Oh my goodness. I was invited to attend the Book Babes Book Club in Hot Springs on Monday and looky who was there—Barbie, Ken plus Gracie Lee! Well, I represented Gracie Lee, of course, but Cathy S (who invited me several months ago) brought along her original Barbie and Ken (and a second Barbie).
Ken was always the man with a Barbie on each arm.
Cathy went above and beyond not only by inviting Barbie and Ken, but take a look at these bicycle bookends! The books displayed between the bookends are all books I referenced in The Accidental Salvation of Gracie Lee.
What attention to detail. I love this so much.
I believe this was the 11th or 12th book club I’ve been invited to attend when my book was being discussed. I’ve been blown away by each one. This one was particularly enjoyable. Monica, the host for the night, has a gorgeous home. She made amazing soup!!! (and gave me the recipe because I may have begged). I did a reading and everyone laughed in all the right places. That’s always a relief.
Donna V made Nana’s Strawberry Cake. (We thought it was cool that she carried my Nana’s cake in her Grandmother’s vintage cake carrier.) I feel certain that Nana is happy that every book club I’ve attended has served her strawberry cake.
Thank you Cathy, Monica, Donna and the entire group of Hot Springs Book Babes.
The bookends came home with me. Like I said, blown away! Here they are at home on my writing desk. (The pedals really turn.) Must find Barbie & Ken…
Oh and one more thing. One of the book club members had checked Accidental Salvation out from the library. SO, I got to see my book as a bonafide Garland County library book with the card thingy in front and everything. In fact, if you’ll note, it was due back on November 8. My book was an overdue library book. Haha, so cool.
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