Yes, yes, I realize that we’re a week into June and I’m just now getting my With Bated Breath post up, but I was a tad bit busy last week what with the BEA and all, and it just didn’t happen. Some of my most anticipated reads of the year come out this month, particularly my number one: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman! We’ll see if I read it right away, or put it off so as to really savor it.
Trailers this month aren’t stunning, but if you watch one of these videos, make it the interview for The Wig in the Window. It’s fantastic on the parts of the kids and the author.
Also want to say yay for Random House for listening to complaints about whitewashing for Zettel’s American Fairy series (book 2, Golden Girl, releases this month). The paperback of book 1, Dust Girl, uses a new cover model who is definitely of a proper ethnicity for the main character who is half black/half white. It looks like the same model for the paperback was used for the cover of book two. This was the sort of mistake that should never have been made in the first place, but the fact that the publisher has worked to remedy it is an important step towards erradicating this practice.
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