Friday, August 17, 2007

Suggestions Anyone?

IN THE NEWS: According to the Press of Atlantic City, "the plotline of a murder mystery novel sounded a little too familiar to Polish police. Now, Krystian Bala, author of best-selling crime thriller "Amok", is being charged with the murder of a businessman--the subject of his book. After an anonymous phone call tipped them off last year, they discovered details that could be known only to police and the killer, and that the author was connected to the victim."

Well, if you haven't been on the receiving end of my screaming-from-the rooftops-announcement yet, I won another freebie on one of my favorite blogs.

Yep. I won a $25 gift certificate. Woo-hoo!! And I all I did was voice one of my pet peeves with reading/writing. I have a lot of them, so it was hard to narrow it down to just one, so I picked my funnier moment.

Check me out at Fiction Scribe. My "Bad Editing" rant is officially Pet Peeve #32.

Now I must decide how to spend it. Well, books, of course. But what kind of books is leaving me perplexed.

Here are my thoughts:
I'd order the new Ally Carter YA, but it won't be out until October.

I already ordered Gemma Halliday's Spying in High Heels. (Especially since she's a fellow Diva and her books are being made into a series on the USA network)

Maybe a writing book? Like Noah Lukeman's The First Five Pages?

I could order something for my church. Maybe a Chrisitian fiction book--or a really good non-fiction book.

Or maybe a fiction book I've overlooked that I need to get my hands on.

Come on people! Get your thinking-caps on and HELP me spend some money!


Chicki said...

Ooh, I just love winning things! Congrats, Jennifer. I say get the one you've been saying you wanted for the longest time. That's usually the right one.

Bethany said...

If you want a personal suggestion - Linda Howard's Killing Time is great so far. I'm about halfway done, and I'm having a hard time putting it down.

If you have a list of books you've been wanting to get, go off that :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

I have to laugh at myself. I had great recommendations, but I have no idea what I did with it. It'll probably show up when I have no money to spend. Wah!

I'm drawing a complete...blank.

Chelle Sandell said...

How cool. Congrats!! If there's not an expiration you could hold on to it for awhile and make sure you know for sure.

Have a great weekend!

Angelle Trieste said...

How about a book by an author you've never read before? Neil Gaiman or Jacqueline Carey?

DD said...

Got a new setting in mind for an upcoming WIP - what about a travel book with some great inspirational photos?

Have fun spending the $$!

Erin said...

I wish I would win something like that.
Keep ahold of it until you see what you truly want.

Valerie Everhart said...

I vote for Noah Lukeman's THE FIRST FIVE PAGES..but that's because it is at the top of my list to buy. The only thing is, our WaldonBooks here doesn't carry anything current and I have to drive to hour away to get to a Barnes & Noble (hug one!)

Ya,Ya sure, I could order it but I hate to wait once I've done that. I'm strange like that.

Congrats on the certificate!!! You lucky dog, you. LOL