Thursday, July 29, 2010

IT IS A REAL BOOK

ACRONYM, GUYS, IT'S A REAL BOOK.

And it's beautiful. And it's real. And I still can't quite believe it. And it's real. And I knew this day would come, but somehow it's still a shock. And now I need to go hold it some more and marvel at what a miraculous thing a book can be.

Because, guys? IT'S REAL.

**Update: For those who are new/have asked, it is officially released on August 31st, and you are more than welcome to pre-order it. Encouraged, even! Thank you for asking!

**Further Update: IT IS STILL REAL. I have been checking.

70 comments:

Leilani @Leilani Loves Books said...

I WANT SOOOOOOOOOO BADLY!!!
Jealous!!

Lynsey Newton said...

WOOHOO!!!! Looking forward to reading it! :)

Steph Su said...

OMIGOSH SO GORGEOUS!!!!

I'm so happy for you! And can't wait to get my copy. :)

Tara said...

Kiersten, that looks AMAZING. I can't wait to read it! Can we still pre-order it?

Tara McClendon said...

Squeee! You look like a proud mom holding it--even if people do say books aren't babies!

Sara McClung ♥ said...

And it's a freaking awesome book at that =)

Congratulations!!

Maderin said...

GAH! That's seriously so amazing. I'm so happy!

Can't wait to be holding a copy myself :P

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! I can't imagine how great that must feel. :)

Ladonna said...

Congrats. All the best with your YA novel. I love the cover and I'm sure you do, too.

I found out about your book today on Reading Teen and she gave a great review about Paranormalcy. Enjoy the ride and do the happy dance several times through out the day.

I can't wait to read it. Again, congratulations.

Ladonna

KM said...

Congratulations! That's so exciting!!!

Brittany Landgrebe said...

Weeee! I can't wait to hold MY copy when it comes!

SO EXCITED YAYAYAYAYAY *runs around arms flailing*

^_^

Nikki said...

*Squee* SO exciting!!!! You should bring it to SCBWI so we can all see it in person :)

Kim Harrington said...

YAY! Congrats!

Becky Levine said...

Wow, I've been hearing so many great things about it, I assumed it was already out! Onto my to-read list. :) Congratulations!

Natalie Whipple said...

GAH! And I can't even get on chat to squeal at you! This isn't fair! But it's gorgeous! And wow! And more exclamations!!!!

Whirlochre said...

If you get any smaller, you'll be using the sequel as a gazebo.

Congratulations on the physical manifestation of your awesomeness.

Plus — I love that tree/bush.

JEM said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!

Amanda J. said...

*drools* I want one!! :D Congratulations, Kiersten!!!!

Soon you can sit in the W section at the bookstore and see it playing with all the other happy published books. :P Just don't forget to breathe and be sure to take tissue when you do go visit it in the wild.

Carolin Seidenkranz said...

Awesome!! I can't wait to read it. :D

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats! That's awesome news. Enjoy your special day.

Renee Collins said...

It's gorgeous! I'm so happy for you, Kiersten. :) Man, what a dream come true to hold your own published book in your hands.

IsaiahC said...

Congrats!

Cara said...

Ah! Congrats!! :D

Nicole Grotepas said...

Gorgeous! :) I bet you're walking on air. Nicely done.

Melissa said...

Congratulations! It's so pretty!! Seriously.

I've already pre-ordered and can't wait for it to get here!

Kristan said...

EEEEEEEEEEE!

Anthony said...

Nice eyes on the verge of happy tears.

Eeeeeeeeeeee

Elizabeth Poole said...

*squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee* Yay!
I can't wait!

Daisy Whitney said...

Gorgeous!

pirate penguin said...

IT'S BEAUTIFUL!

Congratulations! :D

Holly Ruggiero, Southpaw said...

That is awesome. It must be so hard just waiting for August 31st to come around.

Marsha Sigman said...

It is beautiful.

I want it. I will read it and pet it and love it.

And I think I just creeped myself out a little.

Debbie Barr said...

I squealed out loud.

Yay for you and having a real book! I'm so happy for you and am excited to read it!

Liz said...

It's awesome! It looks like a book I would pick up at B&N based on the cover alone. I'm sure the insides are even better! Congrats!

Tahereh said...

OMG I WANTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

*COVETS*

*STILL COVETS*

*COVETS SOME MOAR*

squeeee congrats!!!!

Hilary Wagner ~ Debut Author said...

Gorgeous! I just got my hardcover a few weeks back and I cried! Congrats, congrats, congrats!!!

xoxo -- Hilary

ellen said...

I can't believe how amazing that feeling must be!
And guess what, they changed the Swedish release date to September this year, they will import it this year! Can't preorder yet, but at least I won't have to wait til next year to read it! ^^

Kathryn said...

Oh my gosh, how cool!!!

Piedmont Writer said...

Congratulations! It's beautiful.
All the success in the world with this.

KT said...

Yayayay! It's your book...IN REAL LIFE :) Congrats!!

Lorna said...

Look at that! It has a cover and a spine and a bar code and everything! Congratulations!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

how exciting!

Jade said...

Awesome.

Renae said...

I can only imagine how exciting this must be for you. It's just gorgeous! Congrats! I can't wait to read it!

VICTORIA SAAVEDRA said...

Can't wait!!!!

Ezmirelda said...

It's so BEAUTIFUL!
Congrats Keirsten, I'm soo going to buy it as soon as it comes out.

Kimber said...

Squee! It's gorgeous! Congrats!

Lisa_Gibson said...

Congratulations! I have heard such wonderful things about your book as well. I can't wait to read it. Very exciting. :)

Erica75 said...

I'm imagining you staring at the box it came in. Should I open it? Who should I open it with? What should I open it with? Am I going to rip it? Will I bend it? Will I get super excited, throw the box, spill my Dr. Pepper, and get it wet and sticky? Do I have to share it?

Sorry, that's probably just me!! Congrats.

Palindrome said...

LOL! I would do the same thing!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! SQUEEEE!!

Elaine AM Smith said...

That is a pretty sight: your obvious pleasure. The book doesn't look too shabby either ;)

Madeleine said...

I am so excited! The minute I get back from vacation, I am eating PARANORMALCY raw. :D I'm actually excited to be getting the hardcover. It's shiny and, uh, not flimsy. :D

Ebony McKenna. said...

YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!!

CAN'T WAIT FOR (ooops, I'm still screaming. Takes caps off)

Can't wait for my copy to arrive so I can join Evie's adventures. I am so, so happy for you. *mwah!*

DJ's Life in Fiction said...

Goodness. That's one beautiful looking book!

Debra L. Schubert said...

I am so happy for you it's ridiculous! Can't wait to walk into my local Border's and see PARANORMAL taking over the store. ;-))

storyqueen said...

Awwww, your book baby sure is purty.

Doesn't it feel just....INCREDIBLE in your hands???

Well done!

Shelley

P.S. I think I missed the cupcakes today.....bummer.

Michelle Hodkin said...

It is gorgeous. Amazing. CONGRATULATIONS ZOMG!

nerdy_writer_girl said...

It's so pretty! I can't wait to read it!

And just so you know, You've won a Summer Blogger Award.
I like your funny words.

http://thenerdscupoftea.blogspot.com/2010/07/holy-fudge-i-won-award.html

Megan said...

THAT IS SO EXCITING!!! :D:D:D

Mundie Moms said...

CONGRATULATIONS! It's a beautiful book and one of my favorite reads from this summer! I have it pre-ordered and can't wait to see the shiny cover.

SM Schmidt said...

Squeee!!! Congrats!!! So shiny and yay!!!!!

Creepy Query Girl said...

That must be THE best feeling in the world!

Ellen Brickley said...

It looks gorgeous Kiersten :) Such an amazing day for you!

heidikins said...

Yaaay! I can't wait to see it in the mail!

xox

Ron Smith said...

Congratulations. That is quite an achievement. I read your road to pub story somewhere (probably here on our blog) and it was really inspiring.

Here's to lots of sales!

Jen said...

Real and beautiful. Congratulations!

H-Duck said...

SWEET!

Charlie said...

Well gratz lady! I can't wait for that feeling. Also, I just got my first Writer's Digest magazine, and guess who's in it? YOU ARE! I'm sure you knew that though, but it blew my mind. Anyway, congratulations on having a REAL book to hold in your hands, and I can't wait to buy it!!

The Redhead Riter said...

Congratulations! It is a beautiful jacket!

Julia King said...

Congratulations! I think that the cover is gorgeous! Hopefully I will be following suit one day with publishing my book!