2 journalers for this copy...
After coming away (sort of) empty handed (in terms of the NSS Unconvention) after going into 7 charity shop, 2 pubs, 2 little free libraries and 2 cafes I finally found a secondhand bookshop in Lee (Lewisham, SE London) that came up trumps! This is one of 5 books I got today to post to Edinburgh. The list of books they had was a little longer and I chose ones that had connections to things I know. In this case: Rome, ancient and modern.
Journal Entry 2
Bermondsey, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, April 16, 2021
Released 3 wks ago (4/16/2021 UTC) at Bermondsey, Greater London United Kingdom
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I am taking part in the Virtual Unconvention NSS (my first) and this is winging its way in a northerly direction after being whisked off its shelf in Halcyon Bookshop this afternoon! It’s a signed copy, no less!
Journal Entry 3
Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, April 18, 2021
FIVE! Five wish list books, have arrived in a neat wee box! An event above and way beyond any expectations as a participant in the International Un-Con 2021 NSS. (NSS = Not So Secret - book parcel exchange by post.) Huge, HUGE THANKS ETMadrid. Plus, decorated with wonderful prints of ancient to old buildings in Rotherhithe village, an excellent 100% cotton, tea towel and a hot choc in a packet! (Genius move!) Whole box akin to receiving a SURPRISE selection box of Hotel Chocolate Liquor Chocolates = BEAMING GRINS! Sumptuously rich pickings that are going to last a good long while. Grinning from ear to ear in the capital of Tartanland.
Saylor, Steven – Rubicon Brilliant a chance to dive into the life of Gordianus the finder, its been ages since I have, so great to do so again. OK, yes, I have been reading these as I come across them so who’s to say how long this will be on a TBR pile. Got to say, what a time period to get to grips with – civil war in the Roman Empire, and there is always some delightfully quirky humour in Saylor’s tales. Perhaps I’ll be digging this out of the TBR pile before you can say Easter egg!
COMPLETE LIST OF WISHLIST TITLES FROM BOOKCROSSER ETMadrid;
• In the Kingdom of Mists (Claude Monet #1) – Jakeman, Jane
• Justice Hall (Russell & Holmes 6) – King, Laurie R
• From This Day Forward –L’Engle, Madeleine
• Rubicon – Saylor, Steven
• Water-Blue Eyes (Leo Caldas #1) – Villar, Domingo
GOSH & GASP! My NSS PARCEL did arrive on Saturday! It delighted me by waiting on my doormat to be discovered as I left to buy milk in the evening. Could have been that the postie made too soft a knock I missed when the radio was on loud, or perhaps the postie didn’t knock? Sometimes these sweet young posties don’t imagine my door bell actually works, perhaps as it looks so old? (As well it might of course, as the building is over 100 years old.) To finish, again HUGE THANKS ETMadrid.