Ransom Riggs loves me… sort of

Several months ago, I wrote a sort-of review of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. I loved that book and I’ve been tapping my foot in impatience for the second installment (he’s releasing his third book some time this month but it’s non-fiction) since that post. Where is it Ransom Riggs? I still don’t have a copy, by the way, and I don’t do well with waiting.

Anyway, after posting my rather positive opinion on the hauntingly delightful bestseller, someone from Quirk Books, Ransom Riggs’ publisher, replied. At first I thought it was a joke. I’ve fallen into scams on more than one occasion before, but nothing too serious. He gave me his e-mail address, telling me to leave him a message. After some contemplation (about 10 minutes), I decided to go for it. There was no nudity, I didn’t have to give any money; I didn’t have to reveal any personal information. He had a Quirk Books e-mail and that validated my decision. Pretty soon, we were exchanging messages and he told me he was sending me an autographed poster. A whoop and a yell! I replied saying that I was from the Philippines which could present some issues with the shipping and he gallantly told me it would be no problem although it might take a bit more time.

Truth be told, I had totally forgotten about it. That conversation was in July and after anticipating the mail for a week, I realized I had other things to do. Last week, when our security guard handed me a large envelope, I ignored it until I caught a glimpse of my name. I’m part of the generation which only knows about snail mail in theory. Let me just say that the feeling of receiving something in the mail that’s not billing or an ad or a subscription is indescribable. Snail mail is a long lost art and I’ve forgotten what it felt like. Or rather, I’m not really sure what it’s supposed to feel like.

ImageThe second best thing about this poster? It came in a cushioned, bubble-wrapped envelope! BUBBLE-WRAP! God’s greatest invention to relieve stress!


Ransom Riggs, where is your next Miss Peregrine book? I miss Jacob already!


6 responses to “Ransom Riggs loves me… sort of

  1. THAT’S SO AWESOOOME, I WANNA SEE! :DDD I finished the book about two weeks ago, and I can’t wait for the next one!

    • Allie! where’s your autographed Christina Ricci photo from Grade 2???

      IKR! Sobrang bitin grabe!!! Mas bitin pa sa Goblet of Fire!

      • I can’t believe you remember that, even I forgot about it na!!! I don’t have it na though, I think it got thrown out during one of our house general cleanings! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  2. Lucky, lucky!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Nasa 2012 book list ko to. Maganda ba? ๐Ÿ™‚ I didn’t know it was part of a series!

    • Oo maganda!!! Nakakaadik Pero sobrang Bitin! I have a review a few posts back! Feeling Ko series sa sobrang Bitin! I have the ebook if u want and the book book!

      • Oh no… Ayoko ng nabibitin hahaha!!! Sige I will look for your review before reading. ๐Ÿ™‚ Meron din ako ebook! Thank you anyway ๐Ÿ™‚

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