Tuesday, January 10, 2023

great starts

My friend Oindrila Mukherjee's novel "The Dream Builders" was launched today. Here she is with her fabulous book and a cake version of it too. After the launch, reading, Q&A, book signing, and helping with clear up, we hung out with tapas and wine, celebrating until late with her local and Atlanta friends. 

I got home after midnight, and hung out with Scout and Huck for a while (they were the only ones up), too tired to actually go to bed. It's after 1:30 now, so I really should get up and go to bed as I'll have to wake up at 5/5:30 to help Nu get to school...

The first day of classes went well. For the first time in a while I don't have the same students in more than one class, so it felt very liberating to make the same silly icebreaker jokes without feeling like I'm repeating myself. Ha. 

(Oh... and I was one of the few people who was masked at the book launch. One of the guests who'd come from Atlanta, and WHO WORKS AT THE CDC, said they put away their mask because no one else was wearing one, but now that I was masking they felt more comfortable...  then they pulled their K-95 with a flourish and wore it. What the what?!?!)

5 comments:

Nicole said...

Yay for your friend, I immediately put this book on my TBR list. It looks great (and I wonder if I've read anything by her before? The name feels familiar somehow. Will have to investigate.)

Weird about the mask! Peer pressure!

maya said...

OM has had short stories and essays in many places, but this is her debut novel. I did think that it totally checked your boxes, Nicole :).

maya said...

This short story is in the same universe as the novel, I believe: https://ecotonemagazine.org/fiction/the-confidante/

StephLove said...

How fun to have a cake version!

Gillian said...

Hope you had fun on the big day.

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