I am always delighted and surprised when I get to read nice things about my work. It just doesn't seem real or fair that I get to experience such joy. It pains me a little that I can't hug everyone and make them a casserole - that's what I really want to do to anyone and everyone who is good to this book. And to me.
Thank you to Rebecca Joines Schinsky (aka Booklady!) and Bookriot for including me in a very fine list of books to look forward to in 2012.