There is really nothing quite so cool as having friends email/post on your Facebook wall/message you on Twitter to tell you that they’ve just seen your book in their local bookstore.
For visual evidence, this photo arrived earlier in the week from the lovely and wonderful Elizabeth Scott, who wrote to show me that Alcestis had just been added to the display case at the front of her area Barnes & Noble.
My reaction: WHEEEEEEEEEEEE. And then I forwarded it to my mother.
Right now I’m dissertating, but later tonight I’ll be running out to buy wine for the book launch party which is, you recall, this weekend: Sunday at BookPeople. Yes, the afternoon of the Super Bowl. I’ve already been teased about that, don’t worry. (My reaction: “The Super what?” –kidding, kidding. Mostly.) I am really looking forward to reading from the book again — I’ve only had a few chances to do so and I love to do it — and to celebrating with all my local friends. One of those dear friends is going to take pictures, so I’ll try to post some here early next week. I may even try to get some video of me reading.