A big lump came in the mail today. For someone who is used to packages with DVDs or even VHSs of 1970s sci-fi slipping through the mail slot, this package looked like a lump. When I opened it and saw it was Pete Brown's new book sent from the publisher I knew it would be a good week after all. Monday evening rarely gives you that promise even one in June.
There was a sad moment, however, when I pulled out my invite to last week's launch party. Sure, it was an ocean away and, sure, 6:30 pm is just after lunch my time meaning I would have had some very special explaining to do with both my family and my boss. But it would have been good to have had to try.
Who is kidding who? I can't make it down the street most days let alone across the ocean. These days I am more of the curling up with a good book lump of a man than anything like my former "jumping on a plane with a backpacking" youth. And it does look like a good book. From the first few pages it appears to be about yachting. I am hoping he's on the coal scuttle later, too. Good for Pete to stretch out a bit. There's no money in writing about good beer.
Maybe I will hit him up for an interview like with the last book. What could I ask him? What would you like me to ask?