Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Texas Book Festival!

It's October, so it must be time again for the Texas Book Festival!

Where to go first?

Let's start the weekend off right by bookcrossing a couple of dozen books.

Talent's everywhere at the Texas Book Festival.

Intriguing book title.

You can put a lot of books in this HEB cart.

Have to make a stop at the Cooking Tent.

Hey Cupcake!

Music Tent is always fabulous.

Several children-read-to-dogs programs.

Lots of student book clubs.

Author/illustrator Chris Raschka.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid van.

What a lineup! And that's just the first day!

Marisol McDonald author Monica Brown.

Author Elizabeth Suneby demonstrates what it's like to wear a burka
as she talks about her book Razia's Ray of Hope.

What the Texas Book Festival is really all about.

Long lines for R. L. Stine.

R. L. Stine...He just looks scary, I think.

The beautiful Texas Capitol.

I see this woman every year.
Does she live at the Capitol?
What is her story?

The One and Only Ivan's Katherine Applegate.

A full house for Katherine Applegate.

Admit it. You covet this dress, don't you?

Author Kate Hosford talks about infinity.

Authors Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett (tutu)
reveal the 2013-14 Bluebonnet nominees.

 Met authors Gordon Korman and Jon Agee in the author escort area.

My author-to-escort, Adam Rex. 
Didn't actually need an escort,
so I brought him a nice veggie lunch and water.

End of a long, happy weekend.

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  1. What a wonderful experience! Great that you can 'rub shoulders' with the authors. I'm glad you have photos of them. Many I've heard of but only now do I know what they look like.

  2. That was an event packed weekend for sure. Thanks for the interesting tour. And I'd like a shirt version of that dress!

  3. I have a book dress, by way of the recommendation of a work friend.

  4. Looks like great fun. I love the book dress and I agree - Stine does look a bit scary!

  5. Stone said at the festival that nothing scares him.

  6. What a great book festival!! Lots and lots of neat stuff going on!

    I love the book dress. I like bookcrossing too!

  7. That does look like a great book festival. Something for everyone.

  8. It was great. I hope to visit other book festivals one day, like the National Book Festival and the LA festival.

  9. The food was great, too. This year there were cupcakes and creeps.

  10. Book events are the best! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  11. Deb, I'm so jealous...this looks like such fun. I've never been to an event like this. Love the photo of the Dad reading with his son. Is this in Austin? Maybe when we move to NM, I can come to it sometime. I know it's still a long way, but closer than NJ. Have a great day!

  12. What a terrific event! And these are great photos to really capture the day.

    Joy's Book Blog

  13. great pics! My niece and nephew live in Dallas - I should bring them to Austin one year for the Festival - I think they would love it!

  14. Best photo: What the book festival is all about. That's great.

  15. It's a great event for kids. If I lived closer, I'd bring a group of students from my school.

  16. What a wonderful event. And the weather looks so warm. Jealous on two accounts.

  17. Wow a lot of great photos that expressed it so well!

  18. What a great time it looks. I'd love to get to a big American book festival some day. So many authors!

  19. This is a great one, Louise. The weather is fabulous in Austin in October.


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