Tuesday, April 2, 2013

B is for...

Books, bitches!


After an evening walk with the hub, I sat down at my computer to think about what I was going to blog about for B in today's A to Z challenge.  Naturally, I logged onto Facebook first because I love to procrastinate.  So, the first thing I see on my feed is a post by my sister-in-law.  She just got back from a trip to Portland and she got to shop at Powell's bookstore.  I've never been there, but I hear it's amazing and the store takes up a whole city block.  She bought several new books with real paper and there they are up there.  One of them is for me.  Can you guess which one it is?  First person to guess correctly will get to choose my topic for "D."  And no, it can't be death.

I love books. I've been sort of a non-fiction fanatic for the past several years, but recently I went totally crazy and read the first Harry Potter book.  I know, I know.  I'm a little late to the JK Rowling is a goddess party.  Well, my son was reading it and loving it and I wanted to be able to talk about it with him.  Now I'm like a totally pushy parent telling him to hurry up and finish the dang second book so I can read it too.  Like his mom, he's easily distracted and he has three books that he's reading at the same time.  What can I say?  It was the Scholastic book fair at his school last week and you can't just buy one!  

So, speaking of books, I'm going to see a somewhat famous writer tonight. And I'll have this person sign my dog-eared book that's about writing and I've had it for ages.  If you can guess who this writer is, I'll let you choose my "G" topic.  Here's a hint.  The title of the book would totally work for today's blog post.


This is totally random, but did you know that April is National Poetry Month?

Okay, my fellow blogging peeps, write on!

23 comments:

  1. Okay, great B topics - I find Books and Bitches equally intriguing.

    Regarding the book you received it was the one by Cheryl Strayed.
    I'm at a loss re the author you will see this evening, but I do hope you have fun at the book signing.

    Jenny @ PEARSON REPORT

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    1. There are two books by Strayed:)

      I will have fun at the book signing. I love hearing writers read their work.
      Thanks for commenting!

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  2. Ah, Jenny, but Pamela received TWO by Cheryl Strayed.....I have both of them and have also read The Happiness Project..... don't know the other ones so I'm hoping it's one of those anf you are going to write about it....
    Wild goes down as one of my Best Books Ever.

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    1. Actually, I only got one of those books and I definitely want to borrow another one. Are you going to guess?

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  3. Hello, my friend... I have been a lifelong reader (80 years old next month) and I must read every day without fail. I've enjoyed reading your post. Come visit me sometime. :) Best regards to you, and hope you enjoy the book signing tonight. Ruby

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    1. Hi Ruby!
      Thanks for stopping by. I'll stop by later today.
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  4. I love books, too. However, I've managed to give a lot of them away over the past few years. They do take up a lot of space that I don't have.
    Happy blogging, Pam!

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    1. Yeah, I have given away a ton of books, but I still have a full book shelf. At our local library, they sell books for .50 and you can't beat that price.
      Happy blogging to you too!

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  5. Do you read book over and over again? I have favorite ones I'll never part with. Some people think I'm nuts..then others I'll give away without a thought.

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    1. There are a few books that I've read several times, but usually I just read it once. That's why I get really upset if I love a book and it's about to end.

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  6. I love Powell's Books. It's awesome and my word today is Books too--but you can have death!

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    1. I'm taking a respite from death, but I'll be back in May.
      Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. I'm so curious about the writer you are seeing, I can't guess. Hope you have a fantastic time. And I'm kind of jealous of you with Harry Potter, I'd love to be digging into that series for the first time, such fun reads.

    Love the kitty pic, you can't go wrong with cats and books. :)

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    1. Yes, cats and books are two of my favorite things. I'm surprised that no one is guessing who the author is. I though it was too easy.

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  8. I am so far behind in my reading. Thanks for reminding me to try to catch up. Have fun at the book signing.

    Julie

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  9. Are you going to see Anne Lamott? I read some of her book about writing 'Bird by Bird' when I was studying for my degree and I guessed it would fit for 'B'. If you are - hope you have lots of fun. She seems like an amazing lady :0)

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    1. Yay! Hope you have a great time!
      My G is going to be for Guides (as in Girl Guides in my case, rather than guides on to how to do something) so how about 'G is for Guides' for you? I'd love to know what other recommendations you may have for writing guide books and similar.

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    2. Guides it is. Hmmmmm, but how will I interpret that...

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  10. I didn't discover books until I was 13 or 14. Now I live in them. And work in them since I'm finally a published author. Can't imagine a world without books.

    I'm a new follower via the A2Z.

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    1. Hi Nancy. Thanks for the follow, the comment and congrats on getting published!

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  11. Fond memories of Powells while visiting my brother in Portland. Sometimes you'd find copies of books signed by the author quietly shelved next to the unsigned copies...just one of its special little quirks!

    Some great titles up above - thanks for the recommendations.

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