I just thought I'd share some cool stuff I've received in the mail recently.
Hot Rod Librarian, who lives in Australia, purchased via Etsy
some issues of Library Bonnet
, the zine I do with my pal Julie. Then lo and behold she sent us a few issues of her own library-themed zine! In a pink envelope with koala postage and ironic Jesus stickers, no less!
|Koala stamp! What adorable postage!|
Did you know that although they look adorable, koalas kill about 5,000 people a year? I swear! I just made it up!
Text reads: "As you do not actually know me, I should point out these stickers were used with absolute irony."
|HotRodLibrarian Zine issue #1|
That very same trip to the post office box I also found Bentley Little's newest horror novel, The Haunted
waiting for me! He's a nice local dude I've corresponded with for years, and he's kind enough to always send me his latest book, signed. I didn't even know this one was out!
|Bentley Little's latest horror novel, The Haunted|
A few weeks ago I also received a lovely hardcover copy of Questionable Creatures: a Bestiary
by Pauline Baynes, original Narnia illustrator. It was sent to me by a really nice bookish couple who live in England. They follow my blog and are fans of Pauline Baynes. Apparently they found this copy in the remainders pile at a local bookstore, but it's in perfect condition! Lucky for me they already had a copy, and were generous enough to send this one to Anthony and me.
The moral of this story is that people who read and/or write tend to be very generous and thoughtful.
So why am I
such a dick?
(Am I kidding? Maybe... Maybe not...)