Saturday, October 25, 2014

MILESTONES, Upcoming Events, This and That (and, no, I didn't accidentally put "milestones" in all caps)

Hi all,

It's time for some of that very important category known as This and That.  In no particular order (except for #1):

1.  Yesterday, I reached 50,000 pageviews on my blog since I started it almost 4 years ago (Jan., 2011).  it's funny because I never looked at that number until a couple of days ago.  For some reason, I was checking out my stats earlier in the week, and that number jumped out at me.  I was kind of blown away.  Now, many (if not most...perhaps all) of my esteemed blogger colleagues have surpassed this number by multiples.  And I don't know how good that number is divided by years and months and days.  But, nonetheless, I think it's a very cool big number.

2.  There are a few upcoming author events that I intend to be at.  Just to let you know, they are -
     a.  Monday, October 27, Books, Inc., Palo Alto, 7:00 - Christine Z. Mason,
          author of Boundaries:  A Love Story, and G. Elizabeth Kretchmer, author
          of The Damnable Legacy of a Minister's Wife.  I have recently read both (I
          posted a review of Boudaries earlier this week and will post a review of Legacy
          this weekend) and liked them both a lot.
     b.  Saturday, November 1, Kepler's, 6:30 - Carole Bumpus will be launching her
          new book, A Cup of Redemption.  I am 100 pages in and also like it very much.
     c.  Wednesday, November 12, Village House of Books, 7:00 - John Lescroart will
          be coming to talk about/read from his latest, The Keeper.  I booked John many
          months ago, while I was still working at Village, and am looking forward to
          finally meeting him.  (We attended Cal Berkeley at the same time in the late

3.  HarperCollins came out with a list of 44 independent bookstores in the country that everybody should visit.  3 of them are in our area - The Booksmith, San Francisco, Dog-Eared Books, San Francisco, and Henry Miller Memorial Library, in Big Sur.  I have to admit that I haven't even heard of the last 2, although I do think The Booksmith is a neat bookstore.

4.  This coming Tuesday night, October 28, we will be having our 2nd Recycle Book Club (RBC) meeting at Recycle Books, in Campbell.  Shelly King will be coming to answer questions and sign her book, The Moment of Everything.  Our book club meets from 6:30-7:15, and then Shelly will come at 7:15 and stay until around 8:15.  Even if you're not a member of our book club, any/everybody is welcome to come and talk about the book with us or just stop by to see the author.

5.  And, finally, after 4 consecutive Sundays when I wasn't at Recycle for the Farmer's Market, I'm going tomorrow!  Hurray!  I love being there chatting about books with everybody.  If you're there, stop by.  I would love to say hello.

That's it.  I'm done rambling.  At least for the moment.  Don't get used to it.


  1. Congratulations on reaching 50K hits! Where did you find that list from Harper Collins?: I'd like to see if any stores near me are on it.

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