I feel like I'm playing one massive game of catch-up during my free time...and shiny new books keep distracting me. Now I need to make time to actually read some of the new stories on my Kindle! This quote definitely seems to apply:
Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them...
~ Arthur Schopenhauer
And this one:
When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.
~ Desiderius Erasmus
I might also add, "And Christmas decorations!"
But that's a different post. Not that my apartment is bursting at the seams with trimmings, but I'm quite happy with my tinsel, candles, etc.
Back to books...
I got a very exciting package today!
Behold the beauty! :)
I ordered a few copies of How a Star Falls, and since I never ordered a proof copy, this is my first time seeing the novella in person. And oh my! I couldn't be happier with Lena Goldfinch's design and formatting.
The epic front cover...
The stunning back cover...
And the colorful spine, which I adore!
It's so strange to think that around this time last year, I was psyched about the cover but had no clue that the story within would turn out the way it did. How much can change in a year, and how wonderful the twists and turns in our tales can ultimately be. It's a tremendous blessing to sit in my own sweet little apartment, staring at a copy of a book that came about after experiencing uncertainty, moving away, and looking back on God's bounty and faithfulness.
Well, to wrap up for now, here's a reminder that you still have 12-ish days to enter the How a Star Falls book blast giveaway (prize = $50 Amazon.com gift card or PayPal cash). And if you read the novella for the blog tour, I'd so appreciate any reviews on Amazon!
Hopefully talk more soon about bookish and Christmas-y things!