Moving, #BookRelease, and #FantasticBeasts

This past weekend was busy – I attended a book festival in Lexington, KY and we moved my oldest son into a new apartment.  The book festival didn’t go so well – very few attendees, and I only sold a few books.  But I did have the opportunity to see a friend who’d moved to Lexington a few years ago – she made a special trip to the book fest just to purchase a signed copy, and that means a lot.

Moving my son out of his college apartment was an experience – one I hope to soon forget.  This isn’t an actual picture, but sadly, it’s a pretty good likeness of his bedroom.  I think we can all agree that girls are generally more attentive to personal hygiene and maintain a certain standard of cleanliness.  But guys?  They probably never notice the smell in their apartments – but moms never forget it.  You could burn candles and spray air freshener 24/7, and I don’t think it would have put a dent in the odor.  He promised me he’d do better in his new ‘adult’ apartment – I’m not holding my breath on that one.  But trust me,  I held it while I packed!

Last week I attended a book release for local author David Bell at the library here in Bowling Green.  He’s written several thrillers, and Somebody’s Daughter is his latest.  Always a pleasure to hear him speak – an outstanding sense of humor, and keeps the audience laughing.

Is anyone else as excited as I am over the trailer for Fantastic Beasts:  The Crimes of Grindelwald?  I actually squealed when I saw it in the theater – hubby pretended he didn’t know me.  I’ve heard that Jude Law does an incredible job as a younger Dumbledore – and kudos to him for taking on such a formidable challenge.  Potter fans could love him or crucify him – but I hope it’s the former.

Have a great week!

20 thoughts on “Moving, #BookRelease, and #FantasticBeasts

  1. I didn’t see the trailer yet, but my daughter’s been talking about it. I, too, hope Law pulls it off.

    I agree about the boy’s room smell. It’s… memorable. Glad the move went well, otherwise.

    How nice that a friend made the trip for a signed copy. That’s a true compliment, and a true friend.

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    1. I sure hope so. He’s already surprised me in one aspect. This is a kid who never cracked an eyelid until around noon. Since he’s started his ‘real world’ job, he now gets up at 5:30 am and goes to the gym before getting to work.

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  2. I had a nice laugh over your son’s room 🙂

    I had no idea there was a trailer for Fantastic Beasts 2. Very exciting!

    And selling a few books is far better than none. How wonderful that your friend made the trip to see you. It sounds like you still had an awesome day!

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  3. Well, at least you had a couple of sales, and that friend made an effort… That’s nice at least.

    Hope your son does do better in his new “adult” place. Sometimes having to realize you’re all grown up is enough. I’ll cross my fingers for you that this is the case for your son.

    I first saw a trailer for the new Fantastic Beasts movie when it was put up on Pottermore. Couldn’t make it work with my screen reader, so sulked until hubby came over and pressed “play” for me. I know there’s stuff I missed seeing with the lack of audio description on the clip, but even what I could get out of it has me desperate to see it. My DVD of the first one has audio description, and the second one better have it when I buy a copy once it’s out too. If not, at least it’s something hubby wants to see too, so getting him to watch it with me so he can do the descriptions won’t take much effort on my part. 😉

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    1. You’re right about that self-realization you’re a grown up, Tori – bills to pay, a job to work, etc. And he loves his new job, so we’re thrilled about that.

      I have high hopes for the new Fantastic Beasts – I’ll have to go back and watch the first one again to adequately prepare.


  4. seeing old friends is always a plus, no matter what. and even if you were handling a smelly place, you got to spend time with your son. that counts too.
    My oldest is 11 and he’s already hopeless in that department. the two younglings – a boy and a girl – like things clean and tidy up. hope it stays like that.

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    1. Spending time with a friend and my son is definitely a bonus, Jina. Sounds like you may be in the same position with your oldest in a few years, lol. Wonderful your younger two clean up after themselves. My youngest one is better than the older son – it gets to a point where he can’t stand it anymore and goes on a cleaning spree.

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  5. robbiecheadle

    I also attended a book fair and didn’t make many sales this past weekend, Teri. It was good fun to get together with a group of other authors though and have a catch up. Boys will be boys, won’t they?

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