I mentioned the other day that I had ordered two books from a site called Blind Date with a Book. The books arrived on Monday however, since no one was home to sign for them, I had to stop by the post office last night to retrieve my books. Note to sellers: please mention that something is going to arrive needing a signature. That way I can have it shipped to the office and not to my home. Thanks.
Anyway, I lucked out and the post office wasn’t nearly as busy as it usually is. I can’t even tell you how excited I was to get home and open that package!
Before I get to the pics, let me give you a few details. The company is based out of the UK, I believe, but my book shipped from Sweden. I’m not sure why, but that’s what the tracking info told me. That said, from the day I ordered the books, August 4th, until it was (attempted to be) delivered, it took a total of ten days. I’ve mailed things within the US that have taken longer, seriously. Also, for two books and international shipping, it cost me $27.35. Which is a little expensive but an acceptable one-time splurge as far as I’m concerned.
Now, for the fun stuff:
This is what they looked like when I took them out of the box. What you can’t see is that the bottom book also had two bookmarks stuck under the twine.
This turned out to be The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson. Which is kind of cool because I had already added it to my TBR on Goodreads prior to getting this. Score!
This (see, I told you there were bookmarks!) was John Connolly’s Every Dead Thing. In adding this to Goodreads and reading the blurb, I’m stymied as to how I even missed this series to begin with.
I’m not sure if I’ll do this again, but it was so much fun to look at a set of words and decide, “Yeah, that’s the one I want” and then wait to see what it wound up being. Should be interesting to see how those words and phrases link back to the story itself as well.