Friday, August 8, 2008

Proud Mama

So I am on the train last week, alone with my 2.5 year old son, a huge suitcase and my son's car seat, going to the Atlanta airport. It was packed and standing room only, so I squished my way to the back and found myself standing next to a very un-annoyed woman, even though we had her flat against the wall with all our attachments:) We started chatting and she informed me she was a proud grandma of a few little ones herself, which explained her pleasant demeanor, despite out cramped quarters and the fact she probably had lost all circulation in her legs.

With the 40 minute long train ride ahead of us, we found all sorts of topics to talk about, mostly family and of course I could not resist bringing up Inkspot Workshop. Not only was this super sweet woman a proud grandma, she was also one proud mama and with good reason. She informed me her daughter was an author and happened to be on the NY Times Best Seller's list for several weeks now. Her name is Emily Giffin and her current best selling book is titled Love The One Your With.

I wish I could say I was an avid reader, but was too embarrassed to let this woman know that my copy of Eat, Pray, Love {started last November} had sadly been collecting dust on my nightstand for months and the only other book I've read lately is Goodnight Moon! Additionally, the only books I've been reading these days are about starting your own business and prior to that they included all baby and toddler books.

Sharing this encounter with one of my good friends and bookworm, she gasped when I told her who I had met. She enthusiastically told me she just finished the book and said it was one of her favorites, plus she had read many other books from this young, talented author and mommy.

That's all I needed! Today I'm on my way to the bookstore to pickup a copy and will begin this fun read, I could use a little escape:) Plus, how many people have a NY Times Best Selling Author living right in their own neighborhood? I can't wait!


vana chupp said...

such a sweet story and very close to home for me....Thanks for stopping by my blog...and for you super sweet comment.

Sara Tams said...

How cool! I LOVE Emily Giffin's books - she's definitely one of my top 5 favorite chick-lit authors! I thought "Love the One You're With" was okay, but I didn't think it was as good as her earlier books - so even if you're not wild about it, I'd recommed you read some of her other books, too - they're really good!

TheresaJ said...

What a great train ride. People cross our paths for a reason.

Thanks for the tip -- I'll check her out. said...

That book is totally on my reading list too! I loved all her other ones.

tanyBUG said...

Ive read a couple of her books, what an interesting train ride!

easy edges studio said...

i love that author! I've bene reading thru your blog and it seems we have a lot in common..haha! Funny how much you can tell about someone thru a blog. I have a toddler as well!
Can't wait to meet you Thursday.

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