Friday, June 26, 2009

The Fixer Upper


On Wednesday, my Sister let me know that she had pre-ordered Mary Kay Andrew's new lady lit book, The Fixer Upper, for my birthday (tomorrow). By pre-ordering, I was given a signing ticket to an author event at Quail Ridge Books. I was ecstatic! If you haven't read any MKA books, I highly suggest them. (Hissy Fit & Deep Dish are my favorites)

I enjoyed listening to the little insights the author had to say about how the book came to be. One of my favorite topics she touched on was supporting the independent bookseller. You've heard me harp on supporting locally owned businesses before, but it was refreshing to see someone who sits upon the top of the NYT bestsellers list to say "forgo the discount big box and support the little guy like Quail Ridge Books."

If you live in the triangle area, or even are just passing through, I suggest you stop in Quail Ridge Books. They are more than willing to help suggest a book on any type of topic for you. They have made Raleigh not just a "dot on a publishers map that is not Atlanta or Miami" for book signing events. Bonus: they are celebrating their independence on the 4th of July next Saturday and giving readers club members 25% off everything, and the general public 20% off. What's not to love?

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Thank you for all your comments regarding my interview. It went very well but I don't want to get too excited about anything quite yet. We shall see where it leads, but I will keep you updated!

15 comments:

Pink, Green, and Southern said...

Happy early birthday!!

I love Mary Kaye Andrews books!! They are so fun to read. I hope you will let us know how it is.

Lucky in Love said...

Can't wait to hear more about the interview!!

Happy early Birthday!!

Brittany said...

This makes me super excited! I love her books! I've read them all! Happy early Birthday! (Mine's tomorrow, too!) Enjoy your day!

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

I haven't read any of her books so I may have to give them a try for a summer read!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I LOVED Hissy Fit. I will have to check out her new one.

Sweet Simplicity said...

Oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

a H.I.T. said...

My mom works in a small, local-owned bookstore too. I get almost all my books there :)

USCEmily said...

I love MKA, and I am so glad to hear that she has a new one out!!

Prep in the Big Apple said...

Happy Early Birthday!

The Pink Tutu said...

I read Hissy Fit and thought it was so funny and entertaining! Happy early birthday!

Rachel Ann said...

I love Mary Kay Andrews and Quail Ridge!

five tomatoes said...

Happy early birthday! I love her books too and I just put this one on my list at the library!

The Blissful Belle said...

Happy belated birthday. I hope you like this book... it's on my list of books I want to read this summer.

Annabel Manners said...

Happy B-day! That looks like the kind of book you could indulge in all afternoon when you really should be doing something productive. My fave!

Kristen said...

Oh I have never heard of her but I love chick lit books! I am definitely going to have to check her books out!