It’s been a really long time since I’ve written an Observations piece…over two months ago to be precise. I don’t want you to think I’ve become less observant tho…no…I’ve just been crazy busy. Things are starting to calm down a little, and I was struck by a word a little over a week ago that I haven’t been able to get out of my mind. The word got me to thinking, and the next thing you know I wanted to write about it…so here I go…
Connection…that was the word. I read a post that was written by my friend, Diana Murdock, called “It’s All In the Mind’s Eye“, and at the end of the second paragraph there it was in the form of a question: “What a cool connection, right?”
Do you ever think about all the connections you make because of a book or an author? Lemme give you some personal examples, starting with Diana…
We’ve become friends through twitter and Bookish. We’ve both lived in California, but neither of us do now. A while back I recommended Gabriel’s Inferno to her, and she finally had some free time to begin reading it…Yay! She commented on my GI tour and I have to agree with her that being able to actually see the places in the book enhanced it for me in a very special way. She lives in Idaho now and is writing a YA book called Souled which is set in Sandpoint, Idaho. I was there years ago on a family camping trip, and I can tell you it was absolutely gorgeous…Connections.
Last July after I read GI and loved it…I began to follow SR on twitter…I was a little shy at first, but he was always very nice to me, and I became less shy pretty quickly. I also made a lot new friends on twitter because of and through him…two of them later joined Bookish Temptations …Elena and Morgan…Connections.
Part of the setting for Gabriel’s Rapture takes place in Boston, Ma. I lived in Quincy,Ma. which is about 20-30 minutes from there for three years, and if you love American history like I do it’s a great place to be. The city of Boston offers more than just history tho. There’s always fun things going on, and plenty to do and see. I still love parades and they throw a fantastic St. Patrick’s Day parade I must say, and the St. Anthony’s Feast is a street festival not to be missed. O…and my two oldest children were born there…Connections.
I just finished reading a book as I write this post called Grave Refrain by Sarah M. Glover. The book is set in San Francisco…guess where I’m from?!? Right across the bay from that glorious city. Even tho I moved away a long time ago it will always be home for me in my heart. My friends and I use to drive or take BART there several times a week to hang out. Also, there’s a band in the book…guess who worked for a band that played in and around San Francisco?!? Yep, that would be me…ok, ok…I also dated the bass player in that band, so I know a lot about both the good and the ugly of that industry and lifestyle…Connections.
Those are just a few of my book/author connections…now tell me some of yours…
FYI-I’ll be reviewing Grave Refrain and there will be a Sexy Sentence Saturday post based on it as well next Saturday, June 9th. I’ll also have an interview with and a guest post by Sarah in the next few weeks.