I can’t believe how fast the holiday has flown by. As phone and email work on the day before Thanksgiving and on Thanksgiving is fruitless work, I did manage to finish reading two books that have been on my list a long time. I likely won’t make my goal of 50 books by the end of the year, but it looks like I’ll be in the thirties anyway. The first book was Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The second was Marquez’ Love in the Time of Cholera. Both readings overwhelmed and refreshed me. I think the reads did my head some good.
This morning, I drove to the Slidell Sam’s Club and had my signing there. I had a near sell-out. Lots of traffic, but I definitely have decided that I like bookstores better. Anyone in a bookstore is there (for one reason or another) because of books. Not so in Sam’s Clubs. I was scheduled for Gulfport Sam’s Club this afternoon, but they couldn’t find my (nor the author who was before me) books again. Good thing I called. Good thing I packed up all my things and loaded them into my SUV, just on a hunch that something might go wrong with schedule. This snaffu butchered my schedule. I HATE wasting time because of someone else’s ineptness. I’ll just spend the night near New Orleans rather than drive back to my daughter’s in Ocean Springs where I stayed the past two nights. Tomorrow, I’m at the Kenner Sam’s and at the Harvey Sam’s. From there, I’ll drive on back to Monroe. Traffic is horrendous down here in New Orleans. Drive safe, wherever you are.