- Fizzy Thoughts: Crap. And a giveaway.

Crap. And a giveaway.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Lately, this book has been stalking me:

It accosted me in the bookstore. A couple of times. Not wanting to be rude, I read the back cover. A couple of times. I even thought it sounded interesting. So I mooched it.

Then last weekend when I was dusting, I found it tucked away on a shelf. (This is the "crap" part of the story, because that's what I said.) Evidently, I bought it a few years ago and then forgot about it. And really, I do dust on a regular basis...I just don't always pay attention to what I'm dusting. I guess there's a lesson in there.

Meanwhile, the BookMooch copy arrived in the mail. And tonight, it seemed like the book to start. Except after two pages, I had a feeling of deja vu. I read a couple more pages, and the feeling persisted. I skipped to the middle and skimmed a few pages. Then I read the end just to be sure. Dammit, I've already read the book. Why do I have two copies of a book I've read??? Why did I read the back cover multiple times in the last few months and not remember I've already read the book??? Why, why, why???

So, the one copy is going back on BookMooch, and the other copy is fair game. Are you interested? If so, leave me a comment and I'll pick a winner on Monday morning. Just make sure you don't already have a copy, because this is a sneaky book.

**It's over, people...comments are closed.

28 comment(s):

bethany said...

sure, why not!? I am sure I haven't read it.

see, this itself was a super funny post. Thanks for the laughs!

ourpartyof4 said...

comment! ;-)

cpullum said...

I would love to read that book!! I am spending my summer reading and looking for good books to read. This looks good!
cpullum@yahoo.com

bleeding espresso said...

OK so it wasn't memorable for you, but it was still good right? I hadn't heard of Bookmooch...thanks for the tip!

I'd love the free copy, btw, and I'd even give you a stateside mailing address if you like ;)

janetfaye said...

How To Be Lost sounds interesting.

I would love to read it.

Pat said...

What a great giveaway! A book about getting lost and the book gets lost.
I haven't read the book, but it sounds like a very good book.
I'm interested and thanks for having the giveaway.

Jackie said...

A book is always a great prize and really good if you haven't read it :).I haven't yet but like you I do manage to sometimes buy a book and then realize that I've already read it.Have a super day!

kamewh said...

I just read the book info on Powell's and this sounds like a great book! Thank you for the giveaway!

Margay said...

Looks interesting, count me in.

NM Lady said...

I looked up a review of the book and it looks like something I'd like to read. Thanks for offering it.

MK41Win at yahoo dot com

Messy Karen said...

i wanted this book. but at the time i ended up buying Me & Emma and Ship Sooner. (also small books about a young girl). would love to read this one too.

Rebecca Graham said...

Sounds like a good book! Thanks for your giveaway.

thekoolaidmom said...

ROFLMAO.... been there done that, a couple of times. In fact that's the very thing that made me decide to join Fyflybooks in a TBR challenge. No new books until I've read the ones I've got.


still laughing...

nano said...

I am glad to hear that I am not the only one that has 'crap' moments. LOL I would love to read "How to be Lost". Thanks for sharing.

bookworm said...

I'm in, thanks for the contest!

herblady said...

Hey, I do stuff like that all the time! I know that I haven't read this one and I would love to. It sounds like my kind of book.

Anne said...

Er, I can't laugh too hard because that same thing happened to me...twice. I'm pretty sure I don't have this particular book though! :o)

I hadn't heard of bookmooch either, good to know.

Dar said...

Your post is hilarious-I especially like the part of the book stalking you. LOL. The book sounds great. I'd love to be part of the draw if it's open to Canadians. Thanks for the laugh today.

Anonymous said...

I would like to say I like the fact that you are having a sweeps.

kamccoy said...

Now that I am no longer in school and can read something besides a textbook, this looks like a book I would like to read!

ya ya's mom said...

oh this looks like a good book! pick me pick me pick me!! and then go enter my pay it forward giveaway!!!

dolls123 said...

Must be a good book if you started to read it a 2nd time.

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

Anonymous said...

Yesterday I brought home from the library a book I had returned the week before. Hate that!.
It was a crappy book.
I need your book.

flamingopi said...

I need a good book to read for a train trip from IL to VA in October! This one could just do it for me!!

flamingopi said...

I need a good book to read on a train trip from IL to VA in October. This looks like this could solve my problem!!

Jacqueline in Atlanta said...

Well, is it going to make me swear every time I pick it up?

Send it over here and I'll see what I think. Maybe, since you forgot it, they just needed more memorable cover art, ya think?

Thanks for the giveaway.

invisible neighbor again said...

I'm always looking for a good read.

Anonymous said...

This looks like an off beat interesting book. The type that I love to read!

In a real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read. It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish. ~S.I. Hayakawa

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
~St. Augustine

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
~Mark Twain

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