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16 June 2013 @ 11:56 am
Code Name Verity is finally out in paperback! I've been waiting on the paperback release so that I could buy myself a copy. I may have startled the friend I was with at the bookstore, with my...intense reaction to seeing it on display (there was squealing, and hugging of the book), but this person is my friend, after all, so she knows the drill. And the guy who rang up my purchase commented that everyone was talking about how good the book was - his daughter had read it, I think, but he hadn't read it yet although it was on his list. I think he was trying to say that I wouldn't be sorry I was buying it, but then I went, "oh, it's SO good," and confused him for a second - "oh, you've read it?" "yes, I was just waiting for it to come out in paperback so I could own it." But I'm glad to add to the chorus of people telling him to read it, anyway.

Also, in the interim, I bought two copies of the book in hardcover, to give to friends, so no one ever claimed that I make any sense. I quite like the paperback cover, though. And I won't constantly leave fingerprints all over it, the way I did with the black matte hardcover dust jacket, while trying to put the books in packages for the mail.
melancholy in the rainliseuse on June 16th, 2013 04:22 pm (UTC)
Oh that is good to know! I have an ecopy, but I might buy a couple of paperbacks so I can foist them on people!
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on June 16th, 2013 04:42 pm (UTC)
Yay for foisting!
melancholy in the rainliseuse on June 16th, 2013 08:52 pm (UTC)
Now it is in paperback it can be my birthday/Christmas gift for everyone I know (who might be interested/I haven't already made read it)! Hurrah!

And there's a new Elizabeth Wein novel out now! Well, it is in the UK. Apparently America has to wait until September. Sorry!
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on June 20th, 2013 03:28 am (UTC)
Hee! Oh well, I can survive till then.
litlover12 on June 16th, 2013 07:42 pm (UTC)
I may have hugged a really nice hardback copy of "The House of Mirth" in the store the other day . . . :-)

I've had a chorus urging me to read "Verity" too. Hopefully sometime soon!
tempestsarekind: books and flowerstempestsarekind on June 16th, 2013 08:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, good - I'm not alone! :)

I *still* haven't found a way to actually talk about or recommend the book - because there are lots of things in the reading experience that I don't want to give away. But I loved it, and its brave and clever and loving girls.