Oldies but Goodies
And I’m not talking about myself. 🙂 I’ve denied myself time to read lately, because I’m trying really hard to finish the current project (17,000 words to go!). In addition, I’ve worked on the back cover copy for Any Wicked Thing (with the help of several editors, my agent and my crit partners…it takes a village), ordered gorgeous bookmarks, finished copy edits for Mistress by Mistake, came up with a novella synopsis, and stared at my new websites like a lunatic way too many times. I have a stat counter now, and all I can say is thank you so much to all of you who’ve clicked on here (over 1,000 hits this week, and they’re not all me, I swear*g*), signed up for the newsletter or left a comment. I’ll be getting in touch with everybody in the coming weeks (including the Twitter people who spread the word) to send you some goodies. If you comment on this post too, you’re on my list. Still celebrating the Grand Unveiling!
But I’ve wandered off topic. Gee, who could imagine that? I finished a marvelous book, first published in 1981, Eva Ibbotson’s A Countess Below Stairs. Nowadays I guess it’s considered a YA, but as an OA, I loved every wonderful word. It was magical. I’m also reading Mary Jo Putney’s 1989 The Rake and The Reformer. I’m not very far along, but I am going to love this book. I know I’m in such good hands, and with Signet Super Regency on the cover, how could I go wrong?
December’s RT paid tribute to writers who’ve been bringing it for over two decades. What books or writers have you loved for a long time? What have you read recently that you think will be a future classic? RT has called Courtney Milan’s Proof by Seduction “a book for all time!”