Tuesday, May 6, 2014

My books wrote me?

I got a good chuckle over this email today.  I ordered a couple of books....early Mother's Day to me from Better World Books.  And this is to notify me they were shipped.

(Your book(s) asked to write you a personal note - it seemed unusual, but who are we to say no?)
Holy canasta! It's me... it's me! I can't believe it is actually me! You could have picked any of over 2 million books but you picked me! I've got to get packed! How is the weather where you live? Will I need a dust jacket? I can't believe I'm leaving Mishawaka, Indiana already - the friendly people, the Hummer plant, the Linebacker Lounge - so many memories. I don't have much time to say goodbye to everyone, but it's time to see the world!
I can't wait to meet you! You sound like such a well read person. Although, I have to say, it sure has taken you a while! I don't mean to sound ungrateful, but how would you like to spend five months sandwiched between Jane Eyre (drama queen) and Fundamentals of Thermodynamics (pyromaniac)? At least Jane was an upgrade from that stupid book on brewing beer. How many times did the ol' brewmaster have one too many and topple off our shelf at 2am?
I know the trip to meet you will be long and fraught with peril, but after the close calls I've had, I'm ready for anything (besides, some of my best friends are suspense novels). Just five months ago, I thought I was a goner. My owner was moving and couldn't take me with her. I was sure I was landfill bait until I ended up in a Better World Books book drive bin. Thanks to your socially conscious book shopping, I've found a new home. Even better, your book buying dollars are helping kids read from Brazil to Botswana.
  I have no affiliation with Better World Books, but I really enjoyed their humor.


11 comments:

  1. Someone has great sense of humor! This is a hoot! My books never write to me--they don't even call!

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  2. I love that! I've never had an email from a book I bought, this one must be really special :)

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  3. OMG!!! That is awesome!!! Love it!!

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  4. Well I sure hope you two get along when she moves in with you!

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  5. Pretty cute! You better pick her shelf mates carefully.

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  6. You & your books are going to get along fabulously! What a wonderful e-mail!

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  7. Priceless salesmanship that!
    Going to look them up right now lol

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  8. Just benefitting kids would be joyous enough, but then they are funny to boot! Thanks for sharing the note... I'm going to look them up.
    Hugs

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  9. What a hoot! Gave me a great smile and then an actual laugh- right out loud, imagine that, will you.

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  10. Better World Books sounds like a great place to shop!

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