OK, I know that I have truly arrived. I woke up this morning to find that my voice is all but gone, the result of whatever virus gave me pink eye last week, then a head cold. It's been fun in our house. As you know, I have the Book Club Girl on Air show with Adriana Trigiani on Tuesday night and I was really hoping this would be my return to conducting the interviews myself, since having had Book Club Girl Jr. I had it all planned out: come home, feed baby and then have husband whisk the children to the local Trattoria for dinner while I host the show from my kitchen. This may all be in jeopardy now, as I don't sound like anyone you'd want to listen to at all. I have some folks on standby at work. But as I was despairing this morning, and reading Twitter, I saw Scott Simon's am tweet and thought, hey, he's probably been in this situation, he has to be on the radio all the time, let me ask a professional radio announcer what to do, so I did, and he DM'd me back and tweeted about me too! His advice, there's not much I can do but rest and not talk, and if I have to, go on with a rasp. I'll know more as Tuesday arrives. For now, I'm REALLY trying hard not to talk, but I am a talker...luckily nearly everyone is asleep now, so I only have to avoid one person. And tomorrow is a day of launch presentations in which I mainly have to listen, not present.
Which brings me to the reminder that Tuesday night we all get to talk to book club maven Adriana Trigiani about her wonderful new novel, Very Valentine! Set your reminder for the show here, and return to that same link to listen live on Tuesday, April 7th at 7 pm EST. Remember, if you want to participate in the chat, be sure to register on Blog Talk Radio beforehand so you're not trying to do that as the show begins. (Click register at the top left of the screen). And you can call and ask Adriana a question directly at (347) 945-6149. If you can't make the show, but have a question for Adriana, please comment here or email me at Book Club Girl AT gmail DOT com.