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A Surprise in the Mailbox

March 23, 2011

I love getting real mail.  You know, the kind that is delivered by the mailman?  I rifle through all the junk mail, newspaper coupons, and credit card pre-approvals each day, and once in a while there’s actually a little treasure worth opening!  Whether it be a note from a friend or family member, an invitation to a shower or party, or a present (which is the most exciting), those days when I get a real piece of mail bring happiness to my life.  Today was no exception.

A few months back, around Christmas time, I had pre-ordered Karen Kingsbury’s new book Leaving, which is a continuation of her Baxter Family series.  When I ordered it, I was so excited to receive it in a few months and dive right in.  I can read an entire Karen Kingsbury book in a single day.  It’s a little scary.  I’m in a different world when I read her books.  I completely forget about what is going on in my life and escape to the world inside the book.  I don’t think there has been one book when I haven’t laughed and cried as I read it.

Anyway, the months went by and I completely forgot that I had ordered her book…..until today, when it showed up in my mailbox!  Don’t you just love when that happens?

I can’t wait to start reading it!  Normally I don’t like to read two books at a time.  I have to finish the book I’m currently reading in order to start a new one.  It’s the OCD in me.  Right now I’m in the middle of George W. Bush’s book Decision Points, and while it is a very interesting read, it is a VERY loooooooong book, 477 pages to be exact.  I am only on page 254, which means I have to read 233 more pages until I can start this new Karen Kingsbury book.  I don’t know if I’ll be able to wait that long.  It’ll be going against my nature to start this book while in the middle of the other one, but sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do.  I’m sure ole Georgie Boy will understand.

I’m an avid Karen Kingsbury fan if you couldn’t tell.  Excluding her children’s books, I own every book that she’s ever published.  This is just one shelf in my bookcase.  I have another one just like it. 🙂

To read now or to read later…..that is my dilemma.  I’ve also got the full Twilight series that Steve gave me for Christmas to read, plus several other books that I haven’t gotten to yet.  Looks like I have alot of reading in my future.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 23, 2011 7:15 pm

    I”m the same way with Sophie Kinsella books. When a new one comes out I usually drop what I’m reading and jump in to that book, lol.

  2. Pam Pentland permalink
    March 23, 2011 8:45 pm

    You write so well, I feel like you’re talking to me on the phone….. So casual and personal! Love your Southern Daisy blog! 🙂 Mom

  3. March 24, 2011 8:34 pm

    Joanna Elaine, I was introduced to Karen Kingsbury for the first time last summer and LOVED her books! I haven’t made a lot of time to read since then, but you’ve inspired me to head to the library this weekend.

    I am so enjoying your blog! You have such an honest, entertaining style of writing 😀 I need to head to bed for the night but will catch up some more tomorrow…happy weekend!

    *Julie

    • March 24, 2011 8:37 pm

      I also love getting “fun mail”. It happens so rarely that I’m practically giddy when something fun is waiting in that mailbox!

      *Julie

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