week. Often these emails are the first hints the sales team sees of the books we will be selling months to a year from now. And sure, we're surrounded by books and assigned reading all the time, but I never get tired of the possibility of new, great books that I'll have the opportunity to read and then share. Here's the entire email I sent to a colleague last week:
Two words: Jhumpa Lahiri.
It looks like there's a new Jhumpa Lahiri book for the fall of 2013. That makes me happy.