Wrapping up the
month of July over the next few days. And there are few things
First – A
Parkside View will be out roughly a
week into the month. We’re hoping a new feature will be debuting,
and need a handful of extra days to get things set and placed
if it works out as we expect.
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e-mail (or a message to any of our social media pages).
Second – National
Buy Bob’s Book Day!
the tenth annual National Buy Bob’s Book Day this year. The
event will be held on August 26th.
As many of you know,
the effort began with a complete intent to goof around a bit
and offer it up as a funny, shameless attempt at promoting Bob’s
published works. The idea came together when Bob was trying
to promote his first release, Time
Just Drifts Away. He noticed things
like National Raspberry Cream Pie Day and National Ice Cream
Sundae Day were getting attention, and the thoughts connected.
In his words, he
basically began wondering: “If raspberry cream pie can have
a day, why can’t my books?” And while we might be biased here
in Backpackville, when accepted as silly and a bit off-balance,
it sure seems like a fair question.
We’re putting together
a few special ideas for the celebrations, which we hope to share
as August begins.
Third – Efforts
to send some support to two great cancer centers.
effort that has been taking place for a
bit of time now, a portion from every sale of Bob’s books is
being collected to send to Roswell Park in New York and Yale
in Connecticut. This is being done with every book sale, including
both print and Kindle editions, and continues until the end
of August 2021.
The most important
aspect of this is not the book sales, but understanding how
many great places are in need of assistance. This is especially
true in recent times. So, yes, we would be thrilled if you checked
dozen titles Bob has released while making
a purchase or two. And yes, we’d be honored if you purchased
several titles and used them as gifts for friends. That said,
what we truly hope is that you’ll check out these two great
facilities, or turn an eye toward a cause that’s important to
you. (And thank you for that if you do.)
Gomez, Steve Martin and Martin Short? Sure.
Sounds like fun. I thought I’d likely tune in and check out
Only Murders in the Building when I heard about it.
Trailer has been released, and now I’m getting excited about
the effort headed to Hulu.
What We Do in
the Shadows has a
new trailer out. (Am I reading too much
into the lack of a reflection in the mirror?)
closing in on a new season of Doctor
Who. We should see episodes before the end of 2021.
One new essay to
a small town has it made”