Friday, October 23, 2009

Privileged




Yesterday I was out shopping with DS1. He needed a book to read and I don't need any encouragement to go to a book shop. So we had lunch at the Dubai Mall and then went up stairs to Kinokuniya, which is massive to say the least. However they didn't have the two books that are hot on my must buy now list - Cally Taylor's HEAVEN CAN WAIT and Allie Spencer's TUG OF LOVE. However I wandered the store with DS1 and kept saying - she's a friend as I saw a row of Katie Fforde's books and then came across another row of Jill Mansell and so it went...Eventually he said, "Do you know everyone?" and I replied, "No." However the next shelve we stumbled upon made me sound a bit of a liar and very privileged indeed.



As I looked across the middle shelf... I had to say that Nell Dixon, Veronica Henry, Julie Cohen and Phillipa Ashley were all friends. In fact in JUST SAY YES by Phillipa there is actually a thank you in the acknowledgements to moi....




So we ended up buying him a ton of Bernard Cornwell books - six to be precise.




I also decided to be brave and probably foolish when we came across another one of Katie's books on a bestseller shelf and I pointed to a spot on the shelf and said to DS1, "One day my book or books will be right there." Bless the child, he rolled his eyes and said, "I know that Mum but could you just hurry up and do it." Don't you just love kids...

10 comments:

B.E. Sanderson said...

LOL, kids. It's great that he has faith in you, even if he doesn't have patience. =o)

Monica Fairview said...

Yes, it's great being part of the RNA and knowing so many top notch writers!

Debs said...

Strangely enough I received Tug of Love in the post today, so looking forward to reading it.

Nell Dixon said...

Squee! Thank you for the pic - so cool to see my book baby on a shelf so far away. And, yes, one day your book will be there!

ChrisH said...

Aw, that's great. Let it be soon, Liz.

Phillipa said...

Liz - yes, I'm squeeing too. Thank you for spotting my book and yes, your knowledge of Cornish anthems and airports was a huge help to me. Hope to see you very sooon - and your book on ashelf near me.

T. Anne said...

How cool to have an acknowledgment! Oh how I long t o actually go to a brick and mortar book store. You just can't replace that wonderful smell.

Flowerpot said...

Nothing like a good book browse!

Janet Gover said...

I am looking forward to the day I see yours on a shelf next to mine.

XX

JJ Beattie said...

Ooh, you've got Kinokuniya too? I love it: great big gorgeous book shop that it is.

I so know you will get there too.