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Book Country Is Around Here Somewhere

September 22, 2008

I always, always get lost in Central Park.  Always.  And yet again, I didn’t bring a map.  Even though I was looking for an obscure spot in the center of the park that very few people had ever heard of.  I’m still not sure what the most direct route is to the Literary Walk.  Or what paths, exactly, I took.  I walked miles!

On the plus side, it was a lovely day for a ramble.  I rambled.  Once I found New York Is Book Country, it was excellent.  I picked up a few books.  And “I’m a book reviewer and book blogger” commands more respect than I expected.  I bought a few, grabbed a few catalogues to trawl for ARCs, and business cards flew back and forth.  Small publishers, not-so-small, Books of Wonder, authors signing books!

And then I ran into friends, Lisa and Em, and Em’s dog Cody.   While heading out of the park to watch football, I ran into more college friends: Dave and Shelley, who I haven’t seen in ages, despite living in the same city.  Turns out they were headed to John’s birthday picnic!

At that point, football became much less interesting.   A friend had made John a stunning cake, in the shape of a dragon, and there were many other tasty things to share, news to catch up on… and for an hour or two, I was girl in the sunshine, neither book reviewer nor football fan.  It was an excellent Sunday, full of chance working in my favor.

I will post pics soon.

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  1. September 22, 2008 3:04 pm

    I used to love NY is book country, but I’ve forgotten it two years in a row. 😦 It’s always a lot of fun.

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