Thursday, May 28, 2009


Tip of the Day: Aprilnne Pike's debut book, WINGS, has been out for three weeks. She's been on the New York Times Bestseller list all three weeks. Last week she was #1. Ever wonder how your life would change after making the NYT bestseller list? Read about it here.

Remember show-n-tell in grade school? Sigh. I loooooved show-n-tell. I can't for the life of me remember what I used to show the class back then but I knew each week it was something hugely important in my life. Like a light-up yo-yo. Or maybe my cabbage patch doll.

So this week I thought I'd bring back show-n-tell and show you something I stumbled upon online last week. My German book!

First, look at that cover. Isn't it adorable? And the translation of the summary is so funny! Granted, maybe the translator I used is off but here is what it says:

A triple espresso on ice - who is appointed, has class. Latte Macchiato with skimmed milk and sweetener means against: Zick Alert! Jane, in a coffee shop working, calls it "Espressologie" - the art of people based on their coffee preferences to be characterized. Their newest game is for single customers the perfect partner. Hit rate: 100%! The little coffee shop is a Mecca of the lonely hearts. But in their zeal to make everyone happy, Jane looks over almost the icing on her own Moccaccino ...

Okay, I LOVE the phrase Zick Alert! Em (Miss Querylicious) translated it for me and it means B**ch alert. HA!

And that last line of the summary-- it's almost scandalous sounding isn't it?

It was so fun finding the German version of my book online already and I hope the book makes sense as translated. I personally will never know since I don't read German but if anyone ever gets a hold of a copy and reads it you'll have to let me know what you think!

Kristina, Miss Delighted to Debut


Christina Farley said...

Yes, the cover is adorable. I'm a sucker for a good cover.

It's better than a cute dress. And I like cute dresses too!

DeenaML said...

When does the German version release?

Emily Marshall said...

This is so fun!!!!

amuse me said...

How much fun is that?!? Congratulations on all of your successes. By the way, coincidentally, by article today is about book covers. Do I dare say, "fine minds . . . ?" :) M

Kristina Springer said...

Good question Deena! I think the German book comes out in September. I don't think they are pushing the date back just because FSG did-- but I don't know.

And thanks CF, Em, and M! :-)

Kate Fall said...

I need to work Zick Alert into conversation more often.

Lisa Schroeder said...

soooo cute Tina!