It arrived! The book! The real one! Touchstone did an early print run to get it out to bookstores and reviewers. And it is beautiful! The cover is sumptuous and matte and rich and lovely. It wraps all the way around in a ruby red curtain sort of way. It is my favorite red.
Touchstone made the inside so lovely. The text is so pretty. Every letter looks like a letter. The recipes look like recipes. The snozberries taste like snozberries. And my tiny photo is on the back. How bizarre.
In other news, I have moved from the low country of South Carolina to the grey damp of Highgate Cemetery. I put down Pat Conroy for a minute (as I want to save the next one for the plane) and picked up Her Fearful Symmetry. It is a book that must be read in full sunlight and never before going to bed. It is that spooky.