Friday, February 19, 2010

Say What?

I scored some books on ebay a week or two ago - the package arrived today! I picked up six books that I didn't previously own, there are three that Betty Keira didn't have, but the rest are going to be up for grabs! I may swap out some that I already own for ones that have fun covers. How could I resist this one?
I know we have some very creative Bettys out there, so here's the challenge: Make up a fun caption to go with the picture. The reward? Your very own Neels book - from our treasure trove.

I'll start.

"Oops! I forgot to set the parking brake on your AC 428 Fastback!"


Your turn. We'll judge the entries next Friday. Enter early, enter often.

(you may post it here in the comments section, or email it and I'll post it for you)

23 comments:

  1. There's a dog there! In the brackish canal! I must leap in!

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  2. You know how to whistle, don't you, Dr. van der Stevejinck? Just put your lips together and blow.

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  3. Oooh, I am the Baroness Van der Heiden van Hottentot and have been since our marriage of convenience six weeks ago, and your entire family has conspired with you to keep this from me because I once said that I disliked wealthy, upper-crust individuals never figuring out that the mansion we live in and Jollys do not really belong to your never-seen but obviously generous aging uncle who prefers to live in the country?

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  4. Betty Magdalen: can't wait to share that one with Dr. van der Stevejinck! ;0)

    Betty JoDee...Hilarious!... you are obviously channeling your inner "Little Dragon".

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  5. "Oh no! I have just fallen in love with him and now I must hide it because he will never love me." she thought.
    A twinkle appeared in his eyes as he guessed the inner workings of her mind, but he would say nothing for now.

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  6. How discreet of him, Betty Tia.

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  7. As a Betty man always is. Discreet and plotting... biding his time.

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  8. Hmmmm. Ooops. I am part of a Betty Neels novel of the dark, sorry Dark Lord oeuvre, and I am pursing my lips because I'm not sure if my ebil model younger sister has drugged her (our) niece/nevvie twin set so that she can go to town. Puzzled look: I didn't administer enuff to kill did I? But of course, I lose because only the heroine would be on the cover haha.

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  9. Oooo, where is the cap to the Seconol?

    I like where you're going, Betty Janet.

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  10. Love the cover!
    Caption: Ooh, he's going to kiss me! Better have a Certs so my breath is nice and fresh!!

    Note to the Bettys: I cut my category reading eyeteeth on Betty Neels books back in the 70's, and hve retained a fondness for her stories--the court shoes, the turbans and the titled hunky Dutch doctors. Gotta love it.
    A big thanks to AAR for mentioning your site, else I might have missed out on all the cool Betty-ness.

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  11. chipwyn: I can't get the the image of the girl having just eaten something very garlicy out of my mind!

    Sweet.

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  12. "Gertude dear, your lips are beautiful and all, but do you really need to do that all the time?"

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  13. I'm finding the hairstyle more disturbing than the pout....

    On a different note, I was inspired yesterday to organize all my Bettys, make a list of the ones I'm missing, and will be scouring eBay today for them....can't wait to get my hands on Esmeralda!

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  14. I'm kind of in love with the hair, myself, though it is terribly un-Neels. No top knot, no waist-length mousy locks...

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  15. So, Betty Keira -- you have anticipated my question about Sun and Candlelight: Is Alethea (good heavens, that is just such a generic BN heroine name -- I only finished the book two hours ago in the car coming home from the crossword tournament and all I could think of was "Deborah" but that's a different book entirely) rare among even the non-standard heroines in that she occasionally wears her hair down?

    I seem to recall doing some critical literary analysis on this question (probably only about halfway through the entire BN canon; my scholarship of the later books is/was a bit spotty, I'll admit) and I think she's the rare (or only?) heroine who wears her hair down on normal occasions. (Meaning, not when she's half-drowned in a canal, bundled into a dressing gown, or smudged with soot from coping with an inconvenient industrial accident.)

    And while I'm thinking of scholarship, Betty Ross would like to know if you guys are thinking of writing Betty Neels' biography. Like a proper biography, in book form and everything. (Isn't Betty Ross sweet?)

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  16. The cook in "A Gentle Awakening" sometimes wears her hair down, if memory serves. I just can't quite remember if it is only in the midst of the measles epidemic or no.

    Also, to answer your question, no we have never considered a Betty biography. It would require that we mind our punctuation and not have such a fine disregard for our grammar. It bears thinking over, however...

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  17. I would happily volunteer to go to England, Scotland, Holland, Friesland, Norway, Madiera, Spitsbergen, Funchal, Greece, etc... to take the necessary pictures.

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  18. Oh no! My sister has taken all the housekeeping money to buy herself a fake fur jacket with rhinestone buttons. Whatever shall I do, Dr. Wal der Walkarpitz?

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  19. To Lynn: If you came up with Dr. Wal der Walkarpitz, you owe it to us to write something "in the style of Betty"....please!

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  20. Would you like to check out my tonsils Dr. Svenerjink?

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  21. I thought we were playing a game consequences!

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  22. You have how many children that you want me to look after?

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  23. "Ouch, I believe that your magnificent Alsatian just nipped me on my sensibly clad posterior!"
    The professor, hiding quiet amusement behind heavily lidded eyes, examined the body part in question with an impersonal hand . . . .

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