Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fiction, Fiction, Made the Right Pulitzer Prediction

Too bad there's no end zone in literature.  I need to do my victory dance.

You can't blame me for being a little giddy.  A couple of days ago, I predicted that Donna Tartt would win the fiction Pulitzer.  I'm a bit startled to be right; maybe I'm starting to get the hang of this after all these years.  Last year, I almost called it, but that was probably the Korean connection giving me a lucky half-guess.

I haven't read The Goldfinch yet.  I got these terrible buying twinges today when I woke up and heard the news, so I quickly sent a Facebook message to my spawn:

Me:  The Goldfinch!  Mother's Day!  Hint, hint!

Spawn: I thought you wanted Rainbow Rowell's book [Landline].

Me:  Oh, God...I'm torn!  Did you already pre-order RR's book?

Spawn:  No.

Me:  I'm trying not to order any books...Kindle or paper.  So difficult.

Spawn:  OK

Me:  xoxo



4 comments:

Jenny @ Reading the End said...

Well done! Landline's going to be good, but The Goldfinch I bet gets you more pages per dollar. :p I think either one would be a splendid Mother's Day treat!

Susan Bybee said...

Jenny,
I'd be happy with either one.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

I read The Goldfinch in my kindle and it's such a beast I was glad I didn't have to tote around a hardcover! You make me want to have children so I can ask them for books on Mother's Day when they grow up :)

Susan Bybee said...

Melissa,
I didn't think about it at the time, but it has turned out to be a nice by-product of motherhood.