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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Weekend Update

Had a great weekend. Saturday was the Music City Romance Writers book signing in Lebanon, TN. Thanks to Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter fans, we had a great turnout. I sold several books to some Outlander fans who also turned out to be Farscapers. How cool is that? Got to talk about some of my favorite things.

The signing took place in Sherlocks, which bills itself as the largest independent bookseller in Tennessee. They did a wonderful job, very organized, and treated us like royalty. And it's quite a set up. They have a cafe which sells food--they fed us, and the chicken salad was terrific. They had lattes for the tweedy crowd and beer for the Joe Six-Packs. One of the owners is a model race car enthusiast, so there's a model shop in the store. I heard they'll be building a track in the parking lot for racing model cars this summer. But best of all, they have a screening room where they show classic movies. It rents out for parties, and I'm gonna figure out how to get a bunch of my friends over there for a movie night. Anyway, I forgot my camera, so I don't have pics, but if you want the full low-down, who was there, and all the trimmings, go to Jody Wallace's blog. She's got it all.

I spent Sunday afternoon playing at my latest obsession--mah jongg. I'm new the game, which is complex and takes skill, but not so much skill that you can't yak your way through it with your girlfriends. Which is half the fun anyway. I'm a bit obsessed. Taught my husband, daughter, and daughter's poor fiance to play last weekend. And all week I haunted e-bay, bidding up a set. There are so many and they can really be beautiful.

Didn't get the one I wanted, but I imagine I will. Eventually.

Tomorrow, I'm expecting the copy edit of One Deadly Sin, so it's back to work. But that's okay. I had a wonderfully relaxing weekend, so I'm ready.

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Blogger Jody W. and Meankitty said...

I have played it on the computer but I can't imagine playing it for real. It would be so easy to cheat!

Jody W.

November 9, 2008 at 11:04 PM  
Blogger Annie Solomon said...

The real game is nothing like the solitaire game. It's pretty complicated. I'm still not very good at playing without cheating, let alone figure out how to deceive someone! Maybe I'll bring my game to the retreat...

November 10, 2008 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Marie-Nicole Ryan said...

Thanks for pointing me to Jody's blog. I've never played the game, but consider me a future pupil...maybe at the retreat?

November 10, 2008 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Pearls said...

I learned how to play mah jongg when I taught in Beijing about 12 years ago. I played with my friend and her family and I had to learn in Chinese as only my friend could speak English. I never played again, but I hope to play again although I'll have to learn how to play once again.

November 22, 2008 at 11:58 PM  
Blogger mrose168 said...

Mahjong titans is one of my favorite games. I really enjoyed the picture of the Iowa sign. My brother lives in Iowa. I live in Michigan. Here we have mostly horses.

November 23, 2008 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger Annie Solomon said...

Pearlsy, I'd love to learn mah jongg the chinese way. It's a different game than the one we play here in America. And learning Chinese to play--that's dedication!

November 23, 2008 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger Annie Solomon said...

mrose--don't know what mahjongg titan is. Sounds fun, though. And horses are great!

November 23, 2008 at 4:33 PM  
Blogger Annie Solomon said...

mrose--don't know what mahjongg titan is. Sounds fun, though. And horses are great!

November 23, 2008 at 4:33 PM  

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