My significant other (who will henceforth be referred to as Wheezley Blighter — and no that’s not his real name) and I actually left for the Romantic Times convention onÂ Tuesday so we could drive up to Erie, Pennsylvania.
My friend Super Librarian Amy (as she will henceforth be known) is the head honcho at the Corry Public Library in Corry, Pennsylvania, a small town about thirty minutes from Erie. Since Pittsburgh is only about 2 1/2 hours from Erie, Super Librarian Amy asked me to come up, do a book signing, and hang out. I was happy to oblige. :buttercup:
So we packed up the car and headed that way early Tuesday morning. I’d only been to Pennsylvania one other time, and I was curious about where my friend lived (she’s originally from the area).
Pennsylvania is really flat. And swampy. And there are more dead deer by the side of the road than anywhere else I’ve ever been. Seriously. Super Librarian Amy told me to watch out for the “suicidal” deer, but I didn’t believe her until we got up there. We’d pass a great big deer lying dead by the side of the interstate every other mile or so. Weird.
After weÂ cruised byÂ Pittsburgh, there wasn’t a lot to see until we got to Erie. I thought my part of the world was rural, but Pennsylvania was more so. Guess it’s all the farmland up that way. Anyway, we only got lost once on one of the back roads and made it to the library right on time.
The Corry library is really nice, especially for a small-town library (theÂ photo above showsÂ the inside of the library). The library collection is around 90,000 books — and there are only about 1,500 people who live in the town. That’s a pretty goodÂ book-to-person ratio.Â Color meÂ impressed. I sold six books, which wasn’t bad considering this was a Tuesday night. But more importantly, I got to hangÂ out with my friend,Â meet some of her family, meet her fiance, and went out to dinner — it was all good. :blossom:
So thanks Super Librarian Amy — we had a great time.
Also, if any writer out there in blog land lives in Pennsylvania or the surrounding area, you can contact Super Librarian Amy through the library’s Web site. She’s always looking for authors to come to the library and do events.
Up next: More stuff from RT.