Massachusetts love!

I had the MOST wonderful time signing books in Boston and Northampton with Tim Fish. It turned out to be a perfect weekend to travel up from New York by train. I got some good leaf-peeping in. Love that fall color! It’s hitting the tail end especially farther North, but it’s still amazing and one of the best things about being in New England bar none. Even the trees in my terrace got into the flaming fall act!

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My mom and Jim took me to the Harvard Coop (great to see them!) where they had a very nice display and Tim and I got a good responsive crowd for our reading. I also ended up drinking two delish decaf mochas because two people brought them to me at my request accidentally. It’s nice to get that kind treatment as a guest!

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After the reading we retired along with our great Boston friends to a cool Mexican place called Border Cafe. Which was crowded and fun with good food at good prices. I ended up back at Tim‘s place late and marveled at his great vintage comics collection!
The next morning we went to a cool Portugese diner called Neighborhood Restaurant for breakfast it was totally cute with great food and all the meals came with a choice of Cream of Wheat (with cinammon) or fruit. The Cream of Wheat was awesome! Here is a funny sign from there.

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Then Tim and I made the drive from Boston to Northampton, a gorgeous town I recommend everybody should visit. The comic shop Modern Myths was amazing, had a great selection (in addition to manga, graphic novels, they sell used too! Also, they had Pocky and Ramune soda. Too cool!). The proprieters were so kind and welcoming I was nearly in tears over their hospitality. Before the signing I got a hot chocolate (made with melted dark chocolate) from Cafe Chocolate (or is it Chocolate Cafe?) right nearby. Anyway great place. Afterwards the owners kindly took us to a fantastic Asian restaurant called Zen. Loved it! What a great trip! I also got to see my uncle which was a great treat.

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