Wednesday, December 30, 2009

christmas for a book nerd.

i love books. always have. i spent more time in elementary school in the library than i did in class...because i'd finish my work, then skip off to get things to read.

this is one of FOUR books i took on my honeymoon...between the crazy long flights and the crazy long layovers...this girl needed something to read.

i won't even lie....THIS BOOK IS INCREDIBLE. i loved every single page of the 500+. it's the story of a fictional teacher and his wife who worked at columbine high school...and the aftermath of the attacks there. SO. GOOD. even the husband read it and loved it...and he's a home improvement book kinda guy.

so he got me this one for christmas. i haven't started it yet...but if it's wally lamb, i know i'll love it.

then, i had 2 barnes and noble gift cards from last year...and the year before. call me a slacker...but i always have a hard time spending them even though i love getting them....because i don;t buy just any book. i love cheesy girl books...but i read them in 2 days, so it's a waste to buy them. but when i find an author i LOVE, i shell out.
john irving can do no wrong in my book. i first read A Prayer for Owen Meany in high school...10th grade AP composition. if you've seen the movie Simon Burch, you know the general story....but not nearly as awesome. our teacher told us it was a "bastardazation" of the book.
i've read a lot of his stuff, so when his new book came out last month, i knew i had to have it. i asked for it for christmas....but ended up buying it instead.

and then there's jasper fforde. i discovered him when i bought his first book, The Eyre Affair, for super cheap before my spring break sernior year in college.
digest that for a sec....I BOUGHT A BOOK FOR SPRING BREAK.'s about this detective, Thursday Next, who's searching for a criminal stealing characters from books and holding them for ransom. it turned into a 5-part series, and i am OBSESSED. it's the perfect thing for book nerds....cuz it's all about book jokes.

this is his newest book...that was supposed to come out IN JULY. i was all excited, because i went on amazon that day to order it...and it said the release date was moved to december 29th. FML. i was so mad.
but now this and the irving novel should be on my doorstep when i get home....nothing like ringing in the new year with brand new books!
plus, BOTH only cost me $5. bless you gift cards, and gift card givers.
what are your favorite authors? ever read any of these?

1 comment:

Sonya said...

I'm going to check out some of your suggestions! I love your story about reading when you were in school!