About a month ago, I woke up in the middle of the night and was browsing events at one of the local independent bookstores. When I woke up fully, the next morning, I found that I had apparently registered for an event, and purchased two books! Thankfully, it was for a day that I didn’t have anything on the calendar.
I knew nothing about the author, and didn’t really have an idea about what the books were about, but, they were books.
The night before the event, I received an email with instructions, and reminding me that it was just a book signing, not an author talk.
I headed out early to the event and decided to visit a library that I hadn’t been inside. I dropped off some library books and looked around. I ended up interviewing the security guard. They put security into 8 branches starting in January. Interesting. Nice guy to chat with.
I took myself to dinner nearby and put the leftovers in my car. I headed to the bookstore from there.
I arrived at the event and got in line. The line was very long even though I arrived almost a half hour early. It moved fairly quickly for the number of people in the line.
I received my books and a bonus book with little games to play while waiting. I didn’t read it since I was busy people and book watching.
I was mentally shopping, but was being good, since I’m not supposed to be shopping until I get some of my book stack books completed. I did take some photos to put on my tbr list.
When I got to the front of the line, the author took my books to sign and started chatting. She spotted my sweatshirt which said, “don’t take me to a bookstore unless you’re willing to drag me out.” She told me with a sweatshirt like that, I must have a book recommendation for her. I recommended City of Girls to her. She had it and was planning on reading it soon.
I had my photo taken with the author and her boyfriend. Then I headed out on my way.