Thanks giving days 12-13

Yesterday (and every day), I was grateful for my wonderful nephews who fill my life with intelligent, thought provoking questions and ideas. It was their birthday yesterday (I can’t believe they’re 7!) and I cherish them as much as I did the day they were born.

Today I’m thankful that this book exists.  I mean, check out this description:

Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she’s a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.

Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire — and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.

With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London’s high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?

SOULLESS is a comedy of manners set in Victorian London: full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.

Now this is my kind of vampire book.   It makes me happy to even consider reading it, and even happier that someone read the description and thought, “That sounds like a Maryanne kind of book.” And best of all, it’s available on the haunted Kindle.  So thanks, Jamie, for sending me the link.

I’m really blessed to have people in my life who understand my particular (and sometimes peculiar) taste, even when I can’t always pin it down. My mother-in-law is great at this, as is Bruce — he’s the king of finding things I didn’t know existed but are absolutely essential to my life (but that other people would probably think were weird). For example,  stuffed Katamari people? PERFECT.

What are you thankful for today?

5 thoughts on “Thanks giving days 12-13

  1. Hilary on

    I love that description. And what good book ISN’T full of dirigibles?!
    I’m thankful for this post because it made me smile.

  2. Maryanne on

    I know, Hil! The dirigibles were really what pushed it over the edge for me too.

  3. I’ll bite (and blame my ignorance on modern education and a concussion)…what’s a dirigible? Oh, and I’m thankful for modern medicine today 🙂

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