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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

RWA List

I don't have one. A list. You know for RWA. I don't have a list. No list of books I'm taking to read on the road trip. No list of books I'm going to buy at the Literacy signing. No list of stuff I need to pack and not forget, like a sleeping bag for Jane for Tuesday night. She might appreciate me getting it cleaned too don't you think?

Yep, I said it. I don't have a list. For all of you free thinkers out there who capably fly through life without a list. Here's my big fat raspberries to you.

Some of us lesser mortals need things like Lists like babies need binkies, blankies, or woobies. I need lists. Absurdly they make me feel safe, comfortable and in control.

Yes, all that and I don't have a list for RWA. Yet. I started my first one tonight. Want to guess what it is?

List for RWA

1. Make list of authors I need to tackle meet at the Literacy signing.

Anybody want to tell me what it means when one starts a list making a note to make another list? If I weren't so happy I'm getting organized I think I'd be worried.

One last note completely unrelated to the rest of this post. I can't get a couple of elements and storylines from the Brockmann book out of my head. Hurry, somebody read it so we can talk about it.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know it's been forever since I commented, but I'm soooo glad you A)don't have a list because I'm leaving in a few short days and I don't either (I'm going crazy), and B) posted about Brockmann's new book because I haven't read it yet and was debating on if I should spring for it before my trip or wait. Guess what I'll be doing tomorrow? BTW did you read Evanovich's new book? I passed by it the other day and Craig was shocked! I'm still pissed about the last one.

I just finished Joy Fielding's Lost and I can't sleep. It was about a woman who's 21 year old daughter disappears. Needless to say, my heart is still beating much too fast. I think Joy Fielding must've had some sort of twisted relationship with her mother and/or daughter.

Anyway, I love you and miss you!! Talk to you soon.

1:25 AM PDT  
Blogger nath said...

So, Rosie :) how are your lists going? I can help you for the list of authors you should tackle... hmmm, meet :P LOL!

5:25 AM PDT  
Blogger Rosie said...

Mem, I can always count on you to liberate me from my neurosis. Sadly, I'm sure the list making will commence in full now because I'm just too freaked I'll forget something. However "they" say admitting you have a problem is half the battle.

I've been thinking about you, especially when I read the Brockmann, and been meaning to call. I just haven't had the appropriate block of time.

Yes, I broke down and bought the Evanovich, you don't have to.

Nath, dude, my lists are just getting started! If you were in SF who would you want to see first. C'mon tell me, tell me.

6:16 AM PDT  
Blogger lisabea said...

I don't have a list. Quelle Surprise! I'm going to make one on the plane.

6:45 AM PDT  
Blogger Rosie said...

lisabea, my original thought was to do mine on the road. However, I'm traveling with Wendy of the Super variety and I don't trust myself not to be flapping my gums the whole trip and forgetting all about the list.

6:49 AM PDT  
Blogger lisabea said...

Oh that sounds like a great road trip! Someone who TALKS!! I'm traveling with G who says things like":Please stop bothering me when I'm reading. Why do you talk to me when I'm reading? Can't you see I'm reading? Go away. Read your book. OH MY GOD LEESE Quit it. Stop. You're so not funny. I'm moving my seat. You always do this when we travel. Get a glass of wine. NO you can't have my peanuts. things like that.

Yeah...I get really bored on planes.

6:55 AM PDT  
Blogger Rosie said...

Lb, good God woman you crack me up. That sounds like me talking with my boys. I'm still laughing...

7:01 AM PDT  
Blogger Wendy said...

Re: Books to take - not many. Seriously, bring one. If by some miracle you finish it (I never get any reading done at these conferences!), trust me you'll have plenty to choose from between the Literacy Signing and any goodies you pick up. But with three roommates (one of which will be me), I imagine we'll all be talking too much to do any actual reading.

8:16 AM PDT  
Blogger nath said...

LOL, I would go see Nalini Singh first, then Karen Rose as well as Robyn Carr and Sharon Sala ;D Also Nora Roberts if the line is not too long. That would be my top 5 (based on the list of authors present at the RWA).

1:48 PM PDT  
Blogger MaryMary said...

I'm tooo jealous for words. SadlyI'llbe debating which deep fried Hostess treat to eat at Dollywood! OY!!

4:44 PM PDT  
Blogger Rosie said...

Wendy, I know, I know, but I have to bring at least 3 for variable mood changes and the car ride when you tell me to shut up and read.

Nath, actually Nalini Singh and Marjorie Liu are two I really want to see. Maybe Nora because she's Nora. I wish we could bring our older books in because I would totally have Sharon Sala autograph the 4 sisters books you know Queen, etc. My head is spinning!

Mary Mary, who would YOU go see first at the signing?

11:08 PM PDT  
Blogger Kristie (J) said...

I tried this last night but Blogger was down.
I can relate to the list thing. I still have to make mine too and I need a lot of them - what to take in my luggage. Which goes in which piece. What authors to try and meet, what to take in my purse, (and I had more last night but it's early and I forget - I'll have to make a list of what to remember!)
And Wendy's right. No sense taking a lot of books. I tried reading one last year, but barely got through it. Of course for me it's a bit different *g* I'll have about a 4 hour wait in the airport and then a 4 hour flight that will get me from Detroit to SF in 2 hours *g*. Once you get there - there will be books, book, books available.

3:39 AM PDT  

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