Recent arrivals (above, left to right):
- Every Word Unsaid by Kimberly Duffy - from Bethany House for tour
- Duke Actually by Jenny Holiday - from Avon for review
- Red is My Heart by Antoine Laurain + Le Sonneur - from Meryl Zegarek Public Relations, Inc. (unsolicited and much appreciated)
- Jane and the Year Without A Summer by Stephanie Barron - from SOHO Crime for tour
I may have squealed a bit when Red is My Heart showed up because I've read two Antoine Laurain books and loved them both. OK, yes, I did squeal just a little. Jane and the Year Without a Summer came with swag!!! I almost never get swag. Actually, I almost never get books, anymore (by comparison with a few years ago; my choice, I'm not complaining) so opening a box with more than just a book was especially fun.
Swag shot (click on image to enlarge):
Contents - Jane and the Year Without a Summer book and tote bag, Jane Austen cookie cutter, tea and tea strainer with a cute little Jane Austen charm on the chain, and Jane Austen 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle. Cool, or what?
And, there's more (below):
My 2021 Short Story Advent Calendar arrived! Also, Projections (which I totally forgot I ordered) is a boxed set of sci-fi stories that I'll probably save for the New Year to keep that short story fun going a little longer. Last year, breaking open the seal on my daily short story was the highlight of Christmas season. It was just so much fun! Also, I have to put in a word for Hingston & Olsen Publishing. I had a question and the prompt and courteous response was a joy.
Books finished since last Malarkey:
- Throwback #2: The Chaos Loop by Peter Lerangis
- Unaccustomed Earth (short stories) by Jhumpa Lahiri
- Throwback #3: Out of Time by Peter Lerangis
- How to Astronaut by Terry Virts
- The London House by Katherine Reay
- Every Word Unsaid by Kimberly Duffy
- Spy Ski School (Spy School #4) by Stuart Gibbs
Posts since last Malarkey:
- Fiona Friday - Nighthawk (cat photo)
- Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri (book review)
- Throwback #2 and 3: The Chaos Loop and Out of Time by Peter Lerangis (book reviews)
- Fiona Friday - Everything is a toy (cat photo)
In other news:
OK, this is surprising. I've been watching movies. Maybe not on the level most people do, but there were a few days that I felt like movie-watching so there you go.
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