Friday, October 9, 2009

Going Bovine - The Not-Review

Okay. I'd planned to review Going Bovine by Libba Bray today. Unfortunately, life keeps getting in the way of my finishing said book. And when I say "life," I really mean my twins. Left and Right have been in rare form this week. It started when they brushed their teeth with antibiotic cream. It moved on to the infamous I'm-a-zombie-and-going-to-scare-the-crap-out-of-my-sister-and-ain't-that-funny game. It didn't stop there, either.

So. There will hopefully be a review in your future, full of references to Richard Simmons' heinie, the Church Lady rule, and other various kinds of awesomeness. In the meantime, if you have not seen the book trailer/Libba Bray interviewy thing for Going Bovine, you are missing out.

Read it. Love it. Buy the t-shirt.

After that, this interview with me courtesy of the AWESOME Steph Bowe at Hey! Teenager of the Year will probably be a letdown. If so, please take pity on me and break the news gently.


Diane said...

She really went for it will all seriousness. lovin it! :O)

Kelly Polark said...

Ha, all serious in a cow suit!
Carrie, did she interview you for research for the book since you are the MAd Cow scientist?

lisa and laura said...

Just picked up this book and can't wait to read!

Jamie Eyberg said...

I want udders.

Sara Raasch said...

I <3 Libba Bray

Tere Kirkland said...

I've really been looking forward to this one, such a departure for Bray from her Gemma Doyle books.

Can't wait for your review.

Mariah Irvin said...

Libba Bray is a genius.

Anonymous said...

I can't stop thinking about how bad antibiotic cream would taste!

Nicole said...

Boneless chicken. So profound. Libba Bray is a genius. Few people create while they pee.

Carrie, you always manage to distract me from my work!

~Jamie said...

Don't you just want to be her best friend?

Carrie Harris said...

Diane: Didn't she? If she would have been all "look at how wacky I am; I'm in a cow suit!" it wouldn't have been funny at all. But the fact that she was totally serious about it WORKED.

Kelly: Man, I WISH. I would have been all over it.

Lisa and Laura: Let me know what you think once you read it!

Jamie: Well, duh. Who doesn't?

sraasch: God, yes. Insert fangirl squealing here.

Tere: Yeah, there's a hilarious interview out there with her that talks about the expressions on her agent and editor's faces when she told them she was following up her supernatural schoolgirl books with a comedy about Mad Cow and death-obsessed dwarves. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall for THAT conversation.

Mariah: Can't argue with that at ALL.

Candice: I KNOW. They keep trying to eat diaper cream too. I put it up higher and higher, and they keep hunting it down.

Nicole: YAY! Because that's totally my goal. You know it is. :)

Jamie: Yep. I'd buy a cow suit and hunt her down, but she might take that the wrong way.

Anne Spollen said...

"...they brushed their teeth with antibiotic cream."


Unknown said...

Hi Carrie :)
Thank you for the great video.
I hadn't seen it before.
I'll be grinning all day long.
Thanks again,

Natalie Whipple said...

And now I know why you and Libba have the same editor.

K. M. Walton said...

SHE IS HYSTERICAL. I am buying that book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sara said...

Carrie, yes I might hate you. You are mean to rub it in my face.

Just kidding! Glad to hear that it is awesome!

Also, you're book looks sooo good!

The Hiding Spot

Sara said...

Also, that is a freaking awesome video. I'm pretty sure I should make it a life goal to meet Libba Bray!

Keri Mikulski said...

Love it. :)

Mary Witzl said...

For some reason, my internet connection won't let me see this: it keeps stopping, then starting, making for a jerky viewing experience. But I have a LOT of respect for anyone who can walk the streets of New York in a cow suit.