Tuesday, September 11, 2007

It's all in the Name!

Heather, from Errant Thoughts, tagged me for this cute little meme. (Check out Heather's Errant Dream Reviews also for some AWESOME book recommendations!) This is the Book Cover Meme.

Go to the advanced book search on Amazon, type your first name into the Title field, and post the most interesting/amusing cover that shows up.

This one is cute!!! Besides, the rest of the "Stephanie" titles ended up being Janet Evanovich books!! Gotta love that Stephanie Plum!

Since I've tagged just about everybody I know for all the other memes, I'm just going to "group" tag. If you haven't done this yet, you're tagged!! Kind of lame, I know. Sorry!

In other news.....Short Story Sunday took a back seat to Fantasy Football Sunday! I really TRIED to read. But I just couldn't concentrate on Edgar Allen Poe while the Bears game was on!! Not that it mattered. Why, oh why, won't Lovie Smith listen to me and start ANY other QB on the team besides Grossman?? That man is KILLING me! I would have thought after the fiasco called a Super Bowl last year, he would have gotten the clue!

The library called me yesterday. My copy of "Fragile Things" was in!! I love my library. I was looking for a copy of the new book, "Catherine the Great: Love, Sex & Power" by Virginia Rounding. They couldn't get me a copy through ILL, so they just ordered a new copy for our library!! Those ladies just love me there!! Of course, while I was there, I stocked up on my more books! I came home with the following:

  • Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
  • World War Z by Max Brooks
  • The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • 1916 by Moran Llywelyn
  • Booked to Die by John Dunning
  • Sin in the Second City: Madames, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul by Karen Abbott
  • The Uses of Enchantment by Heidi Julavitus
  • Terrorist by John Updike
  • The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters by Gordon Dahlquist

Looks like I'd better get to reading!! And don't forget about my giveaway!!! Marked: A House of Night Novel by PC Cast & Kristin Cast. Go here to enter to win! I'm drawing a name on Thursday!!



Trish said...

Sin in the Second City sounds very ohh la la! I'm not sure how popular Robert Munsch is here stateside for childrens books, but he was by far my favorite author when I was a little kid (I also loved those Mr. and Lil Miss books, too). Anyway, great stories--I've still got several on my bookshelf to pass down to my little ones when they come.

Football huh? NFL never snagged me the way college football did...

heather (errantdreams) said...

hehe... I like the book cover!

And thank you for the kind words!

Chris said...

I love Robert Munsch, he's hilarious. I'm going to have to do this.

Stephanie said...

Trish - Sin in the Second City was a whim pick-up for me! I liked the cover, and since Chicago is like my second home, thought it would be an interesting read!!

Heather - Thanks! And well deserved praise for you too! You are keeping my TBR pile growing!

Chris - Sadly, I've never read a Robert Munsch book!! But I did LOVE the cover! Can't wait to see your cover!

naida said...

hi Stephanie, cute book cover.

Chris said...

Great cover :) Ooh, such a cool stack of books that you came home with!! Enjoy! I read my short stories last night, lol :p Is that cheating since it was Monday? Still haven't posted on them though!

Andi said...

That is a juicy stack o'books! I have Sin in the Second City languishing on my shelves (should really get to that), and The Giver is a favorite of mine. Or, more aptly, a "book I love to hate." You'll see. lol

Booklogged said...

I like the cover that goes with your name much better than the one I found for mine. Yours looks like one I'd actually like to read to my grandkids.

Hope you enjoy The Giver and Booked to Die. I did. I hope you put a big dent in that pile so we get to read the reviews.

Dewey said...

I found just the right book, and I'll post it soon! I already posted twice today, though.

Angela/SciFiChick said...

Wow, how long can you check out books for at your library?

kookiejar said...

What a fun meme, I'm going to give my name a look.

jean pierre said...

ooh! what a treasure trove of books!

and that cover is hilarious.

don't worry, i didn't get much rip reading done this weekend either. it was football and rugby all weekend!

John Mutford said...

I don't know if there's any kid in Canada who doesn't know Munsch. That book's pretty decent- my daughter wanted a ponytail right on the top of her head after that on. He's not bad but he repeats the same formula in almost every book.