Happy World Book Day!
Happy World Book Day — and happy birthday to Shakespeare! If you are kind of a Shakespeare nerd like me, one day when the world is open again, I highly recommend visiting the new Shakespeare’s Globe in London. It made me sooooooo ridiculously happy.
Sunny: It’s World Book Day! Hooray!
Tsunami: Oh, I KNOW.
Sunny: I am going to celebrate by reading my favorite book, Anne-nemone of Green Corals, about a plucky orphan SeaWing with a big imagination and a positive attitude!
Tsunami: I am going to celebrate by not murdering Starflight.
Sunny: …was that…on the agenda before?
Tsunami: HAVE YOU SEEN THE LIBRARY TODAY?
Clay: Hey guys, eight more boxes of scrolls just arrived! Didn’t we get like fifteen already this morning? Or did I hunger-hallucinate them?
Peril: I have a question ALSO, which is, exactly who thinks filling the caves I’m stuck in with lots of flammable things is a good idea?
Sunny: Listen, Starflight is panic-buying scrolls from all his favorite independent bookstores, to make sure they survive the pandemic/quarantine/shutdown. It’s a coping mechanism and a mitzvah, Tsunami, be nice to him.
Tsunami (yelling down the hallway): STARFLIGHT! THERE ARE NO STUDENTS HERE RIGHT NOW! WHY ARE YOU RESTOCKING THE LIBRARY LIKE A MANIC SQUID-BRAIN?! WE DO NOT NEED 8,000 NEW SCROLLS!
Starflight (yelling back): They’re not for the students! They’re allllllll for meeeeeeeeee…
Tsunami: ALL of these? Wait, how long do you think this is going to go on for? Long enough to read ALL THESE SCROLLS? AAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH.
Sunny: Clay, I think we’re going to need some bigger muffins.
In this scenario, I am very much the Starflight, because buying books is basically my comfort food now that I am almost out of Ben & Jerry’s and have to regard any cookies from my husband with deep suspicion. 😉
These are some of the ones I’ve ordered recently and I’m SO excited about them!:
I’ve met Sarah Jean Horwitz and Blair Thornburgh at events/writing retreats and they are both the very coolest, plus who could resist “a contemporary take on Sense and Sensibility” (Ordinary Girls) or “a 12-year-old has to become a Dark Lord” (The Dark Lord Clementine)?
Rainbow Dog thinks I should start with Once & Future, though, because it has been described to me as a genderbent King Arthur retelling with spaceships and I am SO HERE FOR THAT YES PLEASE GIVE IT.
We shall see — I’m trying to train my children to do their schoolwork and THEN reward themselves, by modeling that I am over here, writing my book, totally focused, certainly not sneaking off to read my new exciting stash of novels, no sir. 😉
I did accomplish one thing today, though! I joined Instagram! Why did I do this? Is it a good idea? Maybe because I find Facebook kind of overwhelming and sinister (not YOU on Facebook, of course; YOU are lovely, it’s Facebook itself that worries me!), and I hear this “Instagram” is the happy place? HMMMM. Mostly, though, because I miss you all and thought maybe I could fling pictures of puppies and books and dragon art at you, and that would be fun. 🙂
Also maybe I can figure out Instagram Live and we can all hang out one day? Not, like, tomorrow — I have to wrap my head around all this HIGHFALUTIN’ NEWFANGLED TECHNOGADGETRY first. 😉 But if you’d like to come link up with me, now you can find me there, and please forgive me if it takes me a while to figure out “stories” (these are not the stories I am used to!) and “buttons” and all these mystery symbols. (Let’s see what happens if I click on this ACK WHY IS INSTAGRAM ACCESSING MY MICROPHONE did I just inadvertently share my children’s latest fight with the ENTIRE UNIVERSE ACK!)
Last thing: two more lovely wonderful indie bookstores!
The Bookworm in Omaha, Nebraska
Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, North Carolina
Virtual hugs to all of you! More soon! 🙂