I mean it this time!
Recap TOMORROW. I was in such a funk today because of the book I read. I couldn’t get out of it for a long time. SO DEPRESSING. SO GOOD. But it really sapped my energy for hours.
Now that I DO have energy in me, I’ma direct it toward NaNo because that needs more time than anything else right now, which means it’s meme for you.
Day 17 – Favorite story or collection of stories (short stories, novellas, novelettes, etc.)
The Stories of Ray Bradbury. That man is a freakin’ genius. (Second place: Sherlock Holmes. SO FUN.)
Day 18 – Favorite beginning scene in a book
Like, first page kind of scene? I don’t wanna cheat and talk prologue, because those can be crap ways to get people into action that doesn’t show up for hundreds of pages later (MEYER). I think I might have to go with Matthew picking up Anne of Green Gables. The PAGES she could talk, and yet…you like her. You can’t help it.
Day 19 – Favorite book cover (bonus points for posting an image!)
Props to Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer for their first two hardcovers, Don’t Look Down and Agnes & The Hitman. They are sneaky. The first one is the most clever, but the second is so pretty: Under the very girly dust cover of DLD is a camo book cover with little gators that you don’t even notice at first; with Agnes, you have gunshots and when you take off the dust cover, a tablecloth. But also with Agnes you have the picture of Agnes herself, which once gave my ex-boyfriend a minor heart attack because he thought it was me for a second.
I love the cover of DLD so much that I had my friend Teresa make a purse of it. It will be here soon, but she posted some cool pictures of the process. Here’s one:
Also, where are my bonus points?
You got a picture and everything, so I figure I can cut out a little early and get to my NaNo-ing. Props to Psych for cheering me up. Any show that’s snarky, funny, occasionally surprising, and has “Alex Chilton” playing in the background gets a big thumbs-up from me.