Thursday, May 16, 2013

Book Title Hunt

Hello Firehouse friends. It's that time of the week again. I've been rather over worked as of late so today we are going to have a bit of fun.

First of all, let me once again remind you of a couple events we have taking place at the store.

At long last, Mad Scientist Day is almost here! All of us here at the bookstore have been praying and sacrificing to the Colorado Weather gods so we are sure to have lovely weather tomorrow. Yes, the event is tomorrow! We will have lots of fun, easy, hands-on science experiments for kids of all ages to try out. The event runs from 11-2. Stop by and check it out!

Our next in-store event will be on Sunday the 19th. Matthew Wolpe will be talking about his new book Reinventing the Chicken Coop. If you've been considering getting chickens and need some help getting started, this is the event for you. Plus, I made this lovely chicken display you should definitely come take a closer look at. Here's a picture to entice you.

Alright, now for the fun part.

I was tumbling down our Tumblr page the other day and came across this post by Little, Brown and Co.

I thought it sounded like fun, so when I got to the store this afternoon, I asked Justin for his assistance in this book hunting endeavor (don't worry, no books were harmed during this hunt).

We each picked five categories at random and then began to scour our brains and the store for books that met the criteria. It was a bit harder than we both realized to find books that both met our needs and were books that we had read. But, in the end, we came out victorious!

A girl's name: Franny and Zooey by J.D Salinger
An animal: How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell (I decided mythical creatures counted as animals)
A place: Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
An adjective: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris 
A color: Gold by Chris Cleave
A feeling: Book of Longing by Leonard Cohen 
A verb: Looking for Alaska by John Green 
A boy's name: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card 
A number: Slaughter-house Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Word repeated: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle

Overall I'd say we have a pretty fantabulous list of books here.

Justin and I agreed that this, while not the most fun we've ever had, was still pretty fun. You should give it a try. Some of the categories are quite hard to fill (Justin picked all of those luckily. Mwahaha!)

Alright my friends, until next time.



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