Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See was my book club’s first selection when we started out a year ago. Our group loved this book so much and we’ve all been anxiously awaiting the release of Peony in Love in paperback. Well, the wait is over. It came out yesterday! It’s weird, though. Part of me is nervous to read it because I dearly loved Snow Flower. What if I don’t love Peony as well? Will my adoration of Lisa See be a thing of the past? Anyone else out there this neurotic about their books?
Lisa See is going to be holding a book talk, Q & A, and signing this month at a bookstore near me. I have never been to a book signing event like this, so I’m not sure what to expect. I called the store to see if they could give me some insight, and the clerk said, “I think she’s pretty popular. It might be crowded.” Ya think???
I’ve invited my book club to join me and I plan to get there early to score a few seats. My kids will have to come with me (Dad’s working late) but they love bookstores almost as much as I do, so they will be content to hang out in the children’s area (hmmm… might be an expensive evening). I’m so excited! I feel like a groupie! Do authors have groupies?
If you’ve been to a book signing before, I’d love to hear about it. Is it weird to get a paperback signed? Should I splurge on the hardcover?