Good morning! Happy Friday The 13th! 😯 I know right? I feel like I need to rent a spooky movie or something!
Today is my day off and it looks gloomy out there. The weather may sabotage my bike ride plan for the day… but that may mean that I will be inside reading instead which… makes me smile.
When asked the question… uh, Sheila… if you were sent to live on a deserted island for five years and you could only take along with you 5 books, what would those books be? While I would no doubt sweat this decision… I can guarantee you there would be at least one Harry Potter book in this mix.
SO…. that said…
yesterday Shelf Awareness revealed that J K Rowling (master mind of all that is Harry Potter) is releasing a new book called The Casual Vacancy. This books sounds as though it will have none of the magic that bought Harry a permanent residence in my heart, however… it is JK Rowling, and that makes me interested.
Publisher Little, Brown called the novel a “blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising” tale of what happens in the English village of Pagford after parish council member Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly. “Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war.”
according to Little Brown Publishing
I quickly popped on-line and pre-ordered this book that is due to release in late September. While currently the hard cover is sitting at a hefty $21, I believe it will go down in price before release.
My question is, do you pre-order books from favorite authors? Would you pre-order this one?
**I also need to announce the winner of the gift card for the Easter Egg Hunt that took place during the Monday What Are You Reading meme! Thank you to all who participated! I was really pleasantly surprised of how many of you went egg hunting. I had a lot of emails saying that you really enjoyed doing this… enough so, that I will probably do it again in the future. 😀
The criteria was that you had to 1) find 3 of the 4 hidden eggs and email me where they were AND 2) you had to comment on each of these blog posts that had the Easter Egg in order to qualify. (a couple of you forgot that part!). That said, using random.org, the winner of the $25 Amazon Gift Card is:
Lindsey from Literary Lindsey
Congratulations Lindsey!!! The gift card will be in your e mail yet this morning, please let me know here that you have received it. 😀
Also…. thank you to my wonderful Egg Hosts: Mari from Bookworm With A View, Lori from Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book, Kathy from Inside Of A Dog, and Reagan from Miss Remmer’s Reviews. You all ROCK in my book! 😛