Two book-related mysteries have occurred in the last week. This afternoon, I found a book stuck between the cushions of the Pea's rocker. The puzzler? I had never seen it before in my life. Not like "Oh, hello there, Baby Einstein Touch & Feel Board Book, it's been awhile." No, no. Do not be deceived. I have really, truly never laid eyes on this book to my knowledge before today.
The second mystery arrived in the mail two weeks ago. From Amazon.com with no gift tag, invoice, or paperwork of any form...Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore.
It really weirded Hubbykins out because it was addressed to me, and I don't know if I even have an Amazon account. We always use his. He double-checked our credit card, paypal, everything. No accidental purchase. So if the person who sent me this book is out there reading this...thank you.
The first incident is likely a result of a bad case of momnesia. The second still has me scratching my head.
On a final note, the follower giveaway contest is coming up shortly. I'm going to offer opportunities for more chances if you follow my sister Ellen's blog, and I want to hurry up and have the contest so I look like the philanthropic little sister before she has twice as many followers as I do (as she inevitably will...by the end of next week).
A Mystery Wrapped Within An Enigma
My name's Karen Akins. And my debut YA sci-fi novel LOOP is coming out October 21, 2014 with St. Martin's Press. It's all sorts of time travelly goodness. I'm a self-professed geek--also a wife to Hubbykins, a mom to the Pea and Boo, and a follower of Jesus. And, occasionally, I find time to vacuum. I'm repped by the marvelous Victoria Marini at Gelfman Schneider Literary Agency.