Happy Monday, everybody! I hope you had a good weekend.
Mine was kind of crazy
Friday evening, I took my older one to the bookstore to meet Natale Ghent. She was coming to the tween book club meeting that night because the kids had all read her book THE ODDS GET EVEN, which my own little odd fellow really related to. It deals with bullying in a funny and liberating and wonderfully awesome way and you need to read it if you read middle grade at all. (It was shortlisted for the Silver Birch Award this year, guys. READ IT.) And Natale was funny and warm and related SO well to the kids. I am her newest fan, and meeting her was the highlight of my week. And we talked BOOKS!
Then came Saturday, which was a little bit awesome - it involved seven Smart Chicks, some microphones, flying keyrings, and a few hundred people screaming and hooting. I was one of the screaming people. In case you haven't figured it out, I'll post pictures tomorrow that will explain everything. But believe me when I say, it was AWESOME. Oh, and: BOOKS.
And then yesterday, my family took a road trip to this place:
this lady, who also dragged her family there on a road trip of their own. And we had a lovely afternoon chatting about all things writing while our spouses entertained the kids. Somewhere else. They say it was the Children's Museum, but based on the volume of sand that came out of my littler one's shoes, I'm guessing they tried digging their own version of the Chunnel under Lake Ontario.
So, yeah. Three days, three bookstore visits, one weekend of awesomeness. I'm wishing it were Friday all over again.
How was your weekend?