Libriomancer: The First 24 Hours

In some ways, yesterday reminds me of my wedding. There was a lot of preparation and work, and it seemed like time was simultaneously slowing to a crawl and rushing past as the day approached. And then it was here in a blur of noise and excitement, surrounded by friends and loved ones. Lots of happiness and celebration (and yes, maybe even some dancing). Then you blink and it’s all over.

Here are just some of the things that happened yesterday…

  • The Big Idea: Jim C. Hines – My guest post for John Scalzi, talking about the love of books, the SF/F genre, and sense of wonder.
  • My Favorite Bit – A post for Mary Robinette Kowal’s ongoing series, in which she says kind things about the book and I talk about one of my second-favorite scenes.
  • Please Excuse ________ From Work/School – A note I wrote yesterday, excusing you all from work and/or school so you can stay home and read. You’re welcome 🙂
  • Mighty Axes and Beer-Soaked Beards – This has nothing to do with Libriomancer, but it also went live yesterday. This is an essay I wrote for Apex Magazine, talking about the portrayal of dwarves in fantasy.
  • Bitten By Books Giveaway – I’m still answering questions in the comments, and the giveaway is open through the end of the day tomorrow.
  • Reviews showed up on Wired, Bitten by Books, and of course, on Amazon.
  • Lots of people Tweeted, Facebooked, Googleplussed, and blogged about the book’s release. Thank you so much!!! (I hope we didn’t oversaturate the internet too badly!)
  • My book launch at Schuler Books in Lansing, which included a wonderful crowd, pink cake, and a Justin Bieber balloon. (You can see me posing with the balloon on my Facebook page.)

I am delighted and excited and energized and utterly drained. So I’m going to close by posting something utterly unrelated to libriomancy. Even though Isaac Vainio would totally get a kick out of it.

This is a working LEGO model of the Curiosity Rover, which touched down safely on Mars earlier this week. It was built by Doug Moran and Will Gorman. (Thanks to The Mary Sue for the link.)

If the video isn’t showing up, you can view it on YouTube.