The first blog I visited this particular morning was Christina T's Reading Extensively. Here is her number one Bookish Memory:
1. Meeting Ally Carter at a book signing
Crazy, because guess where I was headed this morning? Yes, to see Ally Carter at Manvel Junior High!
Students came from four schools to hear Ally Carter speak.
She spoke about the writing process and answered questions.
I loved her Speed Round.
Two junior high librarians came suitably Gallagher Girl-ishly attired.
Naturally, I had to buy my first Ally Carter book
(can you guess which one?)
and get it autographed.
Some of our Alvin ISD Brazoria Fiction Fiesta librarians at the event,
posing with Ally Carter.
What I loved most:
Three junior high girls dived right into their new Ally Carter books.
I can see why Christina T. chose meeting Ally Carter as one of her favorite bookish memories!
Thank you, Blue Willow Bookshop in Houston,
for sharing Ally Carter with us and our students!
What is the Sunday Salon? Imagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people---students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....
That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.
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