Thursday, March 21, 2013
Look What I Won! (Forgotten Bookmarks!)
It's easy to feel unlucky in the art of winning prizes and awards. Those pesky odds. When I left a comment to enter one of Forgotten Bookmarks' giveaways, I held little hope of actually winning. I don't enter there often, but I couldn't resist trying when he offered an old etiquette book.
After entering the contest I promptly fell into a fever-induced state of forgetfulness about the whole thing, making me completely miss out on the whole state of anticipation. Imagine my shock then, when - still in a feverish frame of mind - I tried to comprehend the email I received telling me I'd won the book!
Manners, Culture & Dress is packed with wonderfully helpful tidbits, from directions for removing freckles to Trifling With a Man's Feelings. Imagine a time when peer pressure was so intense that there were scores of books offering guidance and assistance...oh wait, that applies to the current day also, doesn't it? Somehow, the social anxiety of a bygone era seems so much simpler and quaint.
Anyhow, thanks to Michael at Forgotten Bookmarks for the lovely book - such a treat!