A couple of days ago I bought some books from betterworldbooks.. I had heard of them through bookcrossing and after I wasn’t able to find what I was looking for at my usual book addict haunt I thought I would give them a go. Books from the bargain bin are $3 each (assuming you buy five) and shipping is $3 something per item (or free if you live in the states).. Funds go to raising money for world literacy which is pretty excellent.. anyway.. this morning I woke up and found this is my email inbox and it made me giggle so I thought I would share:

Hello Nikki,

(Your book 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.

But hey, enough about me.

Eagerly awaiting our meeting,

Luke is always picking on me about my ability to give a personality to just about anything we own (this is one of the reasons I am a vegetarian!) from our car (Bilbo) to our giant beanbag (Freddie) to lamp post in our front yard (Maude) so the idea of my new book being excited to meet me tickled my fancy.

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