On My Way (plus, a cover!)

I have officially lost my mind.

But that’s okay, because very soon I’ll be in an airplane, communing with the gods. (Who are in the sky, you know. Airplanes bring you closer to the gods. And the gods give you back your mind if you’ve lost it [and if you happen to fly by].)
Like I said, mind lost, TRUST ME, it’s lost; this has been the WEEK OF CRAZY; but: I am on my way. I leave for Bologna today. I’m certain that whatever item it’s most important I NOT forget is the item I have forgotten.
I will probably not be blogging while I’m away, so this may be my last post for a couple of weeks. However, I’ll leave you with one more cover — the Fire cover in the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand (Gollancz, Fall 2009). As always, I’d love to hear what you think, good or bad! I made sure to post the corresponding Graceling cover above for comparison purposes.
I probably won’t be responding to comments right away, but I will read them, if not while I’m away, then when I get back.
Have a great two weeks, everyone!