The highlight of Copley’s visit? Meeting Judith! Judith of Leeswammes’ Blog: Books, Books, and Books
She has a great photo of Copley sitting atop a few books… She gave me The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin (I was MOST excited for this – what a treat!) and First You Try Everything by Jane McCafferty which we joked might be perfect for my celebrating my 25th wedding anniversary this year. I gave her Stewart O’Nan’s Songs for the Missing. I haven’t actually read this myself but have been meaning to for years now. Anything by O’Nan, truthfully. I have another copy so I’m trying to set up a readalong. Anyone else interested?
We talked a lot about books, as you might expect. And we talked about biscuits and other interesting cultural differences. But mostly about books.
And when the boys were let out from work meetings, we toured.
View from our room at the Moevenpick Hotel, looking mostly northwest. View lookingsouthwest? Amsterdam Station. Canal scene. Street scene. A lovely canal street cafe scene. The famous Seven Bridges shot. We had dinner at the restaurant on the top of this old oil rig. Watch out for the bicycles! The Flower Market. The Rijksmuseum. Where we saw this famous Rembrandt painting The Nightwatch. An Old Amsterdam Sandwich (featuring rocket and cornichons but I think it had a different spelling… Means pickles. Rocket is arugula.) At the Heineken Experience. A mosiac sofa.