Book, Book, Cat, Book

Posted on 02 September 2010

I recently went on a somewhat impulsive Powell’s mini-binge — just a few books I’ve been meaning to read yet never seemed to get around to finding in the library or remembering to pick up when I’m in a bookstore. So here we go!

What I Was by Meg Rosoff
Circling the Drain by Amanda Davis
What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us by Laura van den Berg
Homicide Survivors Picnic by Lorraine M. Lopez
If You Follow Me by Malena Watrous

Last week, I attended James King’s reading for his novel Bill Warrington’s Last Chance, which won the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. His reading was full of family members who were so proud of him, which was touching. King told us that before this novel won the Amazon award, it was rejected by 54 agents. I always love a good rainbow-at-the-end-of-rejection story.

I’d also like to think that this right here is the best photo anyone has taken of his book. (That’s Cirrus, by the way, and yes, that is pretty much his standard expression.)

Finally, Tricia Springstubb’s What Happened on Fox Street came out! I picked it up while I was out at King’s reading and can’t wait to spend some time with it this weekend. This is the kind of book I loved when I was a kid, so I’m looking forward to it.

Tricia’s book launch was this week, but I sadly had to skip it due to a sudden and crippling back strain. (I seem to have recovered enough to take these ridiculous photos, so no worries.) I figure I can make up for my absence by posting a photo of her book with my librarian action figure.

That’s right. I have a librarian action figure. She comes with a tiny stack of books and her arm jerks up to make the “shhh” motion. And all is well in the world.

5 responses to Book, Book, Cat, Book

  • Aeriale says:

    First of all, I love your blog. It makes me smile (a lot).

    Second of all, I’m in the market for a librarian action figure. I’m desperate, in fact, for something so geekycool. Where in the world did you find her? :)

    • Thanks! A friend saw the action figure in nyc and bought it for me immediately. But I found a link. She’s based on a real person, you know. Ooh, and apparently there’s a deluxe version that comes with a book cart, computer, etc. But she’s wearing red…seems a little flashy if you ask me.

  • Tricia says:

    Aw Laura! I love the towering book and valiant librarian! She is based on Nancy Pearl, who wrote “Book Lust” and is a reading guru. You make it look as if Mo is balancing on top of the book stack, very cool. Hope you have fun on Fox Street.

  • KrisSquared says:

    Honestly couldn’t tell that was a female librarian until I looked closer and saw the skirt ;) Fantastic cat model btw. Thanks for linking up, you’re on my list as well.

  • BibliophileBytheSea says:

    That cat is adorable! (Well the books are cool too) LOL

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