Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Thank you, o1 Doc, for this:

I came home last evening and it was sitting on the couch in its Amazon box. It was winking at me and waving.

It is a most welcome new addition. o1 Doc is the person who told me about Stieg Larsson's first book which was The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. We both fell for the whole idea as well as the characters. So did much of the rest of the world.

Since it was my own fault for being dilatory, I was willing to wait for the library to get around to issuing a copy in my name, but now I don't have to!

It was a generous and sisterly gesture which I gratefully and sisterly appreciate. New books have an addicting smell that rivals that of the interior of a new car. I savor the unspoiled cover, the unopened pages.

Instant gratification is always nice to stumble across. This one will occupy my time for a while and, if you need me, you'll have to follow me into the pages of my new book . . .

PS: I removed my name from the reserve list at the library this afternoon. I was number 129 out of 355.


Big Ed said...

It would have been a while for you to get your book. Remember, The Harry Potter books were almost the same way; However, we did the same thing 01 Doc did, we got the book new.

RANGER said...

Yes we did buy the books but I also put my name on the reserve list as soon as it opened up just in case. I think it took at the most, two days for the notification to arrive. We just didn't want to wait and the parties were fun.

Elissa said...

I've heard really great things about the 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.' I've been wanting to read it. I just finished 'The Lost Symbol' by Dan Brown in April and 'The Lovely Bones' last week. Have you read either of those?

RANGER said...

Did read The Lovely Bones and I can not, for the life of me, see how the movie can be as good.

ol Doc said...

I haven't read Lovely Bones but heard good things about it. Will get around to it in good time. I don't do too much Dan Brown. I just couldn't get into him. There are some authors I just enjoy more than others. I still miss Tony Hillerman. And, Robert B Parker.