So. I’m having lunch with my grandma yesterday when she hands me an envelope “on behalf of the dancers.” My gram’s part of a dancing troupe at “the home” you see. Last week I ran over to watch them perform the hookie lau and play photographer. I ran off a few pics. Gram distributed. No biggie, right? WELL, the girls banned together and bought me a gift card to Borders. Free books people! FREE. BOOKS. It brought a tear to my eye; it was the sweetest thing ever. *sigh*
Needless to say, I could barely make it through my meal before heading for the bookstore. I bought one book on my fall reading list: an Everyman’s Library edition of Persuasion. Beautiful. Love it.
And one book that was not: The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
See how I am? But it couldn’t be helped. The cover held intrigue; the summary the thing of legends. The girl at the check-out counter told me the book is amazing – which made me all the more giddy. I cannot wait to read it. I do so hope I’m not disappointed …