Sunday, January 21, 2007

Nobody told me a new Amy Tan book was published! Though I rarely buy new fiction books, I snatched up a paperback copy off the rack at Target when I stumbled across Saving Fish from Drowning. This means I totally missed the hard to paper back transition period. How long has this book by one of my most favorite authors been out while I've been pining away for a mental escape under the snuggly covers of my bed for ancient Chinese secrets? I obviously haven't taken time to wander aimlessly through a bookstore as if time did not exist. Though I've been to Borders at least three times in the last few months, somehow I've managed to completely overlook Amy's art.

So, this is a cautionary tale for all you book worms out there. Once a person has children, there's no turning back the clock to entire weekends devoted exclusively to devouring a really good book. So far this particular weekend for me has been dedicated to two fabulous children's birthday parties. This is why I was in Target in the first place- Pooh Bear needed to choose pink and purple presents to bestow on lovely birthday girls.

And if anyone would be so kind as to let me know if and when Barbara Kingsolver releases her next book. I'd like hear about it before my six year old daughter graduates from college. I'm obviously out of the "great newly published book" loop.

Sigh. Yet another reason to consider myself as no longer hip.

7 comments:

Thicket Dweller said...

You'll appreciate this. I found TWO copies of The Bean Trees at the thrift store for .50 each. How about that?

truevyne said...

Thicket~! Unbelievable

tonia said...

*grin*

Girls after my own heart...

and oh how I MISS whole book weekends...someday? someday again?

Scott Lyons said...

Based on your gushing, I started reading The Poisonwood Bible.

Just one of the girls,
Scott

John said...

Sounds like you might want to start reading Publishers' Weekly -- what all collection development librarians turn to as soon as it arrives in the mail slot.

truevyne said...

Tonia, I think I'm years away. My daughter follows me around chatting, chatting, chatting.
Scott, so do you like it??
John, that sounds far too ambitious but a good plan for the mythical "extra time" I'll have one day.

Scott Lyons said...

So far I like the book. The woman's got a special way with words.