Sunday, May 23, 2010

Update on the internship situation

Internship update:

Okay, so if you weren't a perfect fit, I've let you know already. If you're still waiting to hear from me that means you are a maybe. This week is BEA and my schedule is tiring me out just looking at at it, so I probably won't get back to folks until next week, post Memorial Day.

Just as an aside, Hunger Games is on the vast majority of applicants favorite reads list. The adult choice would have to be Poisonwood Bible.

Also, does no one read adult fiction anymore? ;) Most people applying had far more young adult titles than adult ones, on both their favorite and recently-read lists. Of course, this comes from a woman (me) who read Elizabeth Enright's The Saturdays last night--have you read it? It's so wonderful...


  1. I read mainly adult titles -- but I missed the deadline. Curse the rare Friday that I have plans. (Though I did get Powerless for my birthday meaning it would have made it to the last ten books read list giving me one book in YA credits.)

  2. Nope, but I'll read it now! Looking for something good! Hope you find some good interns, I know 2 who applied that would be great if they are a match for you!

  3. Well, I would venture to say that IF you don't find the perfect fit.. I'm it.

    I didn't see the call for interns until the deadline passed.. but you can be sure I'll be watching for the next opportunity :)

    Oh -- and I read adult fiction. Lots of it. Wendell Berry is my latest craze. And then there's William Kent Krueger's Cork O'Connor mysteries.. and then The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.. so many books, so little time.

  4. What's 'The Saturdays' about? I've been looking to widen the topics I read about, but I always have to know what their about before reading.

  5. I hate that I missed out on this because I was job shadowing another agent in New York and went with out internet for two weeks... *sigh* Good luck picking interns!

  6. Here's my book list for the year so far. Mix of YA/MG and adult. It's a great life, as shelby said, with so many books, although so little time.

    17. The Short Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz
    16. Await Your Reply, Michael Chaon
    15. The Higher Power of Lucky, Susan Patron
    14. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane,Katherine Howe
    13. Dragon Haven, Robin Hobb
    12. The Hemmingses of Monticello: An American Family, Annette Gordon-Reed
    11. Bookman's Wake, John Dunning
    7-10. The Spellman Files, The Curse of the Spellmans, Revenge of the Spellmans, The Spellmans Strike Again, Lisa Lutz
    6. Bardo: Interval of Possibility, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
    5. Booked to Die, John Dunning
    4. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
    3. The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larson
    2. Beautiful Creatures
    1. The Silver Mage, Katherine Kerr

    1-6 Rune Blade Trilogy, Sword in Exile Trilogy, Ann Marston

  7. Jenny,
    Your mention of THE SATURDAYS reminded me of my favorite childhood book THE PINK MOTEL by Carol Ryrie Brink, first published in 1959. It's a fun book full of quirky characters and a subtle message about accepting differences. A couple of years ago, I searched all over for a copy and found an old one with the original pink hardback cover! I notice they've recently re-released it in paperback! And the comments on Amazon thrill me because apparently I'm not the only one to consider it my childhood favorite. You should check it out! I think you'd enjoy it.

  8. I read adult fiction all the time. Just finished Shutter Island. Now must "force" myself to go watch Leo in the movie....

  9. That sucks. I missed it! My server went awol and it was finally corrected last week and I've been frantically catching up on all blogs. lol. Well, I am always available, all you have to do is ask...:)