Sunday, April 18, 2010

TLA 2010: A Photoblog Post



TLA 2010

Read among the Texas Wildflowers on the way to San Antonio...

Met some celebrities at the Davidson dinner...

Heard Scott Simon speak at the opening session...

Visited with some amazing children's authors...Eric Kimmel...

...Pat Mora, creator of
El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), known as Día...

Went to my first TLA committee meeting for El día de los niños... 



Won a medal in the librarian fun run...

Lots of dancing...

Can't be in San Antonio without going to the Alamo and taking the Riverwalk...

Had an opportunity to read with a new friend...


Ate some incredible bbq, though, fortunately, not on Bike Night...


Found a great new chicken puppet...

And brought home a few books for my library!


23 comments:

  1. Holy cow! What a lot of fun and what a lot of books!

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  2. Deb, I'm a new follower even though I've seen your name around for years - on yahoogroups a long time ago I think. In any case, I'm Kay and I'm in Austin. I had a bunch of friends who were going to TLA. Glad you were "deprived" of too much while there! LOL

    Wow! What a stack of books! The wildflowers are beautiful this year aren't they? All that rain in January and February and the lakes actually have water in them this year!

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  3. Looks like you had a wonderful time. I notice you are reading Les Miserables. I can't wait to hear what you think about it.

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  4. WOW! What a BUNCH of Books! You lucky girl! How did you manage to get all those home!?! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time! How can a "readers" convention not be fun!

    Have a great week!

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  5. Congratulations on your medal- fantastic effort, and that great haul of books. Looks like a fun time.

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  6. What a great idea! I love the photos and you with that pile of books. Does the new chicken have a name?

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  7. My favorite is the new chicken puppet :-) Excellent! It looks like fun.

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  8. Yes, that's a LOT of books! (Thanks to my sweet librarian friends who helped me lift and tote!)

    Henny will love the library, I think...though she seems a wee bit full of herself...always going on and on about how many eggs she can lay....

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  9. that's a great pile of books! (even bigger than my BEA pile last year!) I think I spot the new Dear America book by Kirby Larson which I am reading right now and really enjoying? Hope you like it too!

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  10. Look at all of those celebrities you rubbed elbows with :)

    Looks like you had a fabulous time and that pile of books says it all. Love it.

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  11. Debbie,
    Once again you came home with lots more books than I did. I don't know how you do it!
    Ate at the bbq place also and loved it. We were there on biker night; luckily the rain kept them away.
    Krissy

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  12. love the picture essay! looks like so much fun.

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  13. Wow! What a loot! It looks like you had a great time at TLA. Love the picture of you and a friend reading among the wildflowers.

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  14. Oooh, those stacks of books look so fun. I'm actually in Beaumont, Texas (near Houston). It's fun to figure out where bloggers live. Recuperate, and enjoy!

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  15. Oooh, those stacks of books look so fun. I'm actually in Beaumont, Texas (near Houston). It's fun to figure out where bloggers live. Recuperate, and enjoy!

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  16. Oooh, those stacks of books look so fun. I'm actually in Beaumont, Texas (near Houston). It's fun to figure out where bloggers live. Recuperate, and enjoy!

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  17. Oooh, those stacks of books look so fun. I'm actually in Beaumont, Texas (near Houston). It's fun to figure out where bloggers live. Recuperate, and enjoy!

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  18. Woot for San Antonio! And the picture w/ the cardboard cutout is hilarious. :)

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  19. looks like you had an awesome time! I love library conferences!

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  20. Looks like an awful lot of fun and no need to worry too much about spelling and punctuation.

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  21. gasping in delight (and a little jealousy) on reading this and seeing THE BOOKS YOU BROUGHT HOME! OMG, and I love San Antonio. What a wonderful experience and great that you logged it to share!!!!

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  22. I love San Antonio-- so much to explore--- looks like you had a blast and what a haul!!! Where is a forklift when you need one?! ;o)

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  23. Looks like you had a grand time, Debbie! I love the last photo in this post. It would make a great profile picture for FB. :)

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