A personal bucket-list item: My first full-page children’s book review in the New York Times Book Review section. I LOVE the editor, Julie Just…so of course she’s quitting to go be an agent. WHAT ABOUT MY NEEDS, JULIE JUST.
And in a completely non-shocking development, I discovered just how many people read the Styles section compared to the Book Review. I was quoted in the middle of a piece in yesterday’s Styles about annoying email signoffs. I got a gazillion happy excited emails about it…and maybe three about the piece I actually WROTE. (At least until I posted on Facebook ordering everyone to read the book review.) Granted, my friends and family are philistines, but still.