With my trusty Scholastic backpack on my back and my pink swoosh shoes on my feet, I have been walking the halls of the Dallas Convention Center this week at the annual Texas Library Association Conference.
This backpack suits me better than any other I've used. It seems to hold the maximum number of books possible before my clavicle cracks under the strain.
Lots of great stuff in the booths. I've already put one load in the car but these are the "can't wait to read" titles I picked up today! The Skulduggery Pleasant sequel, a new Elise (Shakespeare's Secret) Broach, another glorious K. Y. Craft cover for Juliet Marillier, the new Joan (how entling no. 3 loves her) Bauer, the 3rd book in the Warrior Heir series by Cinda Williams Chima, Brent Hartinger's Geography Club and Katie Grant's new series starter: Blue Flame. Now, which one do I read at dinner tonight?
My conference started with a lovely bloggers tea at the Adolphus Hotel that was hosted and organized by Anastasia Suen I skidded in right off the freeway as everything began so I sat down at the first empty chair I saw.
Today I sat at the tea table with, storyteller and Bluebonnet author Tim Tingle (Crossing Bok Chitto) and Betsy and Ted Lewin. The Lewins shared their new book, Horse Song with us. Happy!