Wednesday, May 8, 2013

International Reading Association Conference in San Antonio

San Antonio!

Spent the first morning at the Institute of Texan Culture...
betcha didn't even know there was such a thing as Texan culture!

I was eyeing this dress as potential attire
for the Queen of the Library.

A woman making her own yarn from cotton.

My husband was drawn to the cowboy wagon.
Of course.

Then we were off to La Villita,
a little village of artists and craftsmen. 

Look at his amazing work.

You gotta eat Mexican food along the Riverwalk.

And be serenaded by a mariachi band.

A persistent duck kept pecking my husband's booty.

So beautiful.

Time for the conference.
The incredible Rick Riordan.

I love Jason Chin's work. 
I got this autographed for the library

David Ezra Stein.

Tom Lichtenheld.

Reading Rainbow's LeVar Burton.

And the one-and-only Mo Willems.

Fabulous time was had by all. As they say.


  1. Looks like you had a lot of fun in the Alamo city!

    Happy WW!

  2. Hi Deb thanks for stopping by my blog and your comment. That looks a wonderful day that you had. Thanks for sharing Hope you have a wonderful day.

  3. Not only was it IRA time, but it was Fiesta!

  4. There's nothing like books, authors, reading, and San Antonio!

  5. What a great time you had! And sound like an awesome conference.

  6. what a beautiful pictures you've got there and the dress as well.. ;)

    Happy Wordless Wednesday! My entry is here.

  7. Looks like a great time. I love San Antonio. (And I DO think that dress would be fit for a librarian!)

  8. San Antonio is a great city -- throw in a book conference and it's great combo. Here's Mine

  9. Great pictures, looks like you had a nice time. I love the dress by the way ;)
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  10. Hey, I'm Queen of the Library, too. We'll have to fight over the dress.

  11. OOOH I want to be Queen of the Library!

  12. It sounds perfect - history, arts, crafts, books... what's not to like! My Snapshot is at

  13. Rick Riordan and LeVar Burton? Jealous!

    And that dress is it's hard to walk in though... ;)

  14. Wow you certainly saw some iconic US children's authors - lucky you!

  15. Wow - lots of neat sights, between the authors and art and that beautiful dress!

  16. So many long to be Queen of the Library!

  17. Rick Riordan. And LeVar Burton. And Mo Willems.

  18. What a great time that looks. I had to laugh at the duck. I think your Queen of the Library dress is just perfect.

  19. You got some good shots♫ Happy Sunday! My new website:

  20. I love Levar Burton! I think that dress would be perfect for the library. :-)


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