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So, I woke up this morning with no idea the news that was waiting for me! I checked my email and low and behold I found out that I won a book!!! A signed copy from the author no less! I think I jumped around and couldn't stop grinning for an hour or so. Ha! I have seen lots of blogs do a give away, but had never tried for one before. Since I now have a blog, I saw the opportunity yesterday and thought, "why not?". AND I WON! How amazing is that?!!
I'm sure any and all bloggers who've been around a while will laugh at me. Such a simple little thing. But for this gal, who's hardly ever won anything, it's amazing news! As you can tell by the exclamation points , I'm thrilled to bits!!!!!!! :)
Now, I'm sure you've all been waiting with bated breath to see what this book looks like, right? Here it is:
|Weird Things Customers Say In Bookstores|
Isn't it cute? I think it will make my bookshelf look much cooler than it does now. :)
I just want to send a shout out to Jen Campbell: This is not the six word novel. She is a poet and writer living in London, and she has such fun posts about writing. I stumbled across her blog around a year ago or so. I got interested because she had these posts about "Weird things customers say in bookshops", and they were hilarious. I think I spent one whole evening reading all of them and laughing my head off. Well, this book is a compilation of all those, plus a few extra. It was just released here in the states this past week, so if you get a chance to read it, do! I'm positive you'll be laughing soon.
I'll end with some quotes. (To see more click over here.)
Customer: I read a book in the eighties. I don't remember the author, or the title. But it was green, and it made me laugh. Do you know which one I mean?
Customer: Excuse me, do you have any signed copies of Shakespeare plays?
Me: Er... do you mean signed by the people who performed the play?
Customer: No, I mean signed by William Shakespeare.