Last week my Folio Society copy of the complete edition of Trollope’s The Duke’s Children arrived.
I photographed it, blogged about it, and then hid it from my husband.
Lovely book, but I had mixed emotions.
1. Excited, because to have a new edition of The Duke’s Children with an additional volume (Trollope wrote a four-volume novel which was published in three volumes) makes it a new book.
2. Depressed, because paperback reading copies are fine for me and I could have bought a plane ticket to Florida instead.
Then I shook the box. Where was my gift? Weren’t we supposed to get a free journal or stationery?
Well, it’s not Amazon Prime, I reminded myself. Chill. They’re British. It’s like the TLS app. Good luck with that.
When another box from the Folio Society arrived today, I wasn’t surprised. It contained my “free gift,” a notebook with the cover art from the Folio Society edition of Pushkin’s The Queen of Spades and Other Stories.
I love it! In fact, I want more notebooks, if there are any others.
So now I feel at peace. I got my book and the toy gifty book (the notebook). And since I have spent my full allotment and more for Folio Society membership, I can now sit back–whew–and enjoy the book.