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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Release Party

image from amazon

Anyone who is an avid reader, music listener, movie goer, or General Conference attendee knows about waiting for the release, standing in lines, maybe even attending a release party. When Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was released in 2000, some friends and I attended the release party at midnight at the Barnes and Noble in Orem, Utah. All I really remember about this party was getting Harry Potter glasses and a lightening bolt tattoo to apply to our foreheads if we so desired. And the book, of course I got the book and spent the next 12 hours or so reading it.

Princess Sparkley enjoys these Babymouse graphic novels by Jennifer and Matthew Holm. For her birthday, one of her grandma's sent her a check. She decided to order this t-shirt she's wearing below from Cafe Press and buy the newest Babymouse book (since she'd already read the rest). We had to wait until today to get the book because today was it's release date. And Borders didn't have it. But it turned out they did. There was no party at midnight last night. No lines of hyperactive little girls. It wasn't on disply as a new release. They checked the store inventory and saw that yes, they were supposed to have it, so they went in back and found it for us. Nothing exciting, but she got her book.

When we arrived home Jed congratulated her on getting her first book on its release date. Can you tell we're bookworms over here? She's already read it. Probably twice.

If only the t-shirt had arrived BEFORE we went to the store to buy the book... then it would really have been like a release party.


Angela said...

PS looks adorable!

Erin said...

Oooh fun! I am going to go look it up at the library. cute shirt. and I am thinking about that contest....oh, and thanks for the coupons and punch card. You know they will go to good use around here.

wendys said...

I haven't heard of those books but they look cute.

Kristi said...

Looks like fun! I love her shirt. It's great it has meaning to her- not the traditional GAP tee. We are going to have to check out the Babymouse books.

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