Today I got to live the life of a celebrity!
Well, ok, that’s a little bit of an exaggeration . . . ok, a lot of an exaggeration. But I at least got to experience my 15 minutes of fame, and as a true Leo, I soaked up each minute.
I was in a major newspaper!
Yup, that’s my book review in the Boston Metro today. I joined the Metro Life Panel’s Book Club about a month ago. I picked my top choice out of their 5 selections for June. I was one of the readers chosen, so they sent me a copy of my book (too cool! yea for free books!), which arrived really fast. I read the book, The Sugar Queen, which was-thank goodness-a great book.
Then, I got an email last week. If I wanted to be published in the paper today, I simply had to send in a quick review with a photo. Whoo hoo! So I wrote up a brief review, sent in a photo (courtesy of the Schneider Associates holiday photo shoot of 2007), and anxiously waited.
This morning I practically ran to the Metro box at the train station and frantically flipped through the pages. And there it was, on page 12. I almost turned to the woman next to me to shout, “It’s me!” but I (thankfully) held back.
The rest of the day I got emails and comments from friends and colleagues who had seen the article. “You’re famous!” “You’re a star!” “I turned to my boyfriend and said, ‘I know her!'” It’s really amazing what a few pixels on a piece of newsprint can do.
So let that be a lesson, kids – it DOES pay off to be a bookworm! This is to all the naysayers who say reading is nerdy and stupid. 🙂 First stop, Metro Boston. Next stop, Hollywood here I come!