Monday, February 22, 2010

Three Quotes and a Book

THREE QUOTES FROM THE DAY:

Teacher: "How many more red cubes are there than blue cubes?"
Student: "I know! Red!"

Teacher: "Six plus one equals ..."
Student: "Nineteen? Oh, no, wait! Sixty-one ... Sixteen? Six plus what? Wait."

Test question: Check Ray's work. Did he do the problem correctly? Explain your answer.
Student answer: "Yes, he is rite. Becaus he used his hed."

AND MY BOOK! Got my bound galleys today -- GORGEOUS!









It's book-shaped! It looks like a book! It walks like a book! It talks like a book! I THINK IT MIGHT BE A BOOK!!! I'm so happy I could spontaneously combust! (But I don't have to, because I've got matches -- see on the cover?)

20 comments:

Paul Michael Murphy said...

Ooh. Ever since I saw the scene in Back to the Future where George McFly opens a box full of his new sci-fi books, I have dreamed of that day.

Congratulations.

nanmarino said...

Sarah, Congratulations! They're beautiful. I bet it's all starting to feel real now. Be careful of those matches :)

Lisa Green said...

Congratulations! How exciting! AND what great jokes. At least I hope they were jokes...

Sherry Hartzler said...

Sarah, your book looks gorgeous!!! I don't know you personally, but I'm so proud of you!! Would this be a good book for a girl of 15? Thank you so much for sharing your joy! Congratulations!

B. WHITTINGTON said...

Sarah, I can imagine the joy you're feeling right now. I'd be flipping out. Enjoy everything that comes with being a published author. Make the most of your day, girl. You are the author of a beautiful book and wonderful story - if what I've heard is true!!!

Granny Kate said...

WOW! I'm just going to sit here and grin.

Lori Degman said...

Congratulations Sarah - it's so exciting! I love your cover and the handwritten title page!

OgreVI said...

That is a beautiful book. I wish it would hurry up and show up on Amazon.

Sarah Dooley said...

Murph -- I so didn't remember that scene until you said it!

Nan -- Definitely starting to feel real!

Lisa -- I promise not to play with matches.

Sherry -- Thanks! It's for "ages 10 - 14," according to the back cover. I like to think a 15-year-old would dig it, though.

Barb -- I'm definitely flipping out!

Mom! :)

Lori -- I'm NUTS about the title page.

Rick! Hi!

Jj Starwalker said...

That has got to be one of the best feelings in the world! Congrats!!

Salvatore Buttaci said...

Congratulations, Sarah! I wish you much luck with your new book. I know what you are feeling because I am going through the same joy right now with my own new book at Amazon.com: FLASHING MY SHORTS!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Sarah!!! I can't wait to get my hands on your novel and read it!

Pam Calvert said...

Congratulations!!!

Jonathon Arntson said...

That is exciting! You are like a pro every time you comment on my blog, I love it!

Tina Laurel Lee said...

Congrats! Thanks for all the different views of it!

Jonathon Arntson said...

Can't wait for your input on my post tomorrow, but today there's an award for you.

Janet said...

congratulations! One of the best feelings for an author is to finally hold his book in his hands.

Julia said...

Congratulations, Sarah! It looks awesome!

Floot said...

GORGEOUS! How exciting :D I love the title page with the title kind of scrawled across it - wonderful!

Carrie Harris said...

OoOoOh! So pretty! Had to stop by from Verla's to see. :)