Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I Didn't Meet Debbie Macomber...

...but I did get to meet Clifford! And he is a honey. Debbie is speaking at a ticketed luncheon tomorrow, and I didn't think ahead to buy a ticket. She may be doing a book signing, too, but the lines for famous authors are long and require more standing than I can do right now. 


And Bobby Deen. He is a honey and a cutie. I attended a session moderated by Sam Sifton, of the New York Times, with David Venable of QVC and Bobby. What complete fun! On behalf of all of us in Buttercupland, I told him how much we like his mom. I was pretty sure I could take that liberty. 

And Peter Brown, illustrator, par excellence, who signed a copy of his new book "Creepy Carrots," for me.  

Yes, it's wild, hectic and crowded and the food is so over-priced, even for a New Yorker. A cup of coffee was $3.50, but when you're desperate for a cup of coffee...But I am having such a good time. The book show is primarily for book stores, publishers, book reviewers and folks who make their livings in the book business. I am thrilled that my registration for BlogWorld included admission to BookExpo. 

In the past I've had a number of jobs in the book business and I have some regrets about not pursuing that path professionally. Throughout the day I was asked what I did and the first thing that popped into my head was "book blogger."  Long-time readers know I don't blog about books very much, and I've felt insecure about writing about books because I wasn't a book professional. But books and discussing them is something I love. I don't intend to turn Buttercupland into a book blog, but there are more books to come in the future of Buttercupland.

Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!

10 comments:

Denise D Hammond, CGFM-Retired said...

That sounds like a lot of fun. My very first job was in the bookshop of the old JL Hudson Company in Detroit. And any place I am, a book is not far behind. Enjoy the show, but take care. I'll be thinking about you.

Chatty Crone said...

How much fun was that - I love Clifford. sandie

Nellie said...

How much fun that must have been! I wish I could have gone along!

Country Dreaming said...

Glad you are having fun.

Melinda

TARYTERRE said...

I am impressed with Clifford. He's the real deal. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed hearing about the BOOK EXPO. I love books. Have them stacked everywhere all over my house and hundreds more on my Kindle. To be in the company of such GOOD people in an industry you adore, is AWESOME. ENJOY!

Amrita said...

Wow this is great!

peggy said...

I can't imagine how much you must have loved this event. How wonderful to do something like this! Love book-talk-blogging.

Theresa said...

Oh GIRL, you are having the best time up there:) Can't wait to see what today brings in your exciting life! HUGS!

Ms Sparrow said...

You get to do the most wonderful things!

Susie said...

Buttercup, Clifford the big red dog, is from Kokomo, In. the town just north of where I live. they have a sign at the edge of town about it. Too bad about not getting to see debbie. Smiles, Susie