December 8, 2007 -- Saturday afternoon

Waiting for her friends
and reading last month's selection from her book group, Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert.

A favorite--A Dirty Job, by Christopher Moore. The book, she said, is hilarious. He's super out there.

Her book--it'd be about a journey to be alone in the woods. Like Into the Wild? I asked. Yes, she answered, but with a different ending!

One of her friends arrived while we were talking and said she's been reading books by the children's author, Sandra Boynton--she has a three-year-old and a six-year old. She also keeps books in the car. Grocery store parking lots, she said, are good places to find people reading. If she pulls into the lot and her kids have fallen asleep, there's no way she's going to wake them up.