Monday, September 10, 2012

Thanks, Random House

Some days I just need a surprise. It doesn't have to be a big surprise, but something that perks me up, and is totally unexpected. This was one of those days. I was late to work due to transportation delays. There's an ongoing work mess that's consumed both time and energy for the last few days and we had a public meeting this afternoon that could be okay or awful. There's also the looming sorrow of September 11 that casts sadness over the days at this time of year.   The meeting was okay, but I was out of energy and cheer when I got home tonight.

Happily there was a package waiting for me and this was inside the package...

There was no letter -- did I win a sweepstakes? -- simply a packing slip with my name on it. I'd read reviews (not these, but similar) and wanted to read this very much. Thanks to my friends at Random House, now I will be able to. After I'm done, I will stop back and share my thoughts.

Are you reading anything that you're especially enjoying? Please share. I'm always on the search for reading recommendations.

Wishes for an evening with sweet thoughts and a good book!


Terra said...

Do not ask me for book recommendations since once I am rolling I can not stop! A recent book I admire greatly is Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson.
See, I am showing great self control here in only offering one. Haha.

vivian said...

Just wanted to stop by and say hi and thank you for stopping by my blog. Glad my little halloween kitten caught your eye. I love finding new blogs! I hope youre enjoying your new book tonight. I'm contemplating whether or not to feed my husband dinner or take him out for ice cream! lol
have a great night!

Anonymous said...

How nice to get this book to read after a tough day. I'll be anxious to get your thoughts on it. Have a restful night.

Mevely317 said...

What a sweet surprise! My book selections are all over the place lately; lots of what DH calls, "bubble-gum for the eyes." Nothing in particular stands out.

Thinking of you tomorrow, Carol. It would be ridiculous to say, "I understand." -- Instead, I'll offer, "I care."

Lynda said...

9-11 definitely would be more difficult for someone living in NYC. Where were you that day and what are your memories?

Grammy Staffy said...

What a fun surprise. I hope that you enjoy reading your new book. How are you feeling? I think of you with love often. I've been down with a kidney stone the past few days but I am doing better today.
Have a good week. Hugs, Lura

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

So glad you had such a nice surprise. Hope your week only gets better and better.