This week I’m celebrating moments. Despite all the gloom and doom and bleakness in the news and what’s happening in the world, everyday this week has had nice moments for me- whether having great interactions with customers, hanging out with friends, or going to events.
I really enjoyed participating in this year’s #PB10for10. I loved reading other people’s lists and definitely want to check out lots of the books that were mentioned!
I was having a rather horrible case of the Mondays when some Readers came into the store. Their flight back to Colorado was delayed a bit and they decided to go to our store because they loved our recommendations from when they were here last time! We talked about books and bookstores and my blog. I love those kinds of connections!- From this blog’s Facebook page which is a few likes away from 60. I hope you’ll consider liking it if you haven’t yet!
I also got the chance to share my blog with a couple of people! That always cheer me up!
Discovered another Wishing Tree on my way to volunteer at the Maya Angelou Art Camp where I helped kids paint their puppet show stage!
Then, later that day, at another volunteer event, great conversations were had about the importance of books in the lives of students. I recommended Wonder and The Book Whisperer!
There will be a new YA book coming out in September that I think will be a big hit- Jackaby by William Ritter. Fans of Sherlock Holmes (especially the Benedict Cumberbatch portrayal) will enjoy this first in a series debut that mixes mystery with more than a splash of the supernatural. A runaway suddenly finds herself far away from home and working for an eccentric detective. Ghosts, banshees, and blood-thirsty monsters are just some of the things that they must deal with. Likable (and familiar feeling) characters, clever dialogue, and plenty of action make this a must-read for fall!
The publisher offered a meet-the-author dinner and it was a nice evening spent talking to the sales rep, the author, and other booksellers. But, the food… it was heavenly!
I met up with a friend who I don’t get to see as often as I should! She’s the person I’ve known the longest since moving to Portland!
On a serious note
I hope no one I know ever feels so alone and so lost and so sad that they’ll do something drastic- I don’t even want to say it- because that’s never the answer. Seek help. Life is too valuable to throw away. No one is ever unloved.
I’m glad we have this meme to focus on the positive. Thanks again to Ruth for organizing and everyone participating!
What are you celebrating this week?