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Way-Behind Wednesday (ALA Pictures)

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Yes, these pictures are from June 23rd.... Better late than never, right? Unfortunately, I didn't run into anyone
I know on the floor, but I had a good time checking out all the publishers' booths and getting books signed.
First stop of the day was the Harper Collins booth, to see Jon Scieszka. He was pleased to sign my copy of
his autobiography, Knucklehead, which he modestly called "a classic."
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Always happy to see books by writer friends. Hey, there's an ARC of Oh, Nuts! by Tammi Sauer.
And A Whole Lot of Lucky (upper right) by Danette Haworth.
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One advantage to waiting in a long line--I got to see 2012 Newbery winner Jack Gantos being interviewed.

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The long line was for the S (as in Scholastic) team: Allen Say, Brian Selznick, and Maggie Stiefvater.

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Added bonus: seeing blogger friend Beth Howard signing her memoir of love, loss, and pie, Making Piece.
Beth currently lives in the famous American Gothic house in Iowa (after learning it was for rent), where she started a business called Pitchfork Pie Stand, and chronicles her adventures at www.theworldneedsmorepie.blogspot.com 

I ended up with 19 ARCs and 5 published books. Favorite ARCs so far: Son by Lois Lowry (the long-awaited follow-up to The Giver) and Maggie's The Raven Boys. Lots of good books to look forward to this fall.

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boreal_owl
Jul. 12th, 2012 02:22 pm (UTC)
Looks like you had a fun day. Thanks for sharing your photos.
christine444
Jul. 12th, 2012 05:34 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. It was very crowded on Saturday, which made picture-taking a little difficult. But it was fun, and I saw Henry Winkler on Monday. :>)
newport2newport
Jul. 12th, 2012 08:09 pm (UTC)
How come I'm not friends with Beth Howard? She seems like my kind of peeps. You'll introduce us, right?

Glad you had a good time at ALA. I sure do wish I'd have seen you there... oxxo
christine444
Jul. 12th, 2012 09:43 pm (UTC)
Well, I only know her as an online friend (like you, alas). She's on Facebook, too, as Beth M. Howard, so there'd be the mutual-friend thing there, if you want to send her a request.

I was surprised I didn't run into anyone I knew, considering how many friends were supposed to be there...But, then, it was so crowded on Saturday, I guess we were like needles in a haystack. ;>)
tamarak
Jul. 14th, 2012 02:10 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful surprise to see Cutesy, Blinky, and Bob in your post! Thank you. :)
christine444
Jul. 14th, 2012 06:07 pm (UTC)
I was fan-girlishly excited to see it: "There's Tammi's book!" :>) They were display-only copies, so I looked at it there. So cute.

(Illustrator) Ken Min was right next to me, taking a picture of the book display, too. :>)
(Anonymous)
Jul. 31st, 2012 12:28 am (UTC)
Love the pics!
I'm behind, too! Thanks for sharing the pics, and what a nice surprise for you to point out my book! Thanks for putting a smile on my face!

Danette
christine444
Jul. 31st, 2012 04:56 am (UTC)
Re: Love the pics!
You're welcome, Danette! :>) Congrats on the good review; I think the book will be a hit with readers.

It's funny--last time I went to ALA, I got an ARC of Violet Raines. :>)
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