I read about 50 blogs on a regular basis. Out of those 50, I have about five favorites. I save them until I’m finished reading all the other ones – kind of like dessert! Joy absolutely fits into that category. (Her site is www.joythebaker.com.)
I enjoy her blog because she shares personal stories. It makes her so easy to relate to. It was great to see that she is exactly the same in real life – authentic. She talks just like she writes.
I attended the signing with my friends Sara, Ally and Ira. Here we are waiting in line to meet Joy after the Q&A. We passed the time by talking about girl stuff and trying not to be nervous…
This is me talking with Joy. I asked her how she stays so slim even though she’s around sweets all the time. She said she eats a lot of kale, and rides her bike.
I wasn’t nervous at all while I was talking to her, but as soon as we posed for this picture my face and cheeks started shaking violently. I started to have this panicked feeling that everyone in the whole bookstore had paused in their conversation and was looking confusedly at my trembling features. But it all turned out well in the end because for one thing, the world doesn’t revolve around me, and for another you can’t tell in the picture!
Joy was a pleasure to meet, and it was good to catch up with my girlfriends. All in all, a perfect Friday night!
By the way, I made the Peanut Butter and Jam Milkshake from her cookbook the other day – delicious! I love the creative nature of all the recipes in this book. It is worth picking up if you haven’t already!