Monday, January 14, 2008

Signed Get Well Soon Winners...

Hi! I'm back from Philly (and I should have some stories to tell, unless I have other stories to tell ahead of time, in which case my Philly stories will disappear into oblivion). The first big news: I entered all of the blog commenters' names into an empty taco dinner kit box, and the two winners of a signed copy of Get Well Soon are...

JESSICA
and
THE PAGE FLIPPER

Both of you have until THIS FRIDAY to email me (julie@juliehalpern.com) with your mailing address and who you'd like the books autographed to. If I don't hear from you, I will draw a new name (that's fair, right?).

I can't believe I have to go to work tomorrow after being up and about for four days in Philly. I don't know why, but it seems wrong. I'm pooped. My committee work this weekend was so wonderful and fun, I feel a huge loss now that I am no longer on the committee. I loved sitting in a room with these women for hours on end, discussing and debating over audiobooks. It was incredible and I will miss the committee work and the committee members so much. Sigh. It makes me feel like a lesser librarian. A librarian pedestrian. No longer in the librarian elite. Silly, since I made the choice to not to be on the committee anymore in order to make it kosher to have a Get Well Soon audiobook. That should be my focus now. The audiobook. I just heard from someone at Listening Library because I had expressed interest in reading my book myself. I don't know if I should even attempt it. I'd really love to do a small podcast, so people can get a sampling of my reading skills and voice. Maybe I can do that this weekend, and that will help with the decision of whether or not I should pursue this or leave it to the experts.

Later this week I should have a link to the final list of audiobooks we came up with for the YALSA Selected Audiobooks of 2008. Sorry if this isn't the most amusing blog. I'm still trying to get back in the blogging groove. Plus, my nails are too long to type with comfortably. Not like those ladies with the crazy long nails who tap on the cash registers, but too long for me.

7 comments:

skybird said...

Congratulations! i think that Get Well Soon would make a great audio book! that enables more young adults and adults who want to read it can-or listen-whatever. do you get to read the book yourself on the recording?

Julie H said...

I may have the opportunity to audition, but I may just want to leave it up to the professionals. How fun would it be to record it, though?!

skybird said...

that would be really fun!i hope you dint get one of those snarky sounding people though. they annoy me so much!!

mesanchez08 said...

Awww... to bad I did not win. But on the bright side, my local library has FINALLY ordered it, and since I am the first person to request it, as soon as it is available, I will get to read it!
Congrats on the audiobook.

mesanchez08 said...

On a completely unrelated topic...
you remind me so much of my middle school librarian. I still consider her my favorite teacher/adults to date.

Anonymous said...

You NEED to read the book yourself! I think it would be so awesome if that happens, given the whole somewhat biographical feel of your book. Plus, you are a FANTASTIC reader. Don't doubt yourself and your natural storytelling gift!

Colleen

Julie H said...

I was thinking a younger Jeanine Garofolo would be good (BAD spelling, Julie, but I don't feel like looking it up). I'd like to think my middle schoolers like me. At least most of them. And I'd love to believe that one of them will someday and come back to tell me I'm their favorite :)