It occurred to me today that I haven't mentioned Otter Creek Used Books yet. It's an awesome, bursting-at-the-seams used bookstore in Middlebury. As fate would have it, my upstairs neighbor is the daughter of the bookstore owner, so I managed to insinuate myself into the store as a volunteer! Check another life goal off the list.
It's fascinating and inspiring to be surrounded by books (I will refrain from mentioning that if I allow myself to contemplate all the cruddy books that no one has ever heard of, nor ever read, this sort of job could be somewhat less inspiring for an unpublished writer. But I my brain would never seek out such pensive subjects...)
I wonder if mentioning something in parentheses still counts as officially mentioning it. Methinks it does. Oh well, moving on...
So I want to get better at posting covers here of books that caught my eye in the store. Yesterday I fell in love with this pulpy treat.
The heroine's name is Gray and the blurbs on the front guarantees that when you finish reading this gothic romance, there won't be, "a shiver left in the reader's spine."
Which is in no way humorously sexual. No, not in the slightest.
[Editor's Note 4/20: I must add that I picked this up at the used book store yesterday--why hasn't anyone snatched it up??--and the title is actually Fingers of Fear. Which is in no way humorously sexual. No, not in the slightest.]
Ah yes, I also promised you alpacas. Curt and I went to visit them yesterday during lunch. Sadly I was not brave enough to step into the pen without his boss (the owner), so the photos are only from outside the pen, and don't entirely give you the sense of being surrounded by Muppet aliens as I felt the other day.
The white one on the right is Claudio. He's my favorite.
Finally, there is a package waiting for me at the Post Office. It may or may not be THE BOOK I have been waiting for. I'll let you know, and post pics if it is!! Fingers crossed.