When I got home from work late this evening, tired and frustrated and feeling sorry for myself, I found three packages waiting for me: two from the loan agent, one of which included a check for the cash I took out with my refinance, and a box from Amazon.com.
The first two certainly were welcome, though expected; the latter was completely unexpected, and a very pleasant surprise that really lifted my spirits. Cornelia of Pixie with a Crash Helmet, following in the footsteps of Buzz at Buzzstuff.net, who in turn had received a gift from his wishlist, had chosen to send a gift from the wishlist of someone on her blogroll–and that someone turned out to be me.
So I’m sitting here itching to dive into my new copy of The Fall of the Kings, by Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman, set in the same world as Kushner’s Swordspoint, itself a wonderful, witty and wicked take on the Regency novel.
Cornelia, you’re a gem. Thank you so very much.
And so I’ve also decided to keep the chain going. I’ve just completed an order for a couple of items from one of the folk on my own blogroll (the list of possible selectees is not a large one, since very few on my blogroll have included a link to an Amazon wishlist, unfortunately for those who have not). By the middle of next week, someone should be receiving a treat.