Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Did You Know.....

that Hugh Laurie wrote a book??? I didn't! Where have I been? One of my favorite actors wrote a book, and I didn't know it!! House is such a great show, and Hugh is just so darned sexy, that I'm a huge fan!



So...today, I decided to go to Borders. Bad idea, yes I know. But I just can't seem to stay away. I was just LOOKING....really!! Then that blasted 2 - for - 3 table started calling my name. While I was browsing, I saw a book called "The Gun Seller" by Hugh Laurie. I thought to myself, can there be 2 people with the same name?? And lo and behold, it's MY Hugh Laurie!! It's described as a "ripping spook of the spy genre". Well, I certainly couldn't pass this one up!! (I mean, really!) And both Darkly Dreaming Dexter and Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay were on the table too, so I picked up all three!! Oh...and I got a copy of The Lies of Loche Lamora by Scott Lynch, since it's now out in paperback.

I really need to stop going to Borders, just to "look around", don't I?

19 comments:

Andi said...

You're gonna looove it. I haven't read the whole thing, but I did start reading it (then had to take it back to the library, it was a big thing, yadda yadda). But what I did read WAS GREAT. And I shuddered a little when I saw that motorcycle pic. Rawwrrr! I love me some Hugh. In fact, we're watching an episode of House in one of the classes I'm teaching later this week. Whahahaha! I love being the teacher. Feel the power!

Kailana said...

Wow, I didn't know he had a book! I will be interested to see what you have to say about it!

I am getting season one and two of House on DVD for my birthday. :)

Stephanie said...

Andi - If it's half as sharp and snarky as the character House, I KNOW I'm going to love it!! House rocks!

Kelly - Me neither! Who would have thought!! I just started watching House last year, but I have House (the first couple of seasons) on my Christmas list!

John Mutford said...

Hey that gives me a great idea of a post I'll never get around to publishing! Actors Who Can Actually Write. Let me know if he makes the cut.

Trish said...

Yes Stephanie - don't you think you should have known better? ;) I can't even go near a bookstore (or book section) without going crazy and I'm trying trying trying to be very good. I really like Hugh Laurie as well even though I've only watched House a handful of times. Sounds like a great book, though!

raidergirl3 said...

I thought it was pretty good and funny. And, the book I borrowed from the library, was signed by Hugh Laurie! I was {this close} to ripping out the autographed page, but thought it belonged in the book. It was signed and most likely donated before the House series started. I dare you to read it and not hear House's voice and attitude.

Stephanie said...

John - Sounds like a great post to me!! I'll let you know.

Trish - Yes, I must stay away!! I just can't help myself!! I have no self-control at all!

Raidergirl - I couldn't even read the BACK of the book without hearing Hugh Laurie!! Kudos for not ripping it out. That would have been a TOUGH decision!

CDPJ said...

I heart Hugh Laurie. Let me know hwo you like his book.

Bookfool said...

Andi's right; you're gonna love it. I read The Gun Seller about a year ago and it is so good. He's a really clever writer.

DesLily said...

If I have a bunch of "typos" while responding to this it's because I am laughing so hard!

Now.. repeat after me, 100 times..
There is no such thing as "just looking" in a book store

Dark Orpheus said...

Ah, I love House M.D. But he's an idiot for pushing away Stacy!

heather (errantdreams) said...

Can't wait to hear what you think of the book! My wishlist waits on baited breath to find out if it will be expanding yet again...

kookiejar said...

You know, I don't watch "House", but that picture you posted just might be enough to turn me around. Yum.

--Deb said...

I read that a few months ago, and it sounded exactly like him!

Stephanie said...

Bookfool - If I can picture the lovely Laurie when I'm reading, I'm sure I will love it!!

Deslily - You are SO right!! I'm in denial, that's for sure. But if I say I'm just looking, then I don't feel so guilty when I walk throught the door!!

Dark Orpheus - I love him too, I just can't imagine him in a real relationship! I haven't seen the episodes with Stacy (I'm a new House fan!), but I think he's actually in love with Cuddy!

Heather - Good! I hope to add as many books to your list as you do mine!

Kookie - I dare you to watch one episode and not fall in love!! He is certainly sexy!!

Deb - Thanks!! I know I'll be hearing his voice when I read it!! I'm excited. I think I'll pick it up soon....maybe for the Fall Reading Challenge!

Carla Nikol said...

I work at the other "big book chain" and will check it out when I get to work today. I too love the series, rarely watch tv but when my husband flips it on, I can't help but peek out from the side of my current read to watch it. It'll be interesting to see his writing.

J.S. Peyton said...

Stephanie, you know how I feel you pain, don't you? : )

I saw that Hugh's book in the store in the while ago (I was probably when I was binging), but I restrained myself from picking it up. I don't watch House but the book looked pretty interesting and I found it interesting that such a well-known actor had written a novel. I hope it's great!

Maybe when I stop avoiding bookstores (sometime next year if I can properly restrain myself) I'll pick this one up. : )

J.S. Peyton said...

Kindly, please ignore those terrible typos. That's what happens when you're eating, working, listening to music, and surfing the internet, I guess...

naida said...

I didnt know he wrote a book, I wonder if its any good?

I know what you mean about going to Borders...happens to me all the time...I just go to 'look' and end up not being able to resist buying books :)