On Monday, my mailman dropped on a plain yellow mailing envelope. The name on the return address was not plain at all. The name was Gail Carriger! A few weeks ago, I won a contest that she was hosting in honor of Soulless Volume 3 (the manga version of Blameless) coming out on November 19th. I received a signed copy of Soulless Volume 2 (the manga version of Changeless) and a few goodies including signed Parasol Protectorate-related postcards and two little parasols.This package has caused me to do an impromptu Parasol Protectorate reread (oh and pick up a copy of Soulless Volume 1). I read Soulless Voumes 1 & 2 and Blameless (I had to reassure myself that everything was okay after the horrible cliffhanger at the end of Changeless), and I am now rereading Heartless (#4). After I finish this reread of the five-book series, I am moving on to Curtsies & Conspiracies.
Doesn't everything look fantastic? This was a great Monday surprise?!
My kitty Lunabelle LOVED the parasols! Every time I set them down, she would grab one and walk off with it. Two seconds after I took the above picture, she ran up and picked one up. Here is a video of her with one of the parasols. I apologize for the dopey music, it was that or listening to me breathing and laughing.
On Tuesday, the UPS man dropped another plain, yellow mailing envelope at my door. This envelope was a bit larger. This is because it contained three books! I won a contest hosted by the lovely April and Tabitha from My Shelf Confessions and sponsored by Macmillan | Feiwel & Friends. I now have my very own copies of The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, The Girl who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, The Girl who Soared over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two. Aren't they pretty?!