Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Lucky


I attended a local book club last night and left feeling so lucky to have the "job" I have. Karen Carter's book club hosted a dinner in my honor (unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of the group! Amendment: But above photo is from Lisa Kenney at the rescue!). All the ladies read the book, and seemed to enjoy it. We talked about writing and books and life. The food was delicious, the service fantastic and the company delightful. And they were kind enough to give me flowers, and bath & body stuff, and they all signed a card for me. (They laughed heartily when I told them the titles of my next books, Chocolate and Champagne and Wads of Cash, but I may not be kidding!)

As I drove home, I was moved to tears to think about doing something that I love that people actually celebrate. That doesn't happen often enough. Sure there's Admin Assistants Day and a few other so-called holidays to show your appreciation for a coworker or colleague, but most people don't have jobs with fans who applaud what they do. It made me eager to celebrate others when they care about what they do.

Thanks Karen to you and all your book club!! (And to Lisa Kenney who joined us!)

8 comments:

Barrie said...

Sounds like a wonderful experience!

Lisa said...

What a fun evening and I got to ask Carleen 387,964 questions about her writing process and about "Orange Mint and Honey". Karen has a great group of women in her book club and I feel really lucky to have been asked along. Book clubs rock! Carleen rocks!

JC Martin said...

That sound like it was fun. You were appreciated as you appreciated them.

Shauna Roberts said...

Your book must have been a big hit if everyone not only got the book but also read it through! In the bookclub I was in in New Orleans, it seemed every book lost at least one person along the way, and occasionally no one finished the book.

Larramie said...

Simply put, Carleen, last night's book club celebration was well-deserved. And how great to share that same night with Amy's debut!

Sustenance Scout said...

Thank YOU, Carleen!! Last night was truly memorable! K.

Sustenance Scout said...

p.s. I'm sorry we made you cry!!

Carleen Brice said...

It was a good kind of crying!