Well it has come and gone. I received the email last week that my box of books arrived safe at Barnes and Noble and were ready to be picked up. Between all the snow storms we had, I still managed to drive the 20 minutes to the mall where Barnes and Noble is located.
As I mentioned in this post, "The Worst Hard Time" by Timothy Egan was the book I was awarded to hand out. Quickly opening the box, I dove right into the top copy. Wanting to read the book prior to handing them out was something I wanted to do in case someone asked how the book was or what it was about.
Just FYI, it is worth the read. Very, very good. Actually a neighbor of mine had indicated to me that not only had he read the book but also listened to it on tape when driving on a trip. He liked it that much.
It was fun being part of such a worthwhile event. First people were hesitant when trying to give them something for free ..... which I found to be sad ..... but when they realized I didn't want anything from them, they gladly accepted a copy. I hope they enjoyed the story.
Happy reading and remember to give your loved ones a hug!