Monday, October 12, 2009

Not Dead Yet

So, am I insane if after traveling from Vail to Denver to Seattle to Palo Alto to San Jose to Austin to Houston to Miami to Jacksonville all in one week and doing lots of events and not getting enough sleep, I'm ecstatic that today I'll be spending the day in a very small house with my sisters (secret codenames: Cordelia and Apocalyptica), my brother-in-law (scn: Joe), my newborn twin nieces (scn: Phoenix and Isis), my mother, my father, two cats, and one flying squirrel?

In other words, it is Monday; I am in Jacksonville; my parents are here from New Jersey; Apocalyptica is bringing her flying squirrel all the way from Massachusetts; and I remember my pride. And tonight everyone will (tentatively) be at my event! BEST DAY OF THE TOUR.

:o)

In other news: I love the way Jay Smooth thinks, and I love the way he talks. This time, his subject is Roman Polanski.


21 comments:

MelissaKeaster said...

I love the fact that he has so much to say on the issue that he doesn't have time to breathe. He is dead on!

On a lighter note, I finished Fire in the wee hours of this morning. Kristin, it was beautiful. I enjoyed every minute of it! Thank you for once again writing a strong female character who is her own person. And thank you for writing strong male characters that are not intimidated by strong women. There are men like that out there. I am not sure they are in the majority, but they exist and are worth celebrating as well. (I am married to one!) I am so looking forward to Bitterblue. Have a great day with your family!

Rose said...

I wanted to let you know, Kristin, that I am reading Graceling for the third (third!) time and loving it. Hopefully this weekend I'll have enough money to order Fire through Amazon.com. Looking forward to it!

Have a wonderful week and stay safe!

A. Grey said...

Have fun with those babies! I am SOOO jealous! :D After being surrounded by people and chaos, there's nothing quite as safe and leveling as a baby. I don't know why, but I think it's true. Even if they're colicky and screaming, they're still comforting somehow.

Q said...

Right on, Jay Smooth. Right on.

AndrewsMommom said...

You were the goddess who introduced me to Jay Smooth via this blog several months ago and I can't say thank you enough.

I hope you're having a great time and enjoying all the chaos and joy that family brings as they help you celebrate Fire.

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kristin cashore said...

Chaos and joy and comfort -- all so true! I just said goodbye to everyone and it was hard. :(

Thanks for all the sweet comments, everyone, be they about books or Jay Smooth or family :o)

Anonymous said...

Amen. Smooth is Jay Smooth. Seriously.

I'm so glad you got to see the twins again! I'm sure that was such a treat.

I, like Rose, am trying to make sure I have my budget straight before I buy Fire, but it's on my list!! & I can't wait!!
Happy Monday!
--candelion

mysteryflavour said...

Finished Fire this afternoon, after being distracted so many times I thought my head would explode. It met my every expectation - stunning job. I laughed out loud when I read the Welcome Babies bit. :)
Thank you again!

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T. Reed said...

I just wanted to stop "in" and thank you so much for today! You are an incredible speaker, your honesty was delightful, and the way you connected with my students left me in awe. I was speechless watching them hang on every word you said and thrilled to witness them interact so openly with someone they did not know. I must admit when it was time for the question and answer period I was worried for a minute. You can never predict what a high school student may say. (They made me proud).

I don't mean to ramble but ----- what you did today for a group of students in Neptune Beach, Florida was incredible! They left with their heads held high and throughout the day I could hear them discussing your visit. You made them feel important and intelligent. As I shared with you today, this group is a group of students that are not used to feeling that way and they certainly don't trust easily. You connected with them so well. Don't ever doubt your public speaking ability. WOW!

Safe travels back home!

Anonymous said...

I just read T. Reed's comment, and while I already know how awesome you are through your books; I am immensely glad that there are still people like you. Thank you.

--candelion

kristin cashore said...

Okay, well, now you've both got me all teary-eyed! Tina, I went on and on to my publicist today about what a great experience it was and how I wanted more school visits like that one. Thanks so much for bringing them to me. They were fabulous. I treated them like they were intelligent and important because they WERE. And you are awesome -- they're so lucky to have you!

**~Maram~** said...

I couldn't keep up with the video... Jay has soo much to say.

Caroline said...

Video was good! I just finished Fire, and almost cried since it was over. Oh! I just saw a book review of Fire in The Washington Post! That is sooooo cool! And I saw someone looking at it at a bookstore! Also neat, though i guess normal.

RobinPS said...

I love Jay Smooth's little piece on how to tell someone what they said was racist. He does have a way with the spoken word. And he's kinda cutesy too. ;-)

On another note - I am reading Fire, and I am taking my time with it. It is so nuanced, I'm really entranced by Fire's character. You are really one of the finest YA writers out there. Just thought you should know. :-)

kristin cashore said...

Caroline, how convenient that I'm in DC this morning and the lovely room service lady brought me the Washington Post! Thanks for the head's up.

mysteryflavour said...

Sorry if I wasn't clear before - what I MEANT was that I laughed at the babies part because I remembered your blog about baby cards and I got excited. I wasn't trying to say that that part of the book was funny.

Maverin said...

So I bought Fire last Saturday with my friend. When we got our books off the shelf we started dancing. Let's just say a poor little kid saw us and will probably be scarred for life. Anyway, on the car ride back we started reading. We managed to get in the prologue, and just those couple pages were AMAZING!!! So much made sense and we were squealing about all the details and happenings. I finished the book last night, and my expectations were far surpassed! I just couldn't stop reading, and was completely impressed with the new set of characters. The surprises made my jaw drop, and I loved every bit! This morning I picked it up to read again, as to fit everything together and pick up those details you miss, and was met with the same feeling of joy I got the first time read. Your writing style is phenomenal, and never disappoints! Keep on writing!!!

kristin cashore said...

Mysteryflavour, I got what you meant, and it cracked me up!

Abby said...

I can't believe it!!!!! Trust me not to check your schedual... I live in Costa Rica and you came to San Jose!!! I could have made it!!!! Grrrrr... I will never forgive myself for that one. I am such an idiot!
Oh, and I'm glad you are not dead yet. ;)