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  • I read a lot, and I have a lot of opinions, so I can't believe I haven't made a list like this before. If you are even a little bit like me or you want to get a peek into my psyche (you probs don't), these are the books to read.

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Posted on August 20th, 2012 by annakjarzab

Just dropping by to say that a long-overdue excerpt of The Opposite of Hallelujah has now been posted here. It’s just Chapter One, but it’s a pretty long chapter. I’ve been posting smaller excerpts from elsewhere in the book on my brand new Facebook page, which I encourage you to check out. I’ve also been posting there about the epigraphs of All Unquiet Things and The Opposite of Hallelujah, links to songs from my Opposite of Hallelujah playlist with explanations of why they remind me of the book, and basically anything that strikes my fancy and is somewhat related to my books.

Also, I finished Ready Player One–I felt like the romance was a little weak and a lot of things were overexplained, but overall I super enjoyed it and recommend it to nerds around the world (and even non-nerds–my nerd cred is severely malnourished, and I still enjoyed the heck out of it).

Audio sneak peek

Posted on December 21st, 2009 by annakjarzab

I meant to post about this a while ago, but I forgot, because I forget everything these days, because I’ve left my already pretty terrible memory somewhere in the great wilds of NYC and have yet to locate it. Ugh. Whatever, so you know that All Unquiet Things is going to be an audio book with the same release as the physical book (January 12), because I told you that a while ago. BUT, what I discovered is that the audio cover is just a little bit different than the physical book cover, in the coolest way ever (besides saying that it has an interview with the author, which it does, by the by)–it has the full picture of Carly on the front.

The full picture, as you can probably imagine, is even more arresting than the half picture. I never actually got to see any of the photo proofs for the AUT cover, so when it popped up in my Google alerts the other day (on Amazon UK of all things, is this book being published in the UK?) it was quite a surprise to me, too. Behold:


Some people ask me if I’ve met the people who read the audio book, and the answer is no, but I’m assuming that Mike Chamberlain and Allyson Ryan are really cool cats. Everyone involved in the Listening Library production of All Unquiet Things has been wonderful.

There’s also an audio sample that you can listen to on Random House’s website. I don’t know how big of an excerpt they’ve put up because I’m a baby and can’t listen to it for more than a few seconds without cringing and asking myself, “Why again did you publish these silly scribblings of yours?” But that’s just a reflection of my own weirdness, the recording is quite fabulous and worth listening to. I feel like most of my blog posts for the next month or so are going to end with me thanking various people for their hard work, which I understand might be a trifle boring, but they do work hard and I am thankful, so I’m doing it anyway. Thank you Rebecca and Dan and Mike and Allyson and everyone else at Listening Library that made this happen. You are awesome, obvs.