Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Watching Willow Watts Launch Party: If I Could Be Anyone I'd Be...
Congratulations to Talli Roland on her new novel, Watching Willow Watts! Yay, Talli!!
I'm excited to be participating in Talli's launch party to celebrate the new book. I have to admit, it was kind of hard to pick a celebrity I would be for the party today, but I finally decided on:
When I first read about Talli's party, my first thought was that I wanted to be an athlete. I have absolutely no athletic ability at all, and from the time I was a child I've wanted to know what it's like to be a great, or even a passable, athlete. I'd love to know how it feels to be able to move with so much power, speed, and grace.
I don't have an athletic bone in my body, and I always consider myself fortunate if I can walk across a room without tripping or turning my ankle. If there is anything to trip over within a 50 mile radius of where I am, I will find it. I've also been known to trip over carpet. It's amazing how many times a piece of carpet has jumped up and tripped me when I'm just walking along minding my own business and trying to get from Point A to Point B.
I spent every summer with skinned knees as a child, because if I wasn't tripping, I was quite good at falling off my bike. I used to watch Fantasy Island back then, and I thought if I went to the island I'd ask Mr. Roarke to turn me into an athlete for my stay. Now all these years later, I finally have my chance to be an athlete, thanks to Talli's party!
I'm not a tennis fan, but it seems to me that tennis is the only sport where female players get as much attention as male players. So when choosing my athlete, I decided to be a tennis player. From there I figured, why not pick a tennis player who also looks like a supermodel? If I'm going to be someone else, I might as well go for broke. :D
So I'm Ms. Sharapova for today, and I'm sending a HUGE round of applause to Talli! I can't wait to read her book, and I wish her tons of success with it. You can order the book on Amazon.com here or on Amazon.co.uk here.
I'm looking forward to checking in with all the other partiers as the day goes on. Cheers! :)