It’s too late to get it to arrive in time, but if you’re like me (or even if you’re not), sometimes you, ahem, don’t quite plan things out for arrival times to coincide with the actual day of celebration.

(At this point, my moms (yes, I have a few — don’t be jealous, some people need a few moms!) are laughing. Loudly.)

On Friday, after a particularly rough week that left me alone with the kids while my husband traveled half the country away for a funeral, Karen Edmisten‘s new book, The Rosary: Keeping Company with Jesus and Mary, arrived on my doorstep thanks to Amazon’s preorder feature. (Karen told me in an email that she hadn’t gotten her copies yet!)

Now, I had some time, since Bob was out of town, to devour it more than halfway on Friday night. This morning, thanks to the wonder of a toddler going back to a sleeping-in state and my promise to my husband that we could go to late Mass since he got in from the airport after midnight, I finished it.

My friends, this is one of the best books I have ever read. Can I say that again? This is one of the best books I have ever read. Have you gone to order your copy? I’ll say more later this week, in a more cognizant and (hopefully) well-written review. But I can’t resist giving it a plug today.

You’d probably better order two copies: one for yourself and one for your mom. It won’t make it for Mother’s Day, but your mom won’t mind.