The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Winner...and a Reason to Squeal

        First of all, it's been a tough week, work-wise, so I am behind in posting this...Jennifer Brown Banks, of Pen and Prosper, won the book of poetry Gemini/Scorpio/Capricorn by Shay Simmons, Kelli Simpson and Joy Ann Jones.
It is phenomenal poetry--you won't regret purchasing it. (Jennifer, send me your address and I'll put it in the mail sometime this week.)



             Also, one of my favorite authors, Khaled Hosseini, has a new book out this month. I've been holding my breath (I'm Smurf blue, baby), waiting not very patiently, until I can get my paws on a copy and devour it like a jackal tearing apart a zebra.

         I meandered around the internet and discovered he's doing a book tour and is coming to Chaminade, in St. Louis, on May 30. (The cost of a ticket includes a copy of his new book.)

          I'm sorry if my squealing is irritating to your ears. I can't help it. I can't.

15 comments:

  1. Congrats to Jennifer! I hope she will enjoy our book. :-)

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    1. Shay--I think she will. She checked out your blog and was wowed...

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  2. Will you scorn me if I tell you that while I've heard of The Kite Runner I never read it and would not have been able to tell you who wrote it? I'll put this author on my list now, though. If he's turned you blue, he must really be something. :)

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    1. Lisa--I would recommend his "A Thousand Splendid Suns" over "The Kite Runner" as "Suns" is a woman's story through and through.

      Me scorn you? Never. ;)

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  3. My son Genius loves that author. He was not aware of the new book, nor the book tour. He is passing the info on to his English teacher, who also raves about this author. You, Madam, are spreading the word of this new release two people at a time.

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    1. Val--Hosseini is worthy of the raving and the adoration.

      (I'm always glad to be of assistance. ;)

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  4. Yay! This is great news, Sioux. Thanks so much; I look forward to getting my hands on that copy. :-)

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    1. Jennifer--You will thoroughly enjoy it.

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    2. Again,

      Send it to:
      P.O BOX 436967
      CHICAGO, 60643

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  5. Lucky Jennifer! I just finished A Thousand Splendid Suns, and it certainly did not disappoint. Gracious, that man can tell a story that captures the heart and holds on till the very last line.

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    1. Tammy--Yes, it's a heart-wrenching tale, but certainly gives the reader an idea of what life is like in that part of the world.

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  6. I'll check my calendar and maybe I can go too! Congrats to Jennifer.

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    1. Lynn--I think you would enjoy it. I, of course, will have to wear a drool bucket, I'm such a drooling fan...

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  7. Oh, Sioux, your imagery--Smurf blue, jackal tearing apart a zebra--I don't know whether to be impressed or a little worried. :-)

    I liked KITE RUNNER quite a bit...I should probably get around to A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS. I'll jump on that like um...like Smurfette on a chocolate bar?

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  8. Cathy--If you liked "The Kite Runner," you would probably LOVE "A Thousand Splendid Suns."

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