A Mystery Wrapped Within An Enigma

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).


  1. Do you hear the faint 'Twilight Zone' music playing in the background???? Maybe your pea is really a brilliant mastermind and messing w/ her mommy's sanity ;)

  2. What a fun mystery! I once worked at the mall. Upon going to my car at the end of the day, I found a book waiting for me on my windshield. Never found out who put it there.

  3. Tess--Well, he is a genius.... :)

    Bethany--Oooh! Secret admirer--that's so much fun. And maybe just a little creepy.

  4. Hi Karen,
    I'm glad you have found yourself in possession of Ron Hall and Denver Moore's "Same Kind of Different As Me"! If you enjoy it and would like to learn more about the story, I would like to send you a complimentary copy of Ron and Denver's newly released "What Difference Do It Make?" which updates readers on their activity since the first book came out. Please contact me with your mailing address if you are interested in receiving a complimentary copy of the new book for review on your site at your convenience.


    Jodi Hughes

  5. Jodi,
    Thanks for dropping by! I will e-mail you about that shortly.

  6. Let me know what you think of Same Kind of Different - I have the book but haven't read it yet. :)

  7. I hope some new books start popping up in my couch cushions. If I have to read Where is Baby's Pumpkin one more time, my head might explode. I could also use an amazon.com secret admirer. Win-win.

  8. I think I know the answer if you'd like me to spill the beans and ruin the fun.

  9. KRISTIN!!! Thank you so much! You're a sneaky one, you. :)

  10. hmmmm, its a sign of something - right?

  11. Shannon--will do! It was Kristin's favorite book from this last year, so I can't wait to read it. I'm going on a little trip next week...it might need to be my takealong.

    LiLa--I have a few of those, too. :) Red Truck is a tow truck, a work truck not a show truck...

    Shelli--Yep. It's a sign that my friend Kristin is AWESOME. :)