BUT. I HAVE A MOTHER.
WHO HAS NOT USED HER FREE TRIAL.
AND WHO VERY GRACIOUSLY JUST USED HER CARD INFO TO GET ME A FREE AUDIO COPY OF LAND OF STORIES.
All cued up on the player now. Soon my ears will be bathed in heaven.
(Man, this business of wanting brand-new books is agonizing. I don't know how you live with yourselves wanting or even actually purchasing new books on a regular basis, knowing the kind of inflation rate you are paying versus waiting a few months. I mean, I'm glad you keep the book industry alive for people like me and all, but yeesh)
In other news, a poor little bird got stuck on the porch today and was fluttering itself into a frenzy at the windows in the corner of the wrong end. It was so focused on escape that I got close enough to touch it. Luckily, once I opened the door all the way it only took about 3 seconds of shooing it in that direction before it found the open path and shot back outside. Not as heroic as rescuing a beached stingray, but I like to think I've done my part for nature today.