Me: Oooh, honey, check to see if Victoria's there today.
Him: Didn't you say she's not out until tomorrow?
Me: Well yeah, but that doesn't mean she won't be on the shelf. Oooh, look, there she is!
Him: Don't you already have about a million books you're supposed to be reading?
Me: Yes, but I don't have this one. It's Victoria Dahl!
Him: Yes, dear.
Me: Too late, it's already in the cart! You can't put it back!
And since I had to read the whole thing last night in one sitting, this is how I came to ring in the new year with Victoria Dahl. Or, y'know, her newest book, because in spite of how it sounds in our conversation, it wasn't actually her sitting on the shelf in the bookstore. (That probably would have been fun, too...)