Monday, April 07, 2008

email exchange with my assistant this morning

YT: Sorry, Jess. I wanted to give you a heads up that I've had another one of my little one-click episodes on Amazon. So when the packages start coming in please just call me and I'll take care of them. Don't even bother unwrapping or anything--just leave them on the floor.

Jess: You are out of control. I might have to stage an intervention.

YT: Haha. Editor rehab? They cut off your bun and smash your glasses. And you are absolutely totally and completely cut off from coffee.

Jess: I'm putting together a series pitch. Hollywood won't be able to resist.

[C.f. my Friday post--went into BNN to buy THE BOOK THEIF on your horrible, awful recommendations. Came out with FIVE BOOKS. FIVE. This on top of the three I bought earlier last week that I still have to get through. And not even taking into account my magical Amazon one-click problem.]

[I know I probably need a new thread of conversation. My addiction memoir is probably getting pretty boring in a marketplace already saturated with riveting addiction memoirs. I'll have something good for you tomorrow. After I've finished this one book.]

19 comments:

Merry Monteleone said...

The first thing they tell addicts is to stay away from users... not much chance of a recovery considering your career choice, huh?

Brian said...

You haven't read BOOK THIEF yet?

That makes me sad.

Mary said...

I ended up with six ordered from Anazon after that thread, including Book Thief.

angelle said...

are you proud of me? i went into a barnes this weekend and didn't come out with ANYTHING for myself. i did make a purchase for my sister (her own copy of ender's shadow bc she can't find it in china) and one for a friend (stephen king's dark tower I, which i have every intention of borrowing once he's through). but nothing for me! it's just as well as the running list of books i need to get through KEEPS GOING UP. i don't even want to try to count.

angelle said...

p.s. theres a new michael chabon collection of essays published by mcsweeney's out that i did page through - and almost got for you (but wasn't sure you'd want a book of his essays). the cover is so very pretty.

Charles Gramlich said...

What will you call it: A million little pages?

Precie said...

So...it would seem that you owe us Wonder Bread sandwiches. ;)

(I haven't made much progress into THE BOOK THIEF yet, but I'm loving what I've read so far! I also started A.S. Byatt's POSESSION today.)

Aerin said...

*hands in my ears* nahnahnah I'm not listening....

I haven't read Book Thief nor purchased a book in....at least a month. You HAVE to quite tempting me, dammit!

pacatrue said...

I have a sneaking suspicion that this memoir is only a 'memoir'. In truth, our Editorial Ass has only read one copy of Cosmo at the dentist's about 2 months ago.

jalexissmith said...

what do you do with all of these books when you are finished with them?

moonrat said...

you sniffed me out, paca. which should answer your question, lex. they're all imaginary.

Lisa McMann said...

I think you will enjoy The Book Thief. Totally worthy.

Lisa

angelle said...

tell me how book thief is. perhaps i'll read after u.

ChristineEldin said...

I already have a stack of books at home that I bought when I joined that hideous enabler called The Book Book.

Which reminds me to post some stuff and catch up.

Which will probably send me back to the book store.

Ello said...

Did you read Lottery yet? You know PatWood's Lottery that was nominated for the Orange prize? I can lend you my copy if you want to save you from your addiction. It is really good and a fast read.

ObiDonWan said...

There is a good alternative to buying/owning too many books. It's the Public Library.

Precie said...

Yes, public libraries are wonderful things...and I support mine as much as possible...BUT that means other people have read, touched, breathed on, heaven-knows-what-they've-done-with those books. ;)

Merry Monteleone said...

That's nothing, Precie... I take out an awful lot of children's fiction - can you imagine what they've touched before rifling through their library books...

Precie said...

Merry, sweetie, you're not easing my neurotic tendencies one bit. Ick.