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Entries in Amazon (6)

Tuesday
Apr262011

Apparently I'm a rising star in the UK. Obviously they haven't heard me sing

If you're in the UK and into literary popularity contests, check out Amazon.co.uk's Rising Stars—The Best New Literary Talent.

Each year twelve books are chosen and readers vote via review, with the winner pocketing a slightly used Kindle and a tiara, or something like that.

I've been shortlisted to round two alongside S.J. Watson, Olivia Glazebrook, and Naomi Wood.

Thanks for your support. If elected, I promise more bread and circuses.

Wednesday
Mar152006

Amazon is watching you

sexyknits.jpgAll right. Who hijacked my Amazon.com account? Raise your hand. If you’d like to slip me a note after class I promise I won’t tell.

Because much to my surprise I found this under my "Your Store" section––Sexy Little Knits: Chic Designs to Knit and Crochet.

Along with Freakonomics : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (okay), In Cold Blood (a little Truman, okay), The Opposite of Fate, (Amy Tan, thanks, that works). But Sexy Little Knits?

I do love Amazon. Not as cozy as a real, honest-to-goodness analog bookstore with overstuffed chairs and WiFi––but in a pinch, it works.

What truly wrinkles my dust jacket though, are the cookie-fed books Amazon somehow manages to recommend to me. Usually they're at least on the grid of my, albeit somewhat strange, personal tastes. But in what concentric circle of Dante’s Database Hell did they pair me up with bikini crocheting?

Maybe Amazon is right. The cover photo does make me want to riffle through its pages like the naughty little paperback it is.
 
And what strange picks are lurking in your Amazon store?

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