After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Friday, October 10, 2008

I just had a treat! I got to meet Brunonia Barry!

My sister and I are sitting, right now, at the House of the Seven Gables in Salem, MA waiting to take the tour of the house. I also just got done talking to Brunonia Barry, author of The Lace Reader, in the museum gift shop!

Brunonia Barry had been doing a signing at the Borders in Portland the night before I arrived in town and I was very bitter that I was missing a chance to meet her here. I shipped my book out to my sister and she was gracious enough to take it to the store to have it signed for me.

We had no idea that Brunonia Barry was going to be in Salem today! My sister and I had already planned a trip to Salem for sightseeing and had just wandered over to the House of the Seven Gables to take a tour when we overheard someone saying that Brunonia Barry was in the garden. We purchased our tickets and marched into the garden, but no luck. Thinking we'd missed her, we went to the gift shop and there she was! It was providence! We spoke for a few moments and I told her that I'd be seeing her in Ann Arbor when she was going to be there later in the month (found that out after I sent my book to my sister). She was completely gracious and very pleasnt to talk to, even after I accosted her in the gift shop. I'm looking forward to meeting her again!

OK, the tours about to start. I'll write more later!

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