Luckily, the availability date was a mere three days from the date I finished the first book. But on that day the book was still in the Powell’s warehouse. So I marched over and asked them how I could get the book from the warehouse to my own hands and the nice lady arranged for it to be transferred. She even patiently listened to my story of woe: finished first book/next book not out yet. Apparently she hears that tale a lot. How do I know this? “I hear that a lot.” she told me.
So it was that a few days later I ran over to Powell’s at 9:00am and picked up my book. And so it was I began reading the book during my lunch break. And so it was I finished the book by the evening’s end. And thus came to pass, that I lent the books out. And thus came to pass that a lot of teachers at a certain school in which I work also became fans.
I hate this cover, by the way. HATE IT.