It was really nice to get out of the house and attend the book signing by Harlan Coben. I was delighted to see such a big turnout as well. I found it very encouraging to see that there are still people who read actual books! In this age of the internet, instant gratification and rushing about, I was afraid that too many people were forgetting to just be still and read. For enjoyment.
I married into a family that, as far as I can tell, never reads for pleasure. My own sweet husband doesn't pick up anything (other than a Bible) if it isn't atleast 50% pictures. Evidently, he was not raised in a reading home; it's just not their thing. So, it was nice to endulge in something I enjoy for a change. Even if I did have to do it alone.
I found Mr. Coben to be very witty and engaging. He spoke for a few moments, took some questions and then proceeded with the book signing. I was also impressed by the potpourri of attendees. Nearly all age groups were present, ranging from a man in his eighties to teenagers. I had never heard of Harlan Coben until one day, in the mood for something fictional to read, I purchased his book Hold Tight at Wal-mart.