banner day in the NYT

by marjorieingall on November 8, 2010

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.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Mim November 9, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Hahaha, I read and enjoyed your book review Sunday, and didn’t see this article quoting you til right now. i am your INTELLECTUAL friend!

Carole November 9, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Loved loved your review. C is on the cusp of the YA demographic and I’m excited to share some of the fairytale-inspired YA with her.

SusanO November 11, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Loved this review. I want every single book mentioned, and I don’t even have children.

I remember reading the original Grimm stories as a little girl – I’m still terrified by The Red Shoes.

Robin Aronson November 13, 2010 at 12:15 pm

That is a terrific review and I know what book I’m buying. Mazel Tov!

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