Friday, July 16, 2010

Ich liebe dieses Lied. Now, in English.

I'm terribly in love with this song. I can't stop listening to it over and over again.

And not just because I just got this in the mail today.

Yes, that's NACH DEM SOMMER, the German edition of SHIVER. I don't think I can explain how gorgeous it is -- it is shimmery and colored end-papery and attached ribbon bookmarky. And begins: "Ich erinnere mich, wie ich im Schnee lag, ein kleines, warmes Bündel, das langsam kälter wurde." In other words, just like the English version. But in German. (Here's the German microsite).

Anyway, so now I'm listening to this song over and over again while writing and revising FOREVER. I cannot believe that in less than a week, I'll be on tour for LINGER.


Anonymous said...

If Sam was German that would probably be what his singing voice would sound like

Awsome! a tour for linger and yay pretty cover

I finished linger in three days and this is my review: no I'm not trying to self promot here XD

Linger is awsome...I'm now requesting Lament from my library
shoot now I have "one hundrand cranes" stuck in my head...>3< (has yet to get it on my Ipod becuse...I can't find the save link as thing)

sorry rambling

JSavant said...

This may be weird to say, but -- after using Google Translate to get the lyrics in English -- I have to say that I have an idea of how the feel is going to be for FOREVER.

And the song then made me want to cry. (I guess that means I'll be bawling come next year.)

Anyway -- I wish you luck, patience, inspiration, and a whole bunch of other good and great things as you gear up for your tour and the continuing work of FOREVER. :)

Alkyoni said...

I bought Shiver a few months ago, before it was translated in Greek. May I say I loved it?? Linger is going to be the present I'll give to myself for my birthday!
Congrats! By the way, is it possible that happens for the English edition as well?
(If you answer, please do so as a comment in my blog because I don't log n very often and your post may be long down the line....)

Mrs. Vanquish said...

I adore this German cover! I'm pleased the did it so perfectly, often I don't like our German covers and prefer the original ones, but this is lovely!

Although I've read Shiver and Linger already in English I'd love to just have this book sitting in my shelf!
The song is beautiful and so soooo perfect!!! So you understand German?
I mean your last name is German too.

Maggie Stiefvater said...

Kit - yep, I definitely imagine that voice for Sam's singing voice! And I'm so glad you enjoyed Linger!

@JSavant -- MORE TEARS YAY. And thank you.

Alkyoni -- I'm so glad you loved it! I'm not sure what you're asking about the English edition?

Mrs. Vanquish -- It's beautiful, isn't it? I speak a bit of German (ein bisschen!) and read it slightly better. I took it in college so I need to brush up my vocabulary. And yep, that's my married name, but my maiden name was Hummel, so I come by it fairly.

beth said...

Maggie, you're in the second paragraph.

Anonymous said...

Oh, now I REALLY can't wait to put my hands on the German edition. It looks almost as beautiful as the original.
Also, the song is beautiful. I think, it fits perfectly.

Are you coming to Germany anytime this year? I'd love to meet you. :)

Maggie Stiefvater said...

You're so welcome, beth!

And yes, Franny, in October!

Donna Gambale said...

I think that the German version is officially my favorite! It's so gorgeous. Though the US covers are still amazing. That song is beautiful -- a part of me doesn't want to translate the lyrics, and just imagine what they could be. Good luck on the tour!!

L.J. Boldyrev said...

I am in love with that cover.

And my word verification is "forest". Hee hee!

Anonymous said...

In Shiver, Sam recites poetry in German. In the German version, does he still recite the poetry in German, or in English (or in another language)?

Maggie Stiefvater said...

Anon, I . . . don't know! When I get home I'll check the German edition and see!

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