There's something exciting and wonderful sitting on my mantel today. It's been there since Wednesday, but I'm just now able to talk about it without becoming all verklempt. It's (drumroll please) a shiny crisp copy of "Dragon Slippers" by up and coming author Jessica Day George. Yes, that's right! It's my book, in all its hardcovered, slip-jacketed glory. Hot off the presses and gorgeous to behold. Is there anything better in the world?