So this year, as always, I marked my most favorite Christmas wishes on my Amazon account, per my friend Ann's wishes. I was supposed to select the books I really wanted. I picked out several off my loooong list and waited. As Christmas rolled around, Ann informed me that she went rogue and selected books on her own. Now, I get a lot of books, so I was concerened. Grated, there are books I miss, but I was worried.
I was, however, pleasantly supprised. Ann did a great job. Of course I wanted the Barbara Stanwyck bio, but I chose to give it to my BFF, Beverly. Then the copy got lost in the mail. Then it got re-ordered. Then it didn't arrive till Christmas Eve. It is finally winging its way to Alabama. I was luckier. Ann saw it on my list and bought it for me, even though it was on the list for Beverly.
The book, A Life of Barbara Stanwyck, is over 1000 pages of everything you would ever want to know about Barbara Stanwyck... until 1940. It is just Volume One! Well I know what I will be getting next Christmas!
Hey, Christmas is not Christmas until you have seen Christmas in Connecticut. For several months I watched the Western channel as they showed re-runs of The Big Valley and then they just stopped. I was bereft. So now I have this cool bio. I do admit, I really don't want to start it till I am sure volume 2 is on the way. What if I read it and want more? 1940 doesn't even get us to Christmas in Connecticut!
I don't care. I am reading it now! Thanks, Ann.