Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Book signings and Nonsense

So I went to Powell's* last night with T (hi T!) to attend a book signing by Elizabeth Kostova, the new author who wrote 'The Historian'. Folks, this is her FIRST. EVER. BOOK. It shot to number two on the New York Times Bestseller's list only three weeks after publication. And has been translated for 20 different countries already. HOLY SCHNICKETY!

But anyway, so T and I stalked her** and now have autographed first copies!!! (woot :)) Book looks great - she read a bit from the first chapter - and I will tell you how it is once I finish. (If you've already read the book .... "la la la, la la la ... I'm not listening!" ... make sure not to ruin it for the rest of us ... like some of those bastards were trying to do at the book signing!)

Here's a little info on it if'n you're interested.

The Historian

But so anyway, while waiting to pay, I'm browsing titles of books Powell's has near the checkout counter. This one caught my eye:

Does anyone else see a problem with this? It's a book on how to read a book. Hmmmmmm. Is it just me or should this have perhaps been released on cd or tape instead?? Just sayin'.

*for those of you who aren't local to Portland, Powell's is the best book store EVER. Really! Even Elizabeth was saying how excited she was to be signing there. (I know, I know ... blah, blah, blah ... of course she's going to say that to suck up to us locals ... but I'm telling you ... it truly is the best bookstore ever. It's HUGE and they sell used books right in amongst the new. It's awesome! (I believe you, Elizabeth!!!))

** See? I'm an equal opportunity stalker (EOS). I just don't stalk the young pretties. (errr, uhh .. sorry Elizabeth) (ya'll know what I mean)


Anonymous said...

How to read *a book* is actually a great book. I highly recommend it for any college student who has a lit class. Perhaps it should be called how to read a book more better. I was amazed after I completed college this book and something else by Kaplan gave me huge tips on how to pay attention to what the author is saying. See you've already tuned me out. Heres your book.


Kat said... Thanks, B.

Dang, maybe I should have read that book then. Cuz all I gleaned from your comment was "how to read *a book* is actually a great book. I highly recommend it for any college student ... blah, blah, blah, blah, blah ... B"

snicker ;)