Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March 22nd, 2011

Things around here have been pretty calm for me, but exciting for my mom. My mom is a real book nerd—and one of her favorite things in the entire world is to meet her favorite authors! (You might remember Neil Gaiman and the House on the Rock.) Well, last week, Mom and one of her friends from work went to Minneapolis, Minnesota to see Jasper Fforde, the author of one of her favorite contemporary fiction works, the Eyre Affair.

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This is Mr. Fforde. Mom says he was very funny. Caleb, who traveled with her in her purse, said that he didn’t get a lot of the jokes. Mom said that he probably would have to read the books to understand.

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This is my mom with Mr. Fforde. She was kind of nervous and mostly giddy.

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This is my mom’s signed copy of his newest novel, One of Our Thursdays is Missing. This made my mom a very happy person indeed!

She has the next few days off from work, so as long as the weather improves, I’m hoping to talk her into another trip outside. Right now Wisconsin is experiencing some very un-spring-like weather. I hope that will change soon. Hope you all are having a good day!

Marlowe II


  1. OMG! Both of the people who live here a huge Jasper Fforde fans. He is a brilliant author! It would be wonderful to see him in person.

  2. Oh I am jealous! My favourite authors never come to the Netherlands (with the exception of Midas Dekkers who is Dutch)
    Looks like your mom had a great time.

  3. Your mummy is very lucky to meet her favourite author!
    We wish Spring come soon to Spain too (it came last weekend, but now it's gone again, it's rainy, windy and cold! brrrr!)
    Kisses :)

  4. What a treat Marlow!

    Are you getting more snow today? Oh, did you receive a little package from Jerry and Me a couple weeks ago? Papa was wondering.

  5. How exciting for your Mum!