Sunday, January 6, 2008

Wreck this Journal....

this is the a new book/journal/whatever from Keri Smith. I heard about it on someone's blog somewhere. I tried to track it down this morning to not only confirm the name of the book/journal/whatever but also to confirm how to spell Keri Smith's name. yes.....I know.....but sometimes I remember things wrong....mush them together.......mix them up. I couldn't find it. but if YOU are the person who wrote about this in your blog recently, kindly leave me a comment and I will be happy to edit this post and give you the credit you so handsomely deserve!

I received a gift card (actually 2 of them) to bookstores for Christmas. R mentioned that he needed to find a Shel Silverstein book so I decided we should go to the bookstore while running our errands today. I decided that I needed Keri's Wreck This Journal book. I kinda think I have been in a creative rut and am hoping this might kick me out of it......or atleast make me laugh while I am in this pit of creative despair. so off we went. R asked what book I was getting and I told him. he thought I was crazy.....but by the time we found said book/journal/whatever he wanted one too! but they only had one. as a funny side note, the cashier at the bookstore offered me a 10% discount on the book because the cover was bent a little. when I showed him the title and that this was the nicest the book would ever look EVER he got a confused look on his face and cleared out the discount! either no discount for crazy people or no discount for people who are going to ruin perfectly good books.....I'm not sure.

so obviously we bought their only copy......along with a library of Naruto books for R and the instigating copy of Where the Sidewalk Ends. on our way to the car I started thumbing through my brand new book to find kitty and puppy stickers on the cover page. never having purchased a book meant to be destroyed I thought perhaps this was Keri's way of making SURE that you weren't stressed about damaging a perfect book. thumbing more through the book I found an errant kitty sticker on another page. okay....whatever!

during the remainder of our errands we passed by another bookstore and went in to see if they had a copy of the book for R. they did.......but without the stickers! so now the joke is whether somehow the cosmic karma peeps knew I would have problems breaking into the book or whether mine is some special deluxe edition! lol!!

4 comments:

Sharon said...

This has to the most stupid thing or the most brilliant thing I have ever seen. I am leaning towards the former.

Hatter J said...

yeah, I'm not sure what to think, but now I feel really bad about having ads on my blog...

Angie said...

Her books all look really neat! I may have to try to find one in person to check it out.

scrapper al said...

There's no way I could work through this book. "Where the sidewalk ends" on the other hand is on my bookshelf.