In this episode we talk about her crazy unlikely path to bookstore ownership, her love of dysfunctional family literature, and how meeting readers and authors in person changes the way you experience a book.I'm guessing you'll also be happy to hear that unlike lots of guests, Annie has LOTS of books she doesn't like.Taylor Swift teared up and hugged her attorneys after a judge determined a former radio host did not prove she personally set out to have him fired for allegedly groping her at a photo op before a concert. Check out the most popular posts while you're here.The second rule of Book Club is: you DO NOT talk about Book Club. We'll invite people to a central London bar and hire a private area.You arrive, bringing with you the book you are currently reading (you have to have started it).I very deliberately did not date because I had some stuff to work on, and I was busy, and, well, I can procrastinate like anything. My half-Vulcan jerkbrain kept trying to talk me out of going, so I made a list: The only real cons were that it would be a decidedly hetero evening (bi-invisibility = meh) and oh the CRUSHING TERROR. (9) Some of the attendees were too terrifyingly awesome for words. But if I waited until I knew what I was doing, I’d never get anywhere (3), so I went for it. Booze makes me sleepy, and putting my head on the table for a mid-date nap would have been a Bad Idea. (4) This flummoxed them long enough for me to redirect the conversation to interests, and it was true, so I’m considering it a win. It’s difficult to recover from that kind of crushing dismay.
Check out Annie's gorgeous shop in Thomasville, The Bookshelf.
If you like what you see, subscribe here for free updates, or you can "like" the MMD facebook page here and receive new posts in your news stream. Today I'm thrilled to introduce you to my kindred bookish internet spirit Annie Jones.
Annie is an indie bookstore owner in Thomasville, Georgia.
(Also, you won’t need your long undies because temps are supposed to be in the 50s.) Similar chairlift speed dating events have taken place around the country, but this is the first event of its kind at Afton Alps.
Pam Hoye, marketing and public relations manager, says the ski hill hopes to make it an annual event.