Late as always ... it's laughingly (I hope) called "Reyes time" by our reading
group and friends, but I blame trying to fit too much in a short period of time.
Of course, when I do show up on time, or, gasp, EARLY, I hear it from them too.
Some people you can never make happy!
Tonight is our monthly book
club meeting, and since it's at my house, I also have to get ready. In this case
make sure the menu is on track, the people coming, and, oh, yeah, the book read.
But that isn't usually a problem with me, because I love to read and am
fortunate enough to have friends who love to share good books I may have missed.
I really believe the sharing of opinions is the best part of a book club. Well,
the getting together a couple of times per month is great fun too! I'll admit to
enjoying spending time with fellow readers.
past week-end I managed to squeeze in three great reader events: first was a
signing with Lisa
and her sister Nancy Bush
. They flew in
from Oregon for the grand opening festivities at the new independent book store
in our area: Legacy Books. A new independent is a cool thing in the Dallas area.
We haven't had one in YEARS!!! And Legacy is not a cozy little used/new book
store but a splashy contemporary place. With a cafe. And they serve wine. Maybe
beer too, but I'm not a beer drinker so I'm not sure. Anyway, best of all, they
have wireless so I have an excuse to hang out and work and very comfortable
chairs with good lighting to read by. PLUS a good selection of books. After all,
isn't that what a book store should have?
My second event was the
launch celebration of Candace Haven's THE DEMON KING AND I
Hurst. Yup, a fast 50 mile or so drive across town and after getting stuck in
the mall parking lots I did manage to make the last 10 minutes in time to get photos
. THere had been a
crowd every one was eager to tell me, and there were only five books
left...except if I wanted to download a kindle version. Course, it would help if
I had a kindle (hint hint). But I didn't miss the next event -- the book party.
You know, when you hang out with friends and the author at a good Tex-Mex
restaurant after the signing and talk books! Margaritas, books and friends to
talk books with.
/>But I'm supposed to be talking about book clubs, so let me get back on track.
Tonight our guest via the telephone is Linda Howard
. We'll be
talking about her latest book, DEATH ANGEL
. But trust me
the conversation will wander all over. we'll talk about the one book most of our
group loved -- we have one hold out but we won't name names *grin* That book is
. So this will
be a special book club meeting. It's not often...like NEVER ... we all agree on
a book. So I think a celebration is definitely in order.
Now the only
decision to make is...celebrate with wine, diet Dr. Pepper or coffee? Definitely
Sara ReyesDFW Tea
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