SEMI-CHARMED LIFE (AND BEYOND): The Best (and, Okay, Only) First Review
By Nora Zelevansky / May 9th, 2012
Here ye! Here ye! (Or whatever.) Yesterday I opened what I thought was a run-of-the-mill Google Alert and found the first review of my book, SEMI-CHARMED LIFE (coming to a store near you or on the World Wide Web on July 3rd, 2012, but available for pre-order now) in Publisher's Weekly!
Throughout my years as a freelance writer, I've certainly heard the (sometimes not so censored, forgiving or sane) complaints of Internet audiences. As many of us have experienced in different capacities even when simply reading the "Comments" section of an online article, constructive criticism notwithstanding, people are in a word, brutal.
But this is the first time that I have merited a formal review. (I totally got snubbed when I played Morgan le Fay in that 5th grade production of King Arthur, but that's another story.)
Anyway, when I read this very first book review I was essentially vibrating with anticipation and I cannot tell you how happy and high I was that it was not downright mean. Who knows what I imagined, but all I can tell you is that I am very appreciative of this response to the book, which feels fair and direct. Not at all below the belt.
So, I guess, danka. A million times, Danka. And now I must say adieu. Or as Morgan le Fay would say, "I bid thee goodnight!" And then she'd cackle. You know she would.
Okay. I have officially lost it.
xo – N.
PS Did I mention that THE BACHELORETTE is starting????? I mean, SIGN.ME.UP.