The only thing better than getting a box from Amazon that you're expecting is getting a box from Amazon that you aren't expecting. There is that long moment when you wonder, did I order something I've forgotten about? Then you realize that there is a surprise inside!
My surprise yesterday was a belated birthday present from wolflady26 - is there anything better than a birthday that lingers on for over a month?! It was a book, a retelling of The Mistress of Spices, and I devoured it in a single sitting. A lovely story.
And the weird thing is - I swear this is true - as I read the story I kept smelling spices. Cinnamon and cardamom, a touch of tumeric. It was crazy: if I put the book down and sniffed around my office, no scent. If I stuck my nose up to the book and inhaled, nothing. But as I was reading, these scents kept coming to me.
Aww, thanks, I'm so, so glad you liked it! I loved it when I checked it out of the library, and hoped it would ensnare you, too.
The funny thing is that I ordered it on your birthday, and I'd started to get a bit paranoid about it. Had it not arrived? Did you hate it and wonder how I could have such horrible taste? Had you read it before and mentioned it while we were hanging out, and I completely forgot? And then out of the blue came the notice from Amazon that they were shipping it. Gee, thanks, Amazon! I was belated, but not _that_ belated! :D