Thursday, January 18, 2007

How to find a new author

  1. Buy tickets on Amtrak for the 1020 AM train to NYC.
  2. Deliberately decide NOT to pack a book for the train ride as your active almost 5-year-old will need entertaining.
  3. Arrive at Union Station at 1015. Miss the train. Change the tickets for the 1125.
  4. Mail a package to Syracuse from the station's post office.
  5. Buy snacks and beverages at Au Bon Pain. Eat.
  6. Get in line for the train.
  7. Get on board early (passengers travelling with children! Sweet!)
  8. Listen to your nearly 5-year-old son when he points out that someone has left a book on a nearby seat.
  9. Note that this is the first stop for this train and that you are the first passengers in this car.
  10. Decide that the book is abandoned and needs a good home.
  11. When your not-quite-five-year-old son decides he doesn't want you to watch him color, because you're "breathing on him", start reading the book.
  12. Continue reading the book whenever your son who's just a smidge less than five is not wanting you to play "Simon Says" with him.
  13. Get off the train in Penn Station in NYC.
  14. Find parents who have graciously offered a ride to their home in Brooklyn.
  15. Talk with parents while your son plays with Lego.
  16. Go to your grandparent's house for dinner (chinese food), show off Hula skills.
  17. Return to parents' home.
  18. Read book while son is tucked into bed by his grandma.
  19. Talk with parents.
  20. Go to bed, read book by nightlight.
  21. Finish book.

3 comments:

Mummy/Crit said...

Wow, lucky you! Have you heard of Book Crossing? I've never participated, but I'd like to.

Mrs. Coulter said...

My dad *loves* Nora Roberts. Yes, my father likes to read romance novels. My parents' house is filled with bodice rippers, and my dad is the one who reads them (my mom prefers mysteries). Just don't point it out to him, or he'll get all embarrassed or sheepish.

Jenn said...

Oh, I [heart] book crossing! And I [heart] found books of the random variety as well.