Big day for me yesterday, as I was in Target browsing in the book section and saw MY books. Amazing.

Someone had written in here to tell me about this, but I was not going to believe it until I saw it with my own eyes. Sure enough, though, there in the YA section there were two copies of This Lullaby and two copies of Someone Like You. Now, I know some people might not think this is a big deal. I mean, I’ve seen my books in bookstores plenty of times. But there is something about seeing them in a place like Target, that doesn’t have a big book section to begin with, much less one with very many YA books, that makes them seem that much more mainstream. It’s like seeing your books in an airport bookstore (which hasn’t happened to me yet, but I am waiting!): the YA sections are always so TINY that if they do carry your books, it means something.

So anyway, I stood there, in Target, staring at my own books like the biggest nerd on the planet, until I realized a woman standing in the nearby chick lit section was giving me an odd look, so I moved on. Still, it made my day. Doesn’t take much, right? But I’ve said here before that really, seeing something you wrote out the world NEVER gets old, whether it be at a bookstore you know by heart or a place all the way across the country you’ll never see again. Or, maybe it does get old to some people. But not to me. Each time is a little thrill, and one I am forever grateful for.

I am also grateful to all of you for the movie suggestions from yesterday. I swear, you are the best resource ever, so much so that now I am inspired to start up movie nights once classes are officially over. In fact, I’m going to add that to my Summer List Of Things to Do, along with reading the eight-hundred or so new chick lit books the paper has sent me (so excited) learning to make a good potato salad (yes, I’m a nerd, but I really do want to do this) and, oh, I don’t know, relaxing? (Which I guarantee will be harder than the potato salad.) Movies, books, root vegetables, and breathing. Sounds like a plan….

have a good day, everyone!