Monday, May 16, 2011

A New Life

If you had told me even six months ago that I would move 2400 miles away from the home I'd known my entire life, I would have told you you were crazy. And yet here I am. My entire immediate family (parents & my brother & his family) moved from Portland, Oregon to Livonia, Michigan.

In a lot of ways, I gave up everything: my friends, my home, even my favorite bookstores, to do this move. The hardest part...I gave up Powell's Books in Beaverton, Oregon. They had many, many book signings there & I got to meet some of my favorite authors.

I'm sure (crossing fingers & such) that there are awesome independent bookstores around here, but I have no idea where to go. The only bookstore I've found is B&N, which isn't a bad thing. I broke down and bought a NOOKColor a few weeks ago. It's the best purchase I think I've ever made. I still want the feel of a real book in my hands though and hope to have that opportunity soon. Any suggestions for a newbie Michigander? I'm in a suburb outside of Detroit. :)

7 comments:

KB/KT Grant said...

Oh wow! Good luck! Did you find a new job out of state?

KC Burn said...

Well, I can sympathize. About 4 years ago I moved from Toronto to Florida for my husband's job. I'm *still* adjusting. And although hubby's originally from Detroit, I don't have any suggestions. It was in Detroit I was introduced to Borders (so sad).

Bridget Locke said...

Yes, new job & basically a brand new life. It's pretty crazy around here!

Chris said...

I can't help you with local bookstores, but I swear there's something in the water in Michigan - I can think of at least eight authors of erotic romance who live there!

Bridget Locke said...

In Oregon I had Ilona Andrews, Meljean Brook & Delilah Marvelle just to list a few.

I know Colleen Gleason doesn't live very far from me now, which is super cool. :)

Bridget Locke said...

In Oregon I had Ilona Andrews, Meljean Brook & Delilah Marvelle just to list a few.

I know Colleen Gleason doesn't live very far from me now, which is super cool. :)

Tracy said...

My Borders just closed and all I have left is B & N. It's nice but I hate not having options! lol

Glad you're adjusting to your new life.

That NookColor sounds great. :)

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