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14 November 2012 @ 11:23 pm
Goodreads Choice Awards Redux and Giveaway winners!  
Code Name Verity has made it to the semifinals of the Goodreads Choice Awards!

So now if you voted, I think you all get to vote again. And I get to do some more preening. So what the heck. I am preening, I will do it properly. Here’s a list.

Code Name Verity is:

A School Library Journal Best Books title, 2012
A Booklist Books for Youth Editors’ Choice, 2012
An Amazon Best Teen Books 2012 title
A Barnes & Noble Best Teen Books of 2012 title
Longlisted for the UKLA Book Award 2013

That’s not the full list. That’s just what’s turned up in the last two days. That and the Goodreads Choice Awards Semifinals. Sooooo….

The semifinal round ends 18 November 2012. I have let the timing of the announcement run away with me because… I didn’t actually realize CNV was through to the semifinals till people on my Twitter feed started tweeting that they’d voted for it.

The winners of the giveaway are jillheather, carihunter and Lauren (who commented on the Goodreads link to this blog). Please send me your snail mail addresses at ewein2412 [AT] yahoo [dot] co [dot] uk

There’s a Goodreads giveaway ending 4 Dec. 2012 for three more copies running at:


‘Next Big Thing’ post and more details about the next book coming up next week!


CNV Special Ops, you rock. my. world.
Estara: pic#2810740estara on November 15th, 2012 05:32 am (UTC)
Oh nice, when the weekend comes around I can add all those award nominations to your Goodreads page - unless some other librarian gets there first. I wish you had gotten the Grampian short list, too.
E Weineegatland on November 15th, 2012 08:36 am (UTC)
hah! mustn't be greedy. I didn't even realize I was longlisted for the Grampian prize until after the shortlist was announced, so it didn't come as a blow.

I am not on the Washington Post "best of the year" list either... can't have everything!
carihuntercarihunter on November 15th, 2012 05:57 am (UTC)
Eek! I never win anything :-) That's just made me smile hugely despite being up at stupid o'clock. Thanks so much. Will spread the word about the semis to the Lesfic Special Ops!
E Weineegatland on November 15th, 2012 08:44 am (UTC)
you're welcome!

my techie 12-yr-old does the random number generation for me and I confess I was delighted when your number turned up! (though I would have been equally pleased had it been Nikki's or Ferox's)
carihuntercarihunter on November 15th, 2012 08:31 pm (UTC)
Ferox is delighted too and Nikki still loves us enough to send us mittens :-)
Nikki SmallsNikki Smalls on November 15th, 2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you're alright, I guess :)
Maureenelvenjaneite on November 15th, 2012 01:40 pm (UTC)
There's this one too! http://www.txla.org/groups/tayshas

....basically at this point I scan any award list to see if CNV and/or Seraphina are on there and if they aren't, I discount the validity of the award. I tend to get a little partisan.
E Weineegatland on November 15th, 2012 05:14 pm (UTC)
OK, I hadn't seen that one either, so I count it in this week's crop! and... wow, how awesome! I confess I tend to be a little partisan myself. um.
Maureen: Literatureelvenjaneite on November 16th, 2012 04:41 pm (UTC)
I mean, the validity of the award bit was mostly a joke, but I do use the books I really loved as a benchmark of whether they're being simply commercial or looking for quality. :)
Miriam3rdragon on November 15th, 2012 02:09 pm (UTC)
You rock our world, too.
E Weineegatland on November 15th, 2012 05:15 pm (UTC)
Malissa Hostetler KoenigMalissa Hostetler Koenig on November 16th, 2012 05:27 pm (UTC)
I just learned via IN friends who attended the Indiana Library Federation conference this week that CNV is Nancy Pearl's favorite YA book of the year (she was a keynote speaker). Not an award, of course, but she's still Nancy Pearl ;)
E Weineegatland on November 17th, 2012 09:29 am (UTC)
holy cow.

this is awesome. thanks for the news!
(Anonymous) on November 17th, 2012 05:25 am (UTC)
just finished reading cnv. heartbreaking and wonderful and horrifying ... a second reading is in the cards, to get some more of the details. amazing work, thank you!
E Weineegatland on November 17th, 2012 09:30 am (UTC)
you're welcome!
jill heatherjillheather on November 19th, 2012 05:24 pm (UTC)
And it's now made it to the finals.
E Weineegatland on November 19th, 2012 06:23 pm (UTC)
I know! I am quite stunned! tiboribi flagged it up to me earlier today. I was so convinced it didn't have a chance to make it to the finals, just based on the low number of ratings it has compared with all the other nominees, that I didn't even bother to check. That'll teach me to have faith in my readers if nothing else does!