Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A visit from the Book Fairy!

Is there anything more frustrating than discovering a new author...and then finding out she's only written THREE books?! This was my January. I spent the month curled up in my favorite chair and indulged in all three of Kate Morten's novels: The House at Riverton, The Forgotten Garden and The Distant Hours (note the titles and read them).  Beautifully written and suspenseful, I went from one book to the next like a junkie in need of a fix.  By the time I ran out of reading material, I was primed.  I was ready for the next book.  Problem...there wasn't a next book.  I combed the aisles of the library looking for something to read, but I didn't know what I was looking for. The situation was getting desperate.

That's when I called Nancy.  Nancy is a fellow bibliophile...a very well connected bibliophile. Authors send Nancy books...for free. They want Nancy to read their books. They are in line to have Nancy read their books.  I don't sound jealous do I?  So, I called Nancy and we got to talking.  I explained my plight and we talked books for a few minutes.  Then after a moment, she paused, sighed and said, "I'll be right over!" Within moments were leaning over the back of her mini van.  Long story short, Nancy is my new supplier...in the non-druggie sense.  She shared her bounty with me.  I'm left with the gleeful task of sifting through her titles for my next book.  Have I told you lately that I love Nancy?!