So I entered a contest at Penguin Canada and I won (I won!) a book that came via FedEx this week. I have read the little blurb on the back and I am excited to read and review this book – as soon as I have finished the excellent so far Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.
This is the third time I have won books. I won a couple from Goodreads contests and another from Penguin a couple of years ago. But this is the first time that a book has been sent to me via FedEx. I should know better than to use my home address, because they always try to delivery on weekdays during business hours. Anyway, I got the sticker thing on my mailbox and thus had to bribe the man with Tim Horton’s coffee to take me to the FedEx office (which is really strangely set up, if I may say so) to pick it up. Of course, I had forgotten which books I had entered to win, so it was like Christmas opening the package.
In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao plans to document the life of her great-grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more than a century. A diary is Nao’s only solace—and will touch lives in a ways she can scarcely imagine.
Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox—possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao’s drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future.
Listening to: Hurricane Waters -Citizen Cope
Watching: Orphan Black
Word Count: 560