Monday, July 27, 2009
A Literary Vent
Grrrrr... I hate it when you are alongside someone starting their literary career. When you read their first novel, like, say... Good In Bed by Jennifer Weiner. And you fall in love. And you await the release of each book thereafter... and you eat up those paperbacks... you connect with each character she presents. Your life seems to line up with what she's writing. You find that the events in her life that are impacting her writing align with your own and you feel more connected... Little Earthquakes is one of my all time, hands down favorite books. Anytime anyone asks for a book recommendation, that is top of my list. Jennifer Weiner captures motherhood in a way I'd never read before. Good In Bed introduced me to characters that I understood... Cannie was someone that I would either be very good friends or with or just be. Cannie's story continued with In Her Shoes (which was made into a movie- that I admit to not seeing). And again with Certain Girls. And you get to the point that you start watching for the release date of the next book... I've been eagerly awaiting the release of her newest book- Best Friends Forever. I was all set to buy it on the day it was released. I've become a fan of Jennifer Weiner on Facebook. I read her blog. I'm only minorly obsessed, really. Can I tell you how pissed I am that this book is being released as hardcover only until May 2010??? I've been loyally buying up paperbacks, supporting this author... and now I either get the book from the library or wait until the paperback comes out. Because I won't pay $18 for the book. And it isn't even just about the money. Because I have a gift card from being a Smartypants. But since every other J. Weiner book on my shelf is paperback, it would be stupid to go hard cover at this point. And hard cover doesn't fit nicely in my purse or easily transport to various playgrounds and waiting rooms and lunch tables and workout machines... Grrrr...