Friday, July 17, 2009

Christmas in July

Doesn't that cake look scrumptious?

The books that I ordered finally came yesterday. What a treat it was! I came home past 11 PM after working a twelve hour shift, and I was sooo tired that I just wanted to crawl into bed and forget the whole world existed. Of course, that changed when I saw the packages sitting in the living room. Well, not really. I still wanted to sleep, but I figured that could wait after I opened up the packages.
What's in the mail? I realized that not only did I receive the books I ordered online from Barnes and Noble, I also got the books from the Naval Institute Press. Sweet! I tore those packages like a kid tearing through presents on Christmas Day.
The books that I ordered from Barnes and Noble (and they're still having their clearance sale, by the way) were Heartsick by Chelsea Cain, The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Bloom, North River by Pete Hamill, The Rest of Her Life by Laura Moriarty, and The Best American Short Stories (2008 Edition edited by Salman Rushdie and Heidi Pitlor).
The books I received from the Naval Institute Press were the Women of the OSS Sisterhood of Spies by Elizabeth P. MacIntosh and Stranded in the Philippines by Scott A. Mills. I am especially excited to read Stranded in the Philippines. I'm not sure if I should ditch the books I am currently reading now and start reading this one.
Even though my To Be Read pile list had gotten longer, I can't wait to read them. The next question is: Which one should I read first? Oh, the life of a bookaholic.


  1. I love it when my books get delivered also.Mine come in a cardboard package with an orange string.Biy the feeling when I grab the scissors and cut the orange string! and then looking through the books and deciding which one to read first.Really the biggest mystery to me is people who don't love reading.Do they have any idea what they are missing out on...

  2. Amen, Yvette. Reading a book is like going on an adventure and getting to use your imagination without leaving your home! :D

  3. That cake does look good. I tried to make a cake like that once, but I didn't look even half as good as that one.