Sunday, November 1, 2009
"Destination Leelanau" Plus
At left, author Claudia Goudschaal with book designer Dan Stewart at Friday's bookstore party. Combining Claudia's research and writing with Dan's production skills, this team put together a high-quality book that will wear well in every way. Above is Claudia with me (her friend, neighbor and bookseller) and our mutual friend and my event co-hostess, Laura Quackenbush. Finally, below are a few of the guests who came to congratulate Claudia and buy her book. Naturally, the larger the crowd, the busier I was--too busy to take more pictures, but you can tell we were already having a good time early on. I do have a couple more signed copies of Destination Leelanau at the bookstore, and I'm sure Claudia will be happy to keep me supplied through Christmas.
Next day, Saturday: Trick-or-treaters on Waukazoo Street were very light again this year, nothing like four and five years ago over on Nagonaba. I counted only 22 who came to our door, mostly little ones with their parents. This one made me laugh the most. I love the way all you can see of the child's face inside the monster costume is the pacifier.
Finally, here is patient Sarah, wondering if we will ever go home and get outdoors to run and play! Does she care if I write a blog post? Bake a pie? Get laundry done? Read Chapter 10 of Ulysses? No, this little dog-girl just wants to have fun! And the sun is shining today, so no more screen time for me! We're going outdoors now!