What’s Good This Month: March 2016

Here’s this month’s wrap-up of what I’ve been reading. (If you missed the first one, it’s here. Or you can also follow me on Goodreads.)

I’ve been reading a lot of nonfiction lately. I do read nonfiction from time to time, but it usually takes me longer to get through, and it’s usually mixed in between my more typical children’s fiction. The fact that I got through three nonfiction books, one after another, in the space of a single month means they were all really good.

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I Lied. This Is the Real Cover.

Weeks and Days by S.E. Phinney

Maybe you remember the Weeks and Days cover reveal post I did a couple months ago. Maybe you could tell I wasn’t super excited. (“Eh, voila,” anyone?) I’ll admit it now: I wasn’t.

I’ve been iffy about that cover for a long time. It was serviceable; it could’ve been worse–but those aren’t exactly ringing endorsements. I never really liked it. A few days after I got my last proof copy back from the printer, I realized that I hated it so much I was already fantasizing about re-releasing a new edition with a re-designed cover–and the first edition hadn’t even come out yet.

So: re-designed cover. Yay!

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Weeks And Days: Excerpt Number Two

We’re now two weeks from the release date so, as promised, here’s another brief excerpt from Weeks and Days. (If you haven’t read the first excerpt yet, it’s here.) This part happens pretty early on–I didn’t want to throw something at you totally without context, and I also didn’t want to give too much away.

Also, keep in mind that I’ve taken this chunk right out of the middle of a section (which is why it begins and ends kind of abruptly). I hope it still reads okay–and I hope you enjoy it!

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Weeks and Days: An Excerpt

So. A month from today–April 6–is the official Weeks and Days release date, which is… honestly, I think it hasn’t really sunk in yet. That this is happening. Soon.

Regardless, the book comes out in a month, and in recognition of that, I wanted to give you a small sample of the contents. Weeks and Days doesn’t have chapters, but if it did, this would be the first chapter (or chapters, or partial chapter, depending on how long they were). Call it a teaser, call it a free sample, call it whatever you like; here’s the first part of Weeks and Days.

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