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18 January 2007 @ 08:45 pm
welcome to Seattle and ALA  
OK, so a 5 hour flight late taking off did not exactly pt me in a great mood, but the bumps were not too bad (I read through most of them) and I had the most bodaciously exquisite manuscript to read (more on this later once I get the go ahead from the publisher to talk about it), so we arrived in Seattle before my butt lost all of its feeling (and it can feel quite a bit). Of course, the hotel screwed p my reservation so I am in a room for one night and then get to play "can you find me a room with 2 beds before my roomie arrives?) before proceeding to my first committee meeting tomorrow.

But now that I have had some salad and enough liquid to replenish what I lost on the plane, I am feeling better. ALA begins for me tomorrow with the Edwards Committee meeting in the afternoon and then the USBBY session with Terry Trueman tomorrow evening. I think that will make for a terrific day even with the great room change.

So, I bid you goodnight so that I can go back to the other books I dropped into the carry on, the new Mal Peet and the forthcoming Jerry Spinelli.

BTW, I will also be blabbing, er blogging, for YALSA on their official site, so check that out too. I plan to blog from the press conference Monday as they announce all the winners. It is my favorite time at ALA.
Current Mood: draineddrained
alixwritesalixwrites on January 19th, 2007 10:22 am (UTC)
Ooh, I hope you'll blog about the Trueman speech. He's so fun to hear! Have fun!
(Anonymous) on January 19th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
Hi Teri,

I wanted to send you information about the Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (includes lots of YA stuff)and in looking for your email address noticed that you are at ALA. If you are not aware or need an update on CLCD please drop by our booth 1570.

I will not be attending but will look forward to contacting you after the conference.

Dick Stine
Area Rep.
thunderchikin on January 19th, 2007 08:21 pm (UTC)
Okay, enough teasing about JD Salinger's lost manuscript...
professornanaprofessornana on January 19th, 2007 09:00 pm (UTC)
You got me: Pitcher in the Barley...