[LMB] A message from a book OT:

M R Dolbear fm little.egret at dolbear.fastmail.fm
Fri Feb 23 00:51:33 GMT 2018


{copied from Usenet rec.arts.sf.written}

From: a425couple 
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018

A message from my latest purchase.
Kind of cute and interesting.
So, what if our sci-fi books could actually write to us?

From: "Better World Books" <do_not_reply at betterworldbooks.com>
Date: Feb 21, 2018 9:40 PM
Subject: Your order has been shipped!
To: %%%%%%%%%

Hello %%%%%,

(Your book(s) 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, I've been asked to brief you on a few things:

We sent your order to the following address:
%%
%%
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USA

We provide quick shipping service to all our customers. You chose 
shipping, and your book should arrive within 4 - 14 business days.

The tracking reference number is 924199014%%%%; you can check this 
number at https://www.usps.com/.

You can view your order details (including multiple shipments and 
tracking where applicable) here: 
https://www.betterworldbooks.com/orderstatus.aspx?OrderNumber=13800408&PostalCode=98036

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact my friends at 
Customer Care by submitting a ticket. If you could please include your 
order number (13800408) that would be very helpful.

Eagerly awaiting our meeting,
=========================

-- 
Little Egret by email
Michael Dolbear in Walton-on-Thames


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