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a brief ala update. July 13, 2009

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I’d thought that I would have a lot more time to post during ALA, but I have wound up going home exhausted every night and just crashing. But…I’m waiting before an author signing (at the Internet Room) and I thought that I would do a brief update…

I have met TONS of YA authors. Highlights include Judy Blume (an idol from my childhood, we both cried when I told her that and that she’s responsible for introducing me to the library — my school didn’t have “otherwise known as sheila the great,” so i went to the public library to get it), and so many more. I’ll post some pictures later on, too!

Additionally, my back is aching from ARCs and galleys. I have a ton of awesome ones to read for me and I got some double copies for give-aways here on the blog (and some for my teens at the library, of course). My favorite finds have been, of course, “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins and “Fire” by Kristin Cashore.

My favorite awesome beyond belief event today? Getting a galley of Ally Carter’s new series “Heist.” The lovely people at Disney Hyperion hooked me up with “Heist Society!” (Thank you, even though you don’t read this, Disney Hyperion!)

I’m having trouble with which books to start first! But I am now on my way back to Little, Brown — hopefully to get a signed copy of “Ash!”

::squee::

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