Today in the mail I received a package! Now, normally, this would please me so. HowEVER. The contents of this package want to enrage me.
"What? What could be so bad? What IS it S4J?"
It is 2 books. One of them contains, "Four complete novels from the Heart of Colonial America"
In preparation for my trip to the Amish Country, I have been boning up on tragic Amish fiction. So this book does not bode well for the home renovation process. Perhaps I could read with one hand and stain cabinets with the other.
But this is not the worst of the contents. "NO??" No! People, I tell you - there is a naughty girl among us! The other book in the package is the first book in a SERIES. YES! You read me right! The FIRST. In a SERIES. You might be thinking, "Oh - how fun! A series." Sure, series' are all well and good WHEN YOU HAVE THEM ALL. I cannot tolerate cliffhangers. They actually cause me chagrin. (Did I use that right?). So - are ALL the books in the series contained in the package? No. I repeat. NO.
Perhaps I am over-reacting. Perhaps what I need to do is call up naughty girl and ask her if this is a self-contained first book of the series, or am I going to have to wait until the next book to find out about key happenings of key characters. I can't read the book MYSELF to find out because if I do and it is not self-contained then I will have to spend some time in chagrin.
Treachery. That's what it is.