Friday, August 26, 2005

Crazy Fangirl

I'm such a little hypocrit.

I've mentioned on this blog a few times how crazy fangirls scare the hell out of me. I stand by that.

Even if....

I'm a Tess Gerritsen fangirl.

There, I said it.

Here's how Wendy's day went:

Boyfriend took day off work. We decide to hit the mall. Boyfriend needs new underwear. Wendy decides it would be a good idea to go to Waldenbooks and spend some recently acquired gift certificates on the new Tess Gerritsen novel, Vanish. Laydown date was August 23. No problem.

Go to Waldens. No Vanish. Not anywhere. So I ask. Clerk says to me: "We don't have it in stock yet. It's listed as an August release, but it might not come out until the end of the month."

Wendy manages to not jump across the counter and strangle the clerk.

Chooses instead to console herself with a pizza for lunch. It was good.

We come back home. I'm starting to foam at the mouth. I think of the gift certificates burning a hole in my purse. Tell Boyfriend I'm going to Borders, which is around the corner.

He says, "OK, preseason football is on. Could you get me some cookies while you're out?"

Sure.

I get to Borders. I'm perusing the new books section. Nothing. I'm getting frantic. So I take another look at the new books table. I look closer. Closer....

Viola!

There it is!

3 measly copies and one of them is mine! All mine!

So guess what I'm reading right now?

And yes, The Boyfriend got his cookies.

7 comments:

Megan Frampton said...

I've never read her...what book do you recommend for the first one?

Alison Kent said...

Well, I don't have reading time right now so ordered it from Amazon to deliver with some other books mid September!

Megan - Her last several books share characters so if you wanted to read their stories in order (not necessary!) you'd start with, uh, The Surgeon. Here's a link that shows them in order: http://www.tessgerritsen.com/books.html

That said, Gravity is AWESOME!

Kristie (J) said...

I'm with Megan, I've never read her either. Yippee - new author to try.

Nicole said...

I've read a few of them. I think I ran across some of her early romances a couple weeks ago at a UBS.

Wendy said...

Her last 5 books are part of a series - and Alison is right, the first book is The Surgeon.

I've only read her series, and hot damn are they good! My favorite so far has been The Sinner.

I have several of her stand-alones and a couple of her older Harlequins lying around here somewhere. I started Harvest a few months back, but got sidetracked when review books showed up. I really need to pick that one up again.....

Teresa said...

So glad you got your book fix. I know those withdrawal symptoms. What I want to know is--do you read with football playing in the background?

Wendy said...

Teresa:
I can get reading done while The Boyfriend is watching TV - but usually only a couple of chapters. For stretches of uninterrupted reading I prefer relative quiet......