Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sunday Salon: Texas Library Association Conference 2012


It's time for the 
Texas Library Association
Annual Conference!

My sweet esposo graciously offered no protest 
when I suggested, 
though the conference is a mere thirty miles from my home,
that I would like to bunk in for the week in Houston
to completely immerse myself in the conference experience.

So I am. 
For the next week, I'll be Read-Kiddo-Read-ing and
Using-Creative-Nonfiction-ing and 
and eReader-Technology-ing and more.

I'll be meeting authors.

And I'll be acquiring free books!

Let me know if you'll be there, too!
Tweet me @debnance!

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.


  1. I'll be interested in your follow-ups to this conference, especially the part on e-books. I've been sort of following all the news lately about them.

    1. It will be interesting to see what I learn about e-books here at this conference.

  2. Maybe I'll obtain some new books that I'll be able to read and share with you!

  3. I am so jealous!! Have a great time and give us a full report!!!!

    1. I will take lots of pictures. Judy Blume is supposed to be there and she's an author I've never met.

  4. Sounds like a fun time!

    My Sunday Salon is here.

  5. Oh how fun!!! What a great experience! Be sure to share it all here with pictures and stories!

  6. Sounds like a great conference! Have fun :)

  7. Have fun at the TLAC. You had impressive reads last week: Otsuka, Forster & Blum. I guess your review seems to bear that Otsuka got the Pen/Faulkner Award for good reason. cheers.

  8. Oh, wow!! That is going to be one amazing conference!! If I could do it all over again, my dream job would be a librarian. Meeting authors and reading all the free books I could, and sharing them with kids would be amazing. I get to do that now as a mom, but it's a much smaller scale ;)

    I love that you are going to meet Judy Blume!She is my all time favorite children's author! I grew up on her books and love everyone of them. I hope you post lots of pictures, too!

  9. Curious if you got many (or any) free books. Didn't seem to be very many galleys available this year, maybe because so many publishers are moving to e-galleys. But then, I did not spend a whole lot of time in the exhibit hall; mostly just the Welcome Party.


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