shown some love
Since today is Valentine’s Day, lots of folks are out and about—buying gifts and cards and teddy bears and chocolates and other red-foil-wrapped items for their special somebody (senseless consumption—bah, humbug!). I went to four bookstores today, and after having a less than spectacular encounter at an indie store downtown, I headed uptown to Hue-Man Bookstore and got the best gift ever: there on the shelf (next to Edwidge Danticat, no less!) was a copy of Wish—my own pink edition! I showed the nice manager the new edition, and left some postcards by the front door. I also offered to sign the pink edition, so if you want what may someday be a valuable artifact (wink), get to Hue-Man right away!