I have received two amazingly lovely things in the mail this week. The first is a brand new shiny copy of the book collection published by the University of Missouri Press, to which I contributed a chapter. I am so proud to be a part of this book collection and to have published alongside so many talented writers and fellow academics. I also have a huge thrill when I think about the fact that my name now appears in print alongside Sandra Gilbert, one of the biggest names in feminist criticism. I am totally absorbed in reading all the other essays in this collection. It is a thoroughly fascinating read, and you can buy it here.
My second wonderful surprise has been a Tiffany kiss in honour of me finishing my PhD, in the form of one of my favourite Tiffany designs: Paloma's Kiss Necklace. My friends know me all too well. Now, the year I became a doctor will be marked by this shiny new necklace.
Have you received anything lovely in the mail recently?