Hello there, and welcome to my book blog! I hope to become your regular book blog rest stop. I am a 40 (cough, cough) something bibliophile and busy mother of 2 girls, but somehow manage to find time to read!
I just wanted to pop in to say hello and that I miss you all! I also wanted to post this......
This is David Ebershoff the author of "The 19th Wife". He was on set for 3 days watching his words unfold onscreen. This particular day he was all duded up for being an extra. How cool would that be? Standing there on set to be on camera for the film that was adapted from your novel? Awesomeness.
And speaking of awesomeness...
David and I chatted for about 45 minutes about this book, his past books and just his writing life in general. The 19th Wife is not the only novel of his being made into a film. The other is called "The Danish Girl" and was published in 2000. This book has been selected to be made into a feature and produced by Nicole Kidman, who will play the leading role. It is not in production yet, so we will see if it ever does make it to the big screen. But for an author, having 2 out of 3 made into films is pretty damn impressive. He also was very excited that I had a book blog and said, "I LOVE book blogs!" and has agreed to do a signed giveaway! WOOT! Once this movie is done shooting (next week) I will finish up the book and will be launching the giveaway, author interview, and review (plus insights into the shooting and adaptation) in September when the movie is sceduled to be aired on Lifetime.
But until then, I am still working too long of hours to get any major reading done, but a gal at work did lend me a hilarious book called "F U Penguin" based on the blog of the same name, and it is a very light, potty-mouthed book which I can pick up and read without too much brain power. If you don't mind the prevalence of the "f" bomb an various other colorful words you will LOVE it.
ANYwho, have a great week and a bit and I'll see you early in July!