Amazon delivery this morning – Sharon Shinn‘s “Reader and Raelynx” and Suzanne Brockmann‘s “All Through The Night”! I’ve been waiting impatiently for these books to come out – and now my biggest dilemma is which one to read first 🙂
Oh, I’ve just realised I missed ATTN off my November books post below. It’s part of her Troubleshooter series, following on from “Force of Nature” (which I loved). It’s not a full-length novel, however – it’s a Christmas novella. In hardback. Having said that, 280-plus pages isn’t too bad, and I bought it off Amazon for around the same price as I would pay for a mass-market paperback instore. And it’s Jules. Nuff said.
Also, and this is the part that made it a really good book day – I borrowed Eva Ibbotson‘s “Star of Kazan” from the library about a month ago. However, I haven’t really been in the right mood for reading one of her books for some weeks, so it’s just been sitting on my bedside table all this while. And I *thought* I had renewed it online. However, I checked yesterday and I hadn’t – so I owed £2 in fines. Grrrr… I was not a happy bunny.
So I decided to go in today and return it, kicking myself all the while for wasting money through sheer stupidity. Before the library though, I had to head to the post office to collect a parcel, which necessitated having to queue for 15 minutes-plus. Normally, I would just stand in line, tapping my foot and thinking evil thoughts about everyone else in front of me. However, this time around, I fished “The Star of Kazan” out of my bag, started reading, became completely engrossed in the story, and actually resented reaching the front of the queue!
I decided to go in, pay my fine, and renew instead of returning it – and the very best bit is when I got to the library, the librarian announced they were having a fine amnesty. She cleared my fine! I left with the biggest smile on my face.
So now, three books I’m so looking forward to reading – and I may actually get into the habit of carrying a book around with me all the time. But my handbag normally weighs a ton already, and the thought of lugging around extra weight puts me off – will have to think about it…