Sunday, October 04, 2015

Vacation Little Women Story

I'll have been home from vacation for a whole week tomorrow, yet I still have so many things to say about it.

Okay, sometime during the first week we were away, we were biking at Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore in Michigan. Halfway through that sixteen-mile trip, we stop for lunch at this great town. So while we're waiting for our order, we take a little peek at our cellies, and I check out the blog, since I'm working on the Blogging the Limberlost feature. I see a comment from Jeannine Atkins, which I respond to. That's sort of like talking to her, while not being like that at all, of course.

                                                      So after we eat, we take a walk up the lovely street we're on and stop at The Cottage Book Shop. This is quite an impressive place because it appears so small from the street but goes on and on once you're inside.  It's an independent bookstore with very nice offerings.

But here is the amazing part of this story: As we were headed out of the store, what do I see but Jeannine Atkins' new book Little Woman in Blue! I had just been commenting with her! What were the odds? I was seeing things about that book all over the place just then, and there was the book, itself, in front of me, at this very nice bookstore.

I had eight miles left of my bike trip, some of which I expected to be very difficult. I didn't want to be carrying any extra weight. So I took this picture instead of buying the book.


Jeannine Atkins said...

That's so cool! I love that my book was stalking you, and nice to see it in what looks like a lovely store. Now I feel still more guilty about not rereading Girl of the Limberlost. I have to leave that to you -- thanks!

Gail Gauthier said...

Hey, I read Limberlost so others didn't have to.