In other news… Book Expo is almost here, and I’m gonna be there! Completely excited about meeting other bloggers amidst the book-laden frenzy. If you see me, say hi. And then tell me what you’re reading; can’t wait to hear.
I’m a one-book-per-day kinda girl when packing for any kind of travel, and that’s for a normal trip that’s not expected to include any lengthy reading sprees.
And heaven help us all, if the trip requires that I bring books to aid in any sort of research.
(Shameful recollection of that episode at Midway Airport, when I had to transfer Kennedy assassination books from my overweight suitcase to my soon-to-be-leaden-in-weight carry-on, right there in the middle of the terminal)
I’m a wiser woman these days. I start out with the books in the carry-on. That, my friends, ismy best book-packing tip.
Also: Beverly Clearly turned 100 this week! Given that some of her books (Henry Huggins) seemed charmingly old-fashioned when I read them way back in the ’70s, I’m actually delightedly stunned that she’s still living.
This is the lady who gave us Drop Everything and Read Day, and for that, I’m deeply grateful. (I actually celebrate this holiday most days, but I think that’s true of many of us.)