Monday, August 04, 2008

Accomplishments and Book News


So this weekend was very productive for us. Here's the short version of what we did.
  • washed my car and Yvonne's van
  • vacuumed my car Yvonne's van
  • vacuumed most of the house (just didn't get to the living room/toy room)
  • dusted our bedroom and William's room
  • cleaned our bathroom
  • watched Stargate SG1: Continuum
  • watched Monk
  • watched Psyche (last week's episode was waaay better, but I'm never disappointed with this show)
  • finished The Cipher
  • started The Tower of Shadows (Elizabeth picked this book because it had "horses on the front")
  • I got new shoes and William got new clothes
  • I got a new pillow (feather and it's awesome)
  • there's more but I forgot it all!

Books arriving in September:
  • Dark Curse by Christine Feehan (Berkley, $24.95). 250,000 copies
  • Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland by Jon Scieszka, illus. by Mary Blair (Disney, $16.99). 100,000 copies.
  • Gingerbread Friends by Jan Brett (Putnam, $17.99). 300,000 copies
  • The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory (Touchstone, $25.95). 300,000 copies.
  • Paul of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson (Tor, $27.95). 250,000 copies.
  • Star Wars: Order 66 by Karen Traviss (Del Rey, $27). 150,000 copies.
  • The Forever War by Dexter Filkins (Knopf, $25). 150,000 copies.
  • Brisingr by Christopher Paolini (Knopf, $27.50). 2.5 million copies.
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Special Anniversary Edition by J.K. Rowling, illus. by Mary GrandPr√© (Scholastic/Levine, $30). 180,000 copies.
  • Tsar by Ted Bell (Atria, $26.95). 175,000 copies.
  • Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech (HarperCollins/Cotler, $15.99). 125,000 copies.
  • Planet Google: How One Company's All-Encompassing Vision Is Transforming Our Lives by Randall Stross (Free Press, $26). 100,000 copies.
  • If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff, illus. by Felicia Bond (HarperCollins/Geringer, $16.99). 1 million copies.
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Dave McKean (HarperCollins, $17.99). 250,000 copies.
  • Jon Scieszka's Trucktown: Snow Trucking! by Jon Scieszka, illus. by David Gordon, Loren Long and David Shannon (S&S/Aladdin, $3.99 paper). 100,000 copies.

So there's a nice long list for you to look at.

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