I think I need an adjustment…mainly because I carted home 23.5# worth of reading from my one-day mission at the American Libraries Association annual meeting that just wrapped up in Chicago yesterday.
And, if you think that sounds greedy, you might be right.
Check out this haul! 28 books in total and most of them ARCs–Advance Reader Copies. For a new blogger like me, those babies are manna from Heaven.
And, yes, I did pay for some books. Particularly some discounted hardcovers for my kids. Because I’m that mom. The one who gives books as gifts.
For my Exhibits Only $35 fee I was able to meet some of the most vibrant people in publishing. It was exhilarating. And, transcendent.
People say that books are dead. I’m here to report I saw them firsthand–alive and well.
And if you think I’m kidding, let me say: who among you would wait 94 minutes to meet a Caldecott medal winner? Many people–the line was over a 100 people long. But Jon Klassen is as delightful and compassionate as his stories. He wade a point to address each and every person in the line graciously, asking questions and being absolutely lovely.
And, I had the same treatment when meeting Oliver Jeffers,
But truly, the coup de etat of my fruitful day was snagging an ARC from a lady I truly admire as an author: Simone Elkeles.
I’ve got my hands on WILD CARDS–so expect a review soon!