Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Fun Facts

Audrey Niffenegger, author of the runaway best-seller The Time Traveler's Wife, received close to $5 million as an advance for her second novel, Her Fearful Symmetry. According to Writer's Digest, it's "a ghost story set in and around London's famed Highgate Cemetery...mirror-image twins inherit their aunt's flat and begin to question their identities, the bonds of sisterhood, and whether their aunt is really gone after all." But $5 million dollars. Wow.


The holidays will be here before we know it -- I should know by the fact that we had snow yesterday - on October 15th!! Yikes...I'm not ready!

But anyway, as those days of hot cocoa and carols fast approach, what are you going to buy the writers and readers in your life? Books? Bookstore gift cards? A cozy throw and slippers for curling up while reading that shiny new book? I think I'm adding an ebook reader to my list this year. Since my books all release in ebook prior to print, I'm thinking I should support the industry and actually own one. Plus I sort of like the idea of carrying around a bunch of books on an electronic device that can fit in my purse~


Marianne Arkins said...

I'm getting an eBook reader this year. I'm also getting one for my mom (who loves to read, but has VERY limited space for books). One for my DD is on the list for later as well... After playing with the ones LASR bought for our anniversary, I'm totally sold. I'm waiting for Sony to release their wireless one in December and will proably get that. Kindle looks cool and is cheaper, but I HATE that I can't get whatever format I want. Sony doesn't have DRM anymore.

What brand are you looking at?

Liz said...

Still holding out on the ereaders. But will cave soon.

Allie Boniface said...

Not sure about brands yet, M - guess I better start doing my research!!