Connnneccticcut

I’ve always had trouble spelling the name of this state.

New thing of the day: I flew on Independence Air, a small airline that flies between smaller cities. Cool thing about this company: their stupid safety instructions (like showing you how to buckle your seat belt) are delivered by comedian Dennis Miller who manages to be both snarky (“If the oxygen bag comes down from the overhead panel, it’s a sign that you are having a bad day.”) and informational. That was neat.

I visited two bookstores and snuck in two walks on a beautiful spring day. It’s hard to top that.

Stop one was Dandy Tales in New Canaan. I think the official colors of New Canaan are pink and lime green. Dandy Tales is their official children’s bookstore. It has only been open since August and already has a loyal following of kids and teens.

Image hosted by TinyPic.com Some of the teenagers who came out.

Image hosted by TinyPic.com Taylor made cookies.

From the Land of Pink and Green (and Cookies) I went to Greenwich, to Diane’s Books. Wow. Just wow. It’s one of those bookstores that smells great and feels cozy and you find yourself praying for a freak blizzard that will strand you there for three weeks or so. We had a great crowd, including members of the Danbury Daughter-Mother Book Club who read PROM and kindly gave me a list of their discussion questions.

Image hosted by TinyPic.com Crowd to my left.

Image hosted by TinyPic.com Crowd to my left.

Image hosted by TinyPic.com Lauren and Elizabeth from Rye, NY who asked lots of questions and took notes and probably earned enough extra credit points to get them through high school.

Tomorrow I head west again:

1pm Andersonโ€™s, 120 W. Jefferson, Naperville, IL 630-355-2665

7-9pm Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore, Eck Center, Notre Dame, IN, 574-631-6320

On Friday night I’ll be in Indianapolis. Saturday is the big blow-out at The River’s End bookstore in Oswego, NY.

39 Replies to “Connnneccticcut”

  1. oh noo

    oh noo if i had known you were going to be in new canaan i would have come out to see you (i live in the next town over). oh well, i’ll have to wait till next time i guess.. glad you had fun!

  2. oh noo

    oh noo if i had known you were going to be in new canaan i would have come out to see you (i live in the next town over). oh well, i’ll have to wait till next time i guess.. glad you had fun!

  3. oh noo

    oh noo if i had known you were going to be in new canaan i would have come out to see you (i live in the next town over). oh well, i’ll have to wait till next time i guess.. glad you had fun!

  4. Oswego…

    Laurie…Do you know the Baitsells? Jaime and Colby lived here for about 2 years and Jaime taught school with Bob (x-hubby). They are such hard working people and I just wondered how they are…? We visited them one August and all i remember about Oswego is that I needed long johns to sleep in!! My blood is way too thin to ever survive up there!

  5. Oswego…

    Laurie…Do you know the Baitsells? Jaime and Colby lived here for about 2 years and Jaime taught school with Bob (x-hubby). They are such hard working people and I just wondered how they are…? We visited them one August and all i remember about Oswego is that I needed long johns to sleep in!! My blood is way too thin to ever survive up there!

    1. Re: Oswego…

      Colby’s mother Wilma is one of Mom and Dad’s best friends – Dad used to have the Methodist Church in Oswego.

  6. Oswego…

    Laurie…Do you know the Baitsells? Jaime and Colby lived here for about 2 years and Jaime taught school with Bob (x-hubby). They are such hard working people and I just wondered how they are…? We visited them one August and all i remember about Oswego is that I needed long johns to sleep in!! My blood is way too thin to ever survive up there!

  7. WOW.

    Jeez. I just read your book SPEAK and it was awesome. I can’t wait to read some of your other books. Especially CATALYST. Great job.

  8. WOW.

    Jeez. I just read your book SPEAK and it was awesome. I can’t wait to read some of your other books. Especially CATALYST. Great job.

  9. WOW.

    Jeez. I just read your book SPEAK and it was awesome. I can’t wait to read some of your other books. Especially CATALYST. Great job.

  10. *Looks east towards PA and CT*

    *Looks west towards IN and IL*

    *Looks down at Ohio*

    *sigh*

    And what is up w/ the cookie w/ a bite taken out of it???

  11. *Looks east towards PA and CT*

    *Looks west towards IN and IL*

    *Looks down at Ohio*

    *sigh*

    And what is up w/ the cookie w/ a bite taken out of it???

    1. I’m sorry you’re sad but I have to tell you this post absolutely cracked me up. Great writing!

      The cookie with the bite taken out of it was my idea. I almost took a picture of the tray of cookies, but it had no drama to it, so I asked one of the girls to help me out a little.

      1. *bows* Glad to make you laugh!

        And nice addition to a non-dramatic picture! Though the germaphobe (sp? is it even a WORD?) in me is still totally skeeved out.

  12. *Looks east towards PA and CT*

    *Looks west towards IN and IL*

    *Looks down at Ohio*

    *sigh*

    And what is up w/ the cookie w/ a bite taken out of it???

  13. looks like fuN! i wish that you would come back to santa monica! i missed you there…:( and ! i went to the bookstore today, and i saw PROM! i was about to buy it,, but i didn’t have enough $! but i will go back and buy it!!

  14. looks like fuN! i wish that you would come back to santa monica! i missed you there…:( and ! i went to the bookstore today, and i saw PROM! i was about to buy it,, but i didn’t have enough $! but i will go back and buy it!!

  15. looks like fuN! i wish that you would come back to santa monica! i missed you there…:( and ! i went to the bookstore today, and i saw PROM! i was about to buy it,, but i didn’t have enough $! but i will go back and buy it!!

  16. Speak

    I have read your book “Speak” for an independant reading project at my school (Carlisle Highschool, Carlisle.PA) I thought it was incredible! Honestly it just seemed soo realistic and to have someone whose not in highschool writing so much of what is true about highschool was just amazing. I just wanted to let you know that and I look forward to reading your other books.

    Stefanie

  17. Speak

    I have read your book “Speak” for an independant reading project at my school (Carlisle Highschool, Carlisle.PA) I thought it was incredible! Honestly it just seemed soo realistic and to have someone whose not in highschool writing so much of what is true about highschool was just amazing. I just wanted to let you know that and I look forward to reading your other books.

    Stefanie

  18. Speak

    I have read your book “Speak” for an independant reading project at my school (Carlisle Highschool, Carlisle.PA) I thought it was incredible! Honestly it just seemed soo realistic and to have someone whose not in highschool writing so much of what is true about highschool was just amazing. I just wanted to let you know that and I look forward to reading your other books.

    Stefanie

  19. I’m sorry you’re sad but I have to tell you this post absolutely cracked me up. Great writing!

    The cookie with the bite taken out of it was my idea. I almost took a picture of the tray of cookies, but it had no drama to it, so I asked one of the girls to help me out a little.

  20. I’m sorry you’re sad but I have to tell you this post absolutely cracked me up. Great writing!

    The cookie with the bite taken out of it was my idea. I almost took a picture of the tray of cookies, but it had no drama to it, so I asked one of the girls to help me out a little.

  21. thank you!

    im so glad i got to meet you when you visited Dandytales. That was so much fun! I finished reading Prom the day i bought it and i really enjoyed it. Coincidentally, im really looking forward to my prom tomorrow night! Once again, thanks for spending time talking to us and i hope you come visit again soon.

  22. thank you!

    im so glad i got to meet you when you visited Dandytales. That was so much fun! I finished reading Prom the day i bought it and i really enjoyed it. Coincidentally, im really looking forward to my prom tomorrow night! Once again, thanks for spending time talking to us and i hope you come visit again soon.

  23. thank you!

    im so glad i got to meet you when you visited Dandytales. That was so much fun! I finished reading Prom the day i bought it and i really enjoyed it. Coincidentally, im really looking forward to my prom tomorrow night! Once again, thanks for spending time talking to us and i hope you come visit again soon.

  24. *bows* Glad to make you laugh!

    And nice addition to a non-dramatic picture! Though the germaphobe (sp? is it even a WORD?) in me is still totally skeeved out.

  25. *bows* Glad to make you laugh!

    And nice addition to a non-dramatic picture! Though the germaphobe (sp? is it even a WORD?) in me is still totally skeeved out.

  26. Ahh, the way you described the bookstore is exactly how I feel about Borders. You walk in, smell the coffee and the fresh pages of books and you just want to cuddle up to a nice book on the couches they have sitting around everywhere.

  27. Ahh, the way you described the bookstore is exactly how I feel about Borders. You walk in, smell the coffee and the fresh pages of books and you just want to cuddle up to a nice book on the couches they have sitting around everywhere.

  28. Ahh, the way you described the bookstore is exactly how I feel about Borders. You walk in, smell the coffee and the fresh pages of books and you just want to cuddle up to a nice book on the couches they have sitting around everywhere.

  29. Re: Oswego…

    Colby’s mother Wilma is one of Mom and Dad’s best friends – Dad used to have the Methodist Church in Oswego.

  30. Re: Oswego…

    Colby’s mother Wilma is one of Mom and Dad’s best friends – Dad used to have the Methodist Church in Oswego.

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