Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Christmas Shopping and Book Store Run

Hubby and I were running errands today and thought why not do a little Christmas shopping. Well, we did manage to get a few things that we remembered our son asking for - mainly he wanted this great big honking Nerf gun that shoots nerf darts. LOL Needless to say, that came home with us and is now safely hidden from prying eyes along with a few Wii games.

The daughter wants a lap top and as much as I hate buying a Christmas present with one of the kids along - she's gonna have to pick that thing out. I have no idea about lap tops and what she'll need for college next there goes the surprise, but I'd rather get one she likes with all the things she needs than try to pick it out myself and get the wrong thing.

So we leave the computer store and what is just a few doors down - the book store. LOL I say to Hubby, let's run in the book store. Hubby visibly girds his loins (or maybe he just had an itch) and in the book store we go.

Honestly I just wanted to see if they had any new releases...I had no intentions of buying a book. (Well, you got me. Who can go in the book store and come out empty handed?)

So I found one and it was the 2nd in the series - so I moved on to see if they had the 1st and lo and behold - they did. Well needless to say, I grabbed them both and met Hubby in the travel section where he was drooling over Micky and Minnie and the little black book of Disney secrets.

Without further ado, these are the books I purchased today and if anyone has read the first one I'd love to know what you think about it. :)

Book Blurb:

After being laid off from her job as Half Moon Hollow's children's librarian, Jane drowns her sorrows in Electric Lemonade and Mudslides using her severance package (a $25 Shenanigans gift certificate). Atthe bar she's kept company by a magnetically attractive (if a bit pale) stranger, Gabriel Nightingale - who follows her out and takes matters into his own hands when Jane's car breaks down and she's mistaken for a deer by a drunk with a rifle as she's headed home in the dark, on foot. If Gabriel doesn't turn Jane, she'll be, as the saying goes, dying young and leaving a pretty corpse. Being undead, though, is just the beginning of Jane's problems. She's still unemployed, has "family issues," a best friend who finds love with a werewolf (werewolves and vampires don't mix well); she's also being framed for murder, stalked by a former crush, and romanced by her moody sire. What's an undead girl to do?

Book Blurb:

Once a devoted children's librarian, Jane Jameson now works at a rundown occult bookstore. Once a regular gal, she's now a vampire. And instead of a bride, she's an eternal bridesmaid -- which leads her to question where exactly her relationship with her irresistibly sexy sire, Gabriel, is headed. Mercurial, enigmatic, apparently commitment-phobic vampires are nothing if not hard to read. While Jane is trying to master undead dating, she is also donning the ugliest bridesmaid's dress in history at her best friend Zeb's Titanic-themed wedding. Between a freaked-out groom-to-be, his hostile werewolf in-laws, and Zeb's mother, hell-bent on seeing Jane walk the aisle with Zeb, Jane's got the feeling she's just rearranging the proverbial deck chairs.

Meanwhile, Half Moon Hollow's own Black Widow, Jane's Grandma Ruthie, has met her match in her latest fiancé. He smells like bad cheese and has a suspicious history of dead spouses. But Jane's biting her tongue. After all, would a nice girl really think she has a future with a vampire?



Anna said...

Ahh, I haven't even thought about Christmas shopping. But I'm gonna have to soon, I hate doing it late.

Good book choices. I'm going to check out Walmart for books tomorrow, but I'm not gonna hold my breath.


The_Book_Queen said...

AHH-- Don't even mention Christmas yet! LOL. I keep saying that "Next year I'll start shopping early, a bit at a time" and somehow it never happens... ;) But I am glad that you managed to get some of your shopping done! :D

And you are right-- I think it is literally IMPOSSIBLE for someone in their right mind to leave a bookstore empty handed. I know I can't do it-- and I've tried a few times, but only met with disasterous results. LOL.

I've never heard of either one of those books, but thanks to you little shopping spree, they're going on my list! :D


Patti said...

Christmas shopping? *not listening, la-la-la*

Loved NGDHF! Very snarky and funny - the way she was turned is hysterical! Waiting on book 2, was supposed to be released yesterday but my local borders doesn't have it yet. :(

Lea said...

No, can't think about Christmas, Michelle!

But man you got some great book choices there.

You enjoy.. :)


Blodeuedd said...

Xmas shopping, nooo, I sure don't wanna think of 6 months of darkness, snow and cold yet. Though I do enjoy the pressies and warm sunny winterdays.

Great shopping, those books looks so fun

Michelle G said...

Who said Christmas shopping? *Ducks head* Not me. LOL

Thanks for stopping by ladies. :)

Have a wonderful evening.


Cecile said...

Oh gosh... Christmas shopping already... Nooo... Not listening... But I am very happy that you some items crossed off your list... I have two birthday's before Christmas even gets here... Mine and my daughters!
Not listening... I keep saying that I will do it all year long, that way I can portion what I spend... yea, okay, who am I kidding!!!

Great choices on those books! I have book in my TBR pile... and I saw book 2 at my store this past weekend, but it was the cowboys that won to come home with me!!!
I hope you had a great day and a wonderful tomorrow!

SciFiGuy said...

I read the first one and it was a hoot - very funny. Xmas=snow up here. Noooo! Too early to think about.

VampFanGirl said...

Ahhhh! Wasn't it just Christmas a few months ago?? Ugh, I'm not even going to think about it! ;)

I'm lovin' these covers. They're cute and sassy.

;) VFG

Donna (Fantasy Dreamer) said...

Your so good doing your Christmas shopping now. I'm always behind on it.

I haven't read these books, but I read several favorable reviews on them. Look forward to what your think on them.

Charlotte Welcher said...

nice post and thanks for sharing...

Merry Christmas

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