Friday, July 17, 2015

Fabulous Friday Finds 7.17.15


So the other day I placed my first order with Better World Books and this is the Fabulous Email I received when my order shipped...

Hello Colleen,

     (Your book(s) asked to write you a personal note - it seemed unusual, but who are we to say no?)
     Holy canasta! It's me...it's me! I can't believe it is actually me! You could have picked any of over 2 million books but you picked me! I've got to get packed! How is the weather where you live? Will I need a dust jacket? I can't believe I'm leaving Mishawaka, Indiana already - the friendly people, the hummer plant, the linebacker lounge - so many memories. I don't have much time to say goodbye to everyone, but it's time to see the world!
     I can't wait to meet you! You sound like such a well read person. Although, I have to say, it sure has taken you a while! I don't mean to sound ungrateful, but how would you like to spend five months sandwiched between Jane Eyre (drama queen) and Fundamentals of Thermodynamics (pyromaniac) ? At least Jane was an upgrade from that stupid book on brewing beer. How many times did the ol' brewmaster have one too many and topple off our shelf at 2am?
     I know the trip to meet you will be long and fraught with peril, but after the close calls I've had, I'm ready for anything (besides, some of my best friends are suspense novels). Just five months ago, I thought I was a goner. My owner was moving and couldn't take me with her. I was sure I was landfill bait until I ended up in a Better World Books book drive bin. Thanks to your socially conscious book shopping, I've found a new home. Even better, your book buying dollars are helping kids read from Brazil to Botswana.
     But hey, enough about me, I've been asked to brief you on a few things:
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     It goes on to confirm my address and list the books I ordered but I thought, Wow, what a great and fun way to confirm delivery and I wanted to share :)


Monday, July 6, 2015

Eye Candy with The Wolves of Mercy Falls

     Maggie Striefvater not only rocked the wolf scene with her series The Wolves of Mercy Falls it is continued with the Scholastic Press hardcover editions. 


     Before we explore the inside lets take a second and sneak a peek under the dust covers. Each hardcover is designed with a picture layered in three shades of a color and that color theme follows us in on the spine with the title, author and publishing company pressed in silver foil and a leaf (different for each book) embossed into the cover. 


 


     Now I think we're ready to dive into the pages of Striefvater's trilogy, you will not be disappointed. As with the covers, each book being represented by a color, why stop on the outside??? Once you open the pages you are hit with colored text the same as the cover. Blue/Shiver, Green/Linger, Red/Forever. 


 I'd like to give a round of applause and say well done to all involved.