About a month or so ago I came across the website of Lisa Roe, an Online Publicist who is on a mission to connect books with readers. If you go to her website and see a book that interests you then you fill out the form and if its still available then she’ll send you the book. Although it can’t be that easy can it? Well, if you think that, then you are wrong because after much deliberation I signed up for one of the books and it came in today’s mail. I am the proud new owner of Admit One: A Journey Into Film by Emmet James. But a free book in the mail isn’t the best part. The best part is that the book was sent to me by the author who signed the book. I am really looking forward to reading this book and I think that it will take one of the coveted spots in my luggage for my upcoming trip to Aruba.
But Admit One isn’t the only book that the mail man brought to me today. My dear friends at Amazon and the wonderful postman worked together and brought me Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr, I Am the Messenger by Markus Zasuk, Fablehaven by Brandon Mull, and Native Land by Nadja Tesich. So many pretty shiny new books I don’t know where to start. I want to bring them all with me on vacation too but can I forsake the books that are already living on my shelf and waiting for me to read them?
And dare I mention my trip into Barnes and Noble yesterday? A trip that wasn’t planned. All that I had planned was lunch with a friend. Just lunch. How was I to know she’d suggest going into B&N? I was ok though. I could resist the powers of the books. After all I’ve had two orders from Amazon and two lucrative trips to Borders. Yeah. Who was I fooling….going into B&N was like sending a drug addict into a crack house and expecting him to ‘Just Say No.’ I can’t blame my friend though. I am weak. Especially when faced with a Buy 2, Get 1 Free sign. That book buying binge yielded me the following: First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (P.S.) by Loung Ung, Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson, Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe (P.S.) by Simon Singh, The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million by Daniel Mendelsohn, and from the bargain table Purity of Blood by Arturo Perez-Reverte.
Have I mentioned lately that I am a book addict?
In other news I learned that I got the apartment that I applied for. Which is good news. But it has me totally freaking out because the move in date is June 1st. Which is a good month away. Plenty of time to pack right? But its not. I am away all next week. This leaves only 2 weeks from when I return. 2 weeks! I’m not sure its possible. In fact I should probably be starting to sort through all my things now but I’m not. I don’t even know where to begin. Hence the freak out. So tonight I am allowing myself to panic. Tomorrow I’ll get down to business.