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We can't go any further without you knowing that The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (kindle) by Kate DiCamillo is only 1.39 at Amazon. Even if you don't have a Kindle and have to read this thing off your computer, you must get this. And then if you love it half as much as I think you will, you will want to buy the hard copy, because you will want to hold those illustrations in your hands.

Second, they are possibly remaking My Fair Lady. I am not into remakes, but this one might star Colin Firth. I am into Colin Firth.
I think there are some movies that were so well done the first time, no matter how long ago it was, that they should never be duplicated. If new generations want to see My Fair Lady (or Footloose or Charade or…) they should just…rent it. I have to be honest though, when I watched MFL, I was not in love with the love story. I loved Audrey and all the clothes and the set and the clothes and the clothes. In the end, I just thought, “Why do you want that old grouchy man?” I never saw any spark between them. But maybe if that old grouchy man were Colin Firth, it would be okay. Pretty sure Henry Higgins is not going to tell anyone to fetch his slippers in the remake. Thanks to Gloria Steinem and Lifetime, we ladies do not fetch anymore.

You need to buy these shoes.

Have you seen Janet Devlin from the X Factor UK? What a great voice! What a humble soul. And finally the answer to “What happened to Girl No. 2 from Destiny's Child?”

Rihanna's outfit made Yahoo's “What Were They Thinking.” Love the author's comment: I'm a little concerned about the number of Muppets that had to have been killed in order to make Rihanna's feathery top.

This open letter to Hollister is so important we should all read it. In fact, I think these issues should be addressed by 2012 presidential campaigners.Every time I go into that store, I walk around and just get angry. And then I leave smelling like I've been dipped in cologne and dead unicorns.

Some people really put some thought and time into their Amazon reviews. But you don't have to search for the clever ones. Publisher's Weekly does that for you.

Loved this post on covers by That Cover Girl.

See you Friday for another preview of There You'll Find Me. Perfume-free.

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Serena Chase - August 24, 2011

Snort. Snort. snortysnortsnort. Seriously, thanks. I needed that laugh today!

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Shauna - August 24, 2011

When Jenny tells me to buy a Kate DiCamillo book for my Kindle, I listen! (Not buying those shoes, though.)

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Kristin - August 24, 2011

I adore “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.” Well, really anything by Kate DiCamillo. Even though I always find myself sobbing my eyeballs out when I’m reading one of her books.

I never got the romance in “My Fair Lady,” either. It’s one of those classics that everyone seems to love but disappointed me (not nearly as bad as “Gone With the Wind,” though). It’s been a while since I’ve seen it, though, and I’d be willing to give it another chance. =) But I am completely against remaking classic films. I’m always terrified that they’ll try to touch one of my favorites next (they’d probably do something like stick Justin Beiber as Gene Kelly’s character in a teenybopper version of “Singin’ in the Rain.” I would hunt them down).

The letter to Hollister cracked me up! Especially the P.S. and haiku. =) I’ve never been in one of their stores personally, but it sounds similar to the one time in my life I stepped foot in Abercrombie and Fitch.

~Kristin

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Jenny - August 25, 2011

I never thought much about the romance factor in My Fair Lady before. Not sure why, but most likely because I was loving the music, clothes, and the transformation of a street dweller to a beauty. I first saw it live as a preteen, so those were the things that captured my awe. Then seeing Audrey Hepburn in the film version later made the beauty factor even larger. I’ll be singing the songs all day now 🙂

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Christa Allan - August 25, 2011

I’m scared. I like those shoes.

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bookwyrm14 - August 25, 2011

I saw My Fair Lady a LOOOOONG time ago, and I vaguely remember liking it. And if the remake has Colin Firth, I’ll take a chance and watch it.

I can’t wait for the next There You’ll Find Me preview! I sooooo want that book! This is how obsessed I am: I have an EXTRA LOUD alarm on my phone set to go off at the same time as the widget on your website! I will wake myself up at midnight for your book! Does that show dedication or what? 🙂

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Capillya - August 25, 2011

Okay, so here’s my Big Question about the Kate DiCamillo novel. I don’t have an eReader, but I have purchased books on Kindle for iPhone on a few occasions (AHEM SAVE THE DATE) because I needed to be able to read them at 2AM in complete darkness when I should be sleeping. So the question: because it’s illustrated, it seems like something that would better be enjoyed in physical form?

And thank you for the link love!

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Liv - August 25, 2011

Poor Ripple girl….she was more of a tree hugger than me…and I’m a vegetarian! =)

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Erin McFarland - August 25, 2011

those shoes…I dare you Jenny. And for only 145 bucks! they’re a steal!

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Jenny B Jones - August 25, 2011

Yeah, you are missing something by not seeing the graphics. I have the hard copy book. Y’all will LOVE it. I don’t have children and I love it, but it would be a great read aloud with the family. And I stayed teary-eyed through Kate DiCamillo’s books too. She’s just that good.

I will get those shoes if some of you guys go first.

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Erin McFarland - August 25, 2011

bummer they’re out of my size…
BTW my SIL is taunting me with her ARC of TYFM…it’s enough to make me want to jump on a plane to FL and snag it from her night-stand!! patience is a virtue patience is a virtue patience is a virtue
that’s ok in exactly 39 days, 6 hrs., 19 min, 25,24,23 secs…I will be devouring it on my Nook 🙂

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GreenBeanTeenQueen - August 27, 2011

Oh, I LOVE Edward Tulane. Made me cry and happy and hold the book and hug it after I finished!

I’m not so sure about a MFL remake, but then you had me at Colin Firth. I think I can be OK with that!!

And the letter to Hollister cracks me up. Thank you for sharing!:)

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