Carla M. Lee (carlamlee) wrote,
Carla M. Lee

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[life] books and mail

While I am adding books to my Library Thing account and then putting them away, I thought I would make a post about the books I bought today. The Borders store in the mall here is closing and I hit the 60%-80% sales, which included the bargain section.

Will the Real Raisin Rodriquez Please Stand Up? by Judy Goldschmidt
where i want to be by Adele Griffin (Which I thought I'd read from the library, but apparently already own. Damn.)
grief girl by Erin Vincent
The Rules for Hearts by Sara Ryan
Speed Dating (A Dating Game novel for my collection) by Natalie Standiford
The Coyote Road Trickster Tales edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler
Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead
Kiss Me Kill Me by Lauren Henderson
By Blood We Live edited by John Joseph Adams (a collection of vampire stories with a cover that totally plays off The Lost Boys)
Girl, Going on 17 Pants on Fire by Sue Limb
10 lucky things that have happened to me since I nearly got hit by lightning by Mary Hershey


It took me half an hour online and on the phone trying to find out where I needed to pick up my held mail (USPS, not all that helpful in this), and then I grabbed today's mail only to find a note that not only had they tried to deliver it to me (they weren't supposed to do that) but they'd dropped it off at my apartment complex office (which is standard operating procedure for mail too large for our mailboxes). All that work for nothing, but at least I have my mail.

(I still have a box of mail that arrived before I left for the holidays, too, but I haven't unpacked it yet.)

For my birthday, das_hydra sent me a pendant from Wyrding Studios on a cord of hand-spun silk. The pendant is called "wishing-star" and it is absolutely amazing. I stopped breathing when I opened it and I keep reaching over to touch it. Thank you again, taB! (She didn't even confetti me in the card. I open her cards gingerly because I know her wily ways, except apparently this time she was out to trick me into caution. WILY!)

aea sent me The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle, which is an amazing collection of information. I keep opening it to random pages and basking at the sheer amount of motorcycle information at my fingertips. This is going to be a fantastic asset to my writing. Thank you again!

lilacsigil and st_aurafina sent me an amazing box of Australian candies. God, there are these chewy mint pieces that are unbelievably delicious. Mint! Joy! I look forward to rationing out this fantastic candy throughout the gray winter months. Thank you again, dears!

(I've put all the card-shaped things into a pile, because I know I have more cards in that packed box of pre-holiday mail.)

My mail has been crap throughout 2009, so if you sent me something (in a package, not a card envelope) and I haven't listed it here, I never received it.


I have had a headache all day and I keep feeling like I'm going to be sick. I think I might take myself to bed soon, despite how early it is. Tomorrow is another day for unpacking and organizing and writing, though I doubt I'm actually going to make that submission deadline, unfortunately.

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