The countdown has begun!
Of course, since the countdown is in German, I'm not sure what we're counting down to. But whatever it might be, I'm very excited that it's begun.
I have a particular fondness for countdowns that end with ice cream, cake and fireworks. None of which I'll expect, especially because if the countdown does end with ice cream, cake and fireworks, they'll all be in Germany and I won't.
I took a train ride in Germany a long long time ago, during my cute years, and the customs inspector, or somesuch person, tried to seduce me. He positively leered (my recollection of the dialogue was something like my saying, "I'm cold," and his saying, with a leer, "I'll keep you warm." Which he had to have said in English, since the only German I know is pfeffer. Also, I shared a compartment with an actual smuggler. What a trip).
On a totally different subject, I really wish my three books, Life As We Knew It, the dead and the gone, and This World We Live In had a unifying label. Amazon has taken to calling TW,
The Last Survivors, Book 3 (Hardcover). The Last Survivors is the UK title for the trilogy. Amazon calls the hardcover of d&g The Last Survivors, Book 2 (Hardcover). In paperback, it's just The Dead and the Gone (Paperback). LAWKI, in hardcover and paperback, doesn't rank as a survivor first, last, or always.
Meanwhile Barnes & Noble thinks of LAWKI paperback as Life As We Knew It Series #1 and d&g paperback as Life As We Knew It Series and TW as nothing but This World We Live In.
To further muddy the waters, Wikipedia refers to LAWKI and d&g as being part of the "Moon Crash Trilogy." That's the name I came up with, but I absolutely swear on heads of German customs inspectors that I didn't write either article. I didn't even ask anyone I know to write them.
And some people just call the books, "the moon books" or "the moon trilogy." Or don't call them anything at all.
Speaking of names and numbers, thanks to all of you who've answered my poll questions about bookplates. It's looking like I'll be ordering more plates, but I won't make the official announcement until I have them to mail out (and that will take a little while). So hold off on the email requests until I have something to send (and the stamps to send it with).
I am now going to return to my very own countdown and guess some more about what it's counting down to. If ice cream, cake, fireworks and pfeffer are involved, I'll certainly let you know!