Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Look Who's Reading!

The ARCs for This World We Live In have arrived!


There are 180 names in the Bolivian hat. Scooter and I will be picking 30 at random, which gives each of you a one in six chance of getting an ARC.

I'll be sending emails to the names that get selected to ask for your mailing address. My plan is to do that this afternoon, and start making the trips to the post office tomorrow.

My guess is I'll have a few more ARCs to distribute over the next month or so. I'm holding a handful in reserve, and maybe Harcourt will send me some more, if they have any leftovers. So even if you don't hear from me today, you may still end up with an ARC.

Should you get one, there are only two rules. They're not for sale, and they're not to be put into a library system, in lieu of an actual copy of the book. Beyond that, they're yours to do with as you wish.

After you've read the ARC (assuming you do read it and don't just use it for a doorstop), if you want to comment about it, please do so at thirdmoonbook. I'll be setting up a comment zone there. Should you forget and comment here, I'll move your comment over and erase it here.

You can also write about it on your blog or at anywhere that might be interested. I'll trust your discretion not to give away the fabulous ending (or anything else fabulous you bump into along the way).

I want to thank all of you for your interest in This World We Live In and for your patience. I am extremely grateful for both.

Okay. If I can get Scooter away from his book, we'll start on the next step of this process. Bolivian Hat, here we come!

26 comments:

Nora said...

Good job Scooter! You are a fast learner.

Anonymous said...

Yay! They finally arrived!!!
Ryan
And Scooter learned how to read :)

Corey B said...

Scooter I promise catnip toys if you pick my email. ;)

Erin said...

Thank you so much Susan! I look forward to reading my copy.

Anonymous said...

I usually check your blog everyday to see if the ARCs came in, but today I didn't have to because I got the message in your email instead!!

Thank you sooo much!! I'm so beyond excited to read it! I didn't think I'd have any chance out of those 100+ names in the hat.

C.K. said...

I'm super excited. Thank you, Susan and Scooter!

Heather said...

I'm thrilled to not have to wait until well into 2010 to read this book. Will you sign the ARC's?

Now that Scooter is reading, I see a non-fiction book in your future on teaching felines to read.

Linda Jacobs said...

That picture of them is absolutely beautiful! I can almost smell them!

Rebecca Herman said...

aww guess I didn't win. grats to all the winners!

Otessa said...

The books look beautiful...I hope I'm lucky enough to read it before April 2010! :)

Mr. Cavin said...

Yeah congratulations to all you one-in-sixers. I keep telling myself I'd have felt pretty guilty if I'd won, because I came in after the original deadline, making hay out of the fact that this vast box of ARCs had yet to arrive. Not that I really mind feeling guilty all that much, but the high road does keep my mind off what I;m actually feeling, which is jealous.

Sammy Belliard said...

Have they already been chosen ? If so, I guess I didn't win. No biggie, I can't wait 'till April to read it :]. I'm glad they finally arrived though lol.

Tez Miller said...

The back cover of the Tanzania cats book is absolutely gorgeous!

Hopefully Scooter won't eat the contents of the Bolivian hat ;-)

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Sue, for your generosity to all of us, winners and non-winners.

Glen

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hello to everybody-

I sent off the first batch of ARCs today, over 20 of them. I'm happy to report there was no one on line behind me, so I didn't hold anyone up.

I'll make another trip to the post office tomorrow.

I'm keeping everyone's Bolivian hat slips in case I have any more ARCs to send off. The hat has returned to its rightful spot on the bathroom wall, but the slips are carefully hidden away (you never know what Scooter is going to be interested in, especially now that he knows how to read!).

Anonymous said...

Man, I didn't get an ARC, oh well, when I get a copy, I'll have one that doesn't say "Advanced Reader Copy Not For Sale" :)
Sadddddddddddd :(((((
Bryce

Anonymous said...

As Heather asked, will you sign the ARCs?
-M.

(my word is relli. Sounds like some sort of pasta...)

Anonymous said...

Do you have any idea how long it will take them to get to wherever?

Phebe H.L. said...

Uh, hello. I just finished your first book today, and let me put it this way, it is like a never-ending cake! Anyways, I'm going to post now. But you knew that. Ugh! Why am I typing my thoughts?! Oh well. Anyways, your cat is SO HILARIOUS!First, he can read, two, the eats like ANYTHING, and three, he is so random! Hehe! I can't wait for the second book! Bye! :):):)

Bri said...

Okay, what is the next best thing to getting an ARC??? Your best friend getting one! Yes, I screamed extra loudly this morning when she read aloud her email in the school library. Yes, staff came running and yes they thought we were crazy to be screaming about a book!!!! If she had read her email yesterday, I would not have been so bummed out last night!!!! Even better, she is going to let me read it first!!

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hello one and all-

I've mailed out most of the ARCs (I'm still waiting for a handful of people to email me their names/addresses). My guess is a few of you will get the ARCs on Saturday, the rest during the week, and the international ones probably the week after that.

It wouldn't have occurred to me to sign the ARCs, but someone had asked, so I did. Well, I didn't sign the one I sent to my brother, but the other ones all got my signature in red ink on the title page.

I hope those of you who get to read it will like it. And I'm still hoping to get a few more ARCs to send off.

holdenj said...

Congrats to all the lucky Bolivian hat winners!

Carrie said...

Look at all those beautiful ARCs. I am incredible jealous of Scooter's proximity to my most highly aniticipated book of the year.

Dawn said...

Scooter is such a good helper! Yay for the ARC's finally coming in. I am beyond thrilled that you signed them. I think you just don't know how much we adore you..and scooter! :)

-Dawn

Anonymous said...

Have you mailed out all the ARC's yet?

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hi Anonymous-

That's a good question, and I'm not certain of the answer.

I asked Harcourt to send a few out to certain bloggers and librarians, and I don't know if they all got their copies.

At some point, if I don't hear directly, I'll ask them. I'm holding copies just in case they didn't get one.

I also need to go through the list of people whose names I pulled out of the Bolivian hat and see if I heard from all of them.

By the end of this week, I should know if I have any more I can mail out.