Yeah, I’m still kind of boring over here, other than the fact that I got to have dinner with the #7 Book Club this week to chat about STAY, publishing, and the writing process. They were eager for a sequel and full of opinions as to what Diane might be up to these days. It was awesome. And I got to hear a very funny story from one of the members about trying to replace her library copy of STAY after it fell in the bathtub.
The #7 ladies (who have been meeting for about 15 years!) are amazing and hysterical, and I had a lovely time. I love the way meeting with fellow book lovers always seems to feel like a gathering of old friends even if I haven’t met them before.
Other than that and lunch with a friend it’s been all work and no play around here, with a little laundry thrown in for good measure. Oh, and my Happy Birthday-Singing Friend (HBSF) missed yesterday, so today I got both a be-lated Happy Birthday call and today’s Happy Birthday call. It was kind of awesome. I am tempted to figure out how to save all the messages to my computer and post them. I won’t, because I’m not sure HBSF would be too thrilled with it, but I am tempted.
So here’s another stab at my 100 Things List.
87. I desperately miss diner salads from downstate. The diners up here aren’t the same. I’m not saying they’re worse, or better, they just aren’t the same.
88. I just re-read The Ordinary Princess by M. M. Kaye and am so happy that it was an influence on me in my formative years.
90. I desperately miss my friends from downstate, even more than salads.
The Modern Gal says
The Ordinary Princess! I had forgotten about that book completely, but the mere mention of it made the whole thing come rushing back into my head. I LOVED that book.
Oh cool! I love that you loved it too! I don’t think I’ve ever run into anyone else who’s read it. It was just so good. And such a nice message to get as a pre-teen girl.