Often on Fridays I meet with my friend Cindy for lunch at a local restaurant called The Den. We talk about many book-related topics such as books we've received in the past week, our current reads, the latest news in the blogging world and any upcoming author tours that we might be interested in attending. As a matter of fact, the first time I met Cindy was at a signing for Heather O'Neill's Lullabies for Little Criminals. Cindy was ahead of me in line and when it was her turn to have her book signed, she turned to me and asked if I could take a picture of her and Heather. I obliged of course. That was a year ago, and coincidentally shortly after, someone on LT organized a meet-up with Montreal bloggers and contacted both Cindy and me. So about a month later we met again in a little teashop with Tina and Avis. Now a fifth blogger, Linda, has joined us. I think we are slowly taking over the tea shop!
When I realized that both me and one of the bloggers lived in the same town, I suggested we meet at The Den for lunch. We did and that was the start of our bi-weekly meet-ups. They lasted perhaps six months before we started meeting every week. It just seemed the natural thing to do - at the end of a busy work week, Friday afternoon lunch with Cindy at the Den seemed a perfect start to the weekend. I can't remember if it was our first or second meet-up when Cindy and I realized that it was me who had taken her picture at Heather O'Neill's book signing. We're going to go to Kelly Armstrong's signing in October here in Montreal and I'm hoping to take Cindy's and the author's pic then too.
At our last Friday lunch, Cindy was kind enough to pass along two books to me:
Jill Mansell's third book in the series is Millie's Fling. I'm also looking forward to reading Kaleb Nation's book, Bran Hambric, The Farfield Curse. Thanks, Cindy!
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