Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thursday Thoughts... And A Giveaway!

Thoughts lately:

1) I've been working in a library - A LOT - as one of our buildings was closed for budget cuts and we've had to bust down one library, then re-integrate that collection into two other building libraries. I've been getting a little punchy and making call number jokes to myself as I inventory this week. For those of you not into call number humor, it's the tag on the side with the F (for fiction) and the first three letters of the author's last name. So, for example I got giggly the other day when I had picked up an F HER.

2) So it seems we may all be wiped out by a solar flare sometime in the near future. You probably know I'm pretty well set when it comes to survival techniques, but... I would really, really miss my internet. Much more than I want to admit to you right now.

3) In fact, I never wanted to be one of "those people," but today I realized I was continuing to text while my hairdresser was leaning me back into the sink to wash my hair. And I was like, "Oh no I did. I'm HER."

What am I giving away today? Oh... just an ARC of THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN by Holly Black.

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Lisa Vazquezanzua said...

I cannot wait to read this book!! YAY!! Thank you so much for having this awesome giveaway!!!

Holly Bryan said...

SO EXCITED for this book!! I just read DOLL BONES in about 4 hours the past two days and it was so good.

Since I always enter the giveaways on Wednesdays and Thursdays (well, "always" for the past 2-3 weeks, anyway) I wanted to actually leave a comment this time and say THANKS! :D Even though I haven't won (YET--hint, hint), I always so enjoy coming to see what you've written. You ALWAYS make me laugh - without fail. (I have to say, and I hope it doesn't make me sound cruel (cough), last night I finally had a minute to read the post about how you STABBED YOUR EYEBALL and, forgive me Mindy, but I. Laughed. So. Hard. Like to the point I almost cried. You have such a way with words -- I mean, you can make something as hellish as STABBING YOUR EYEBALL sound hilarious!!!)

I worked in a library for all four years of college and then for another 3-4 months before starting law school and I swear I would DREAM about the Dewey Decimal numbers!! (Yes, it was Dewey Decimal system -- because it was a business school library and, well, I'm OLD.) I actually only started using my local library again about a year, year and a half ago (although I grew up basically living in the library, apparently when I was working and making money I felt like I needed to BUY every book I saw) -- anyway, just started visiting the library again and I was truly lost the first time I tried to find anything. I saw books listed in the catalog like "YAF McGINNIS, M" and was like, huh?! Where are my call numbers?! I mean, it's "call *numbers*" for a reason, people, because there's supposed to be NUMBERS!! When did they decide to just make it so EASY to find a book?! ;)

Ahh, anyway.... I just wanted to let you know I love visiting your blog and seeing what witty thing you've written for the day! Based on early reviews I've read of NaDtD, I have a feeling I'm going to be pretty shocked by how different THAT writing is from the "all fun, all the time" writing here on your blog :)

Wilhelmina Von Drake said...

I totally know what you're talking about with the call numbers! I find the most inappropriate but funny names on the romance novels when I'm shelving. One was so bad I can't even repeat it on the internet. Thanks for doing this giveaway! I hope your eye feels better!

Mindy McGinnis said...

Lisa - I finished COLDTOWN last night... stayed up WAY LATE!!

Holly - No doubt! Yeah, the blog is for the funny. The book has moments of dry humor, but... no, it's not a funny book!

Wilhelmina - Romance novels. Oh don't get me started. I get giggly. Real giggly. Punch drunk.

Wilhelmina Von Drake said...


I start snorting, and the old perfumy ladies look at me like I'm crazy. Also, have you ever read the author info at at the backs of the erotica? Super weird....

Mindy McGinnis said...

Wil - NO - that's kind of hilarious though... I'm going to have to check that out. I'm guessing none of them say they live with their husband of 15 years and 2 cocker spaniels?

Paula Stewart said...

I received my book and am looking forward to reading it. Thank you very much.