Did I tell you? Guess not. The second volume of Patrick Ness's Chaos Walking series, The Ask and the Answer, arrived by Australia Post. Contrary to the strange email from the US Postal Service a week ago, I didn't after all have to collect it in person from their Undelivered Mail office. Hooray. All credit to the bookseller, who had offered to send another copy in the event that the first failed to make it. The final link in the chain was Wayne the Postie who left the package propped against my side door ("the yellow door") knowing perfectly well that nobody ever uses the front door. My bedtime reading is safe for a little longer.