Wednesday, March 13, 2002

I got books today! Books! Books! I am so very, very excited that I can now knock 5 books off my Amazon wishlist, bringing it down to a lowly 102 items! :) I told mom that it would not be pretty if we went to Barnes & Noble, and sure enough, after she said she'd loan me $20 for books, 10 minutes later I was sitting with a stack higher than most small children trying to decide what I could live without. I ended up with five-FIVE! I love my mom! Ah, so you want to know what I got?



Three Black Skirts- all you need to survive by Anna Johnson. This book is kind of the 20's/30's-ish chick's guide to life, or as the back cover says, "Balance, Strength, Well-Being- and a Killer Wardrobe" I have a feeling I will be quoting it soon.



AND



I got TWO!! TWO!!! Neil Gaiman books! TWO! Are you following me there!? (Yes, Kel, you can borrow!) I got Good Omens and Neverwhere, which the Minneapolis Star Tribune called "A dark contemporary 'Alice in Wonderland'... Imaginative, Well-Crafted and highly visual". Sounds good to me!



AND!!



I've seen SO much hype about "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" on Amazon- its on everyone's list of "you have to read this!!" and everyone seems to love it, but I really hand't planned on getting it. However, while I was looking for books by Michael Lee West, and it was sitting on the shelf right above, so I had to check it out. I flipped it over to see the back cover, and just what did I see there? "This is the sweet and sad and goofy monkey-dance of life, as performed by a bevy of unforgettable Southern belles in a verdant garden of moonlit prose. Poignantly coo-coo, the Ya-Yas (and their Petites Yas-Yas) will grace, priss, ponder and party their way into your sincere affection."-Tom Robbins, author of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Still Life with Woodpecker, and Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas



TOM! My TOM!! Anything that gets a good review from My Tom goes in my shopping cart immediatly! TOM!! (They really should have listed Woodpecker before Cowgirls, but we will let that one slide) Well, you know, I had to give in when they had TOM pushing me into buying the book! I can't say no to Tom! And so, here it is, joining the collection, and now I'm excited to read it. Heck, I would probably jump off a bridge if Tom described it as "a verdant garden of moonlit prose". Oh, and I think that "goofy monkey-dance of life" should find its way into our everyday vernacular now.



AND!!!!!



Finally, "Crazy Ladies", by Michael Lee West, who is one author I've never read that I have a bajillion books by on my wish list, and so I think I shall fall in love with him. I don't know much about it other than what I could quote from the back of the book, so go look it up on Amazon if you're interrested. I shall get back to you after I read it.



BOOKS! I am so very, very excited. I'm going to go read now!



(subliminal message to you: Buying Crystal Amazon.com gift certificates is always a ncie thing to do. So is baking her cookies, but I bet she would like books more!!)

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