Happy May everyone! And, as it happens, Star Wars Day. I just recently heard about that, although I’ve wondered what the whole ‘may the 4th be with you’ was all about. Now I just feel silly.
In any event, spring really is here, chilly or no. The daffodils have been blooming in earnest, the tulips finally started to open up, and the trees are turning green. We’ve already had to mow the lawn! And we had our first rogue cow twice this week, too. Can’t blame her any, really ─ that hay field does look mighty scrumptious.
This past Thursday my local library held one of their book sales, and this year I finally got to go on opening day. First time ever. Exciting as that is, I was doubtful that I’d find much ─ I’m very particular, especially since I’m now trying to be more careful with the books that I pick up . . . or they pile up, and I’m still going through the stack of ones I haven’t read yet!
Still, despite all that, I wound up with quite the haul.
I could not resist the combined Iliad and Odyssey. Could not. It’s too beautiful. I was also piqued by Don Quixote, which I have heard about but haven’t read. There’s also Hans Brinker (or the Silver Skates), an old copy from a publishing house that I have a few others from: Grosset and Dunlap. It has a date of 1935 written on the inside. I have a thing for collecting old books, it seems; I have quite a few.
On the other side, though, I grabbed some Batson and Flanagan. Batson has yet to disappoint, and I’ve been wanting to read the Berinfell Prophecies for a long time, but the library never had them, so when I saw these I grabbed them without a second thought. The Ranger’s Apprentice was one of my favorites a good few years ago when I read them last (I think before the series was even finished? I don’t remember the last couple), and I’ve thought about collecting them. So now I’ve begun, and there’s no going back.
Dun-dun-duhhhhh . . . !
But now for some really exciting news! It’s been a week today since The Forgotten Hero was released, and though the paperback took a couple more days to get sorted and show up on Amazon, it is all set up and looking pretty. I’ve ordered a handful of copies to spread around my wee circle here, and they’ve just arrived this morning, ready to go.
This weekend, though, you can grab an ebook copy for FREE! Because who doesn’t love free stuff?
If you haven’t had a chance to get one yet, or have been on the fence about it, now is the opportunity to throw risks out the window and go for it! Make like a bandit and snag one for yourself! The offer is only good until tomorrow (Sunday) night, though, so don’t mull over it too long or you’ll miss it.
Next week I plan on an interview with one of the main characters, Skeer Umpee, which promises to be . . . interesting, at the very least. That guy can be such a ball of energy . . . I’m going to need to brace myself.
See you there!