Sorry I’ve been such a bad blogger the last few days. I’m working on a theory that Twitter actually hurts my blogging. Now when I see an interesting post, etc., I don’t save it up to blog about it, I just log onto Twitter and 140 characters later, there you have it.
I need to get better at that.
For instance, here is this very cool blog post on Publisher’s Weekly about the strange ways people go about looking for books in bookstores. While the post itself is great, it’s really the comments section that follows that is truly priceless. Check it out for gems like these:
“One of my favorites was a phone call from a college student who said she needed ‘a copy of ‘Wuthering Heights’ by Jane Eyre. Would you like me to spell that for you?’ I had to put her on hold for a minute. I guess universities aren’t what they used to be.”
“One of my co-workers was helping a woman who wanted a book for her grandson. ‘He wants a book about a boy and his dog. I think it’s called Boy and his dog or boy and his wolf, maybe boy wolf.’ Until my co-worker said, ‘Beowulf?’ ‘Yes!’ said the woman. ‘That’s it, Beowulf.'”
“We had “Onion in the Closet” in lieu of “Indian in the Cupboard.” Also, a request for “a children’s book about European trains” turned out to be Thomas the Tank Engine.”
Makes one wonder how people have requested one of my books over the years.
Also, those of you who have read/are about to read TAP & GOWN will note a similar joke within its pages.
Yes, I’m a tease.
Speaking of Tap & Gown, there’s some upcoming release fun to be had, including, but not limited to:
- Giveaways! Giveaways! Giveaways! (the book lover’s equivalent of Girls! Girls! Girls!)
- An Interview with yours truly.
- More dossiers.
- The posting of the last of the Secret Stories
- Possibly another Tap & Gown Show. It depends upon my schedule.
And finally, I leave you with Random House’s WHICH TORTALL HEROINE ARE YOU? quiz. I was Alianne, which is probably closest, I agree.
You are most like Alianne. You are rebellious and cunning. Like her mother, Alanna, you risk your own life to protect those around you, but you would rather they did not know it. Your passion for justice is just as strong as your compassion for others and they often conflict with one another.