This Weekend

January 13, 2010

This weekend is the American Library Association Midwinter conference. This is it, folks. The one where they announce the Caldecott winners, Newbery winners, Printz winners, etc.

There will also be exhibits galore. A chance to see all kinds of new books and books that haven’t come out yet (you know I’m crossing my fingers for a chance at a few specific titles. . . ).

In other words, nerd heaven. My kind of nerd heaven.

Best of all, it’s in Boston this year. That’s right, practically my own backyard. I will be there, IN PERSON (if I can get myself out of bed early enough) when they announce the winners of all those prestigious awards. There are tons of events going on, including a YA author/blogger/publisher Twitter meetup that I can hardly even stand to think about.

I am so excited, I can hardly sit still.

My school district is paying for me to go, and then, somehow, by fortune I’m still not sure about, I got access to some free exhibit passes too, so I registered Bart and he’s coming along. I cannot wait.

Oh, believe me, friends, you will be so tired of hearing about ALA when it’s all over. Because I probably will be talking about it until my 30th birthday.

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18 Comments

  • Reply Lady Susan January 13, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Whoop! Will you post the winners? Or at least a link to the winners? I am nerdy enough to be very, very excited for you.

  • Reply Elizabeth January 13, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    I am positively GREEN with envy.

  • Reply Packrat January 13, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Oh, you lucky girl (and boy)! Have a wonderful time! Heaven is just about right.

  • Reply Lexilooo January 13, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    So, so exciting!!! I am a bit jealous 🙂

  • Reply Jess January 13, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    So exciting! It's local, AND you don't have to pay your own way? AWESOME. Have fun!

  • Reply Shelly January 13, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Oh, how fun! Have a great time, and tell us all the details!

  • Reply megan January 13, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Sounds like the perfect weekend for you!

  • Reply Becky January 13, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    I have to say that I love librarian conferences. Having the opportunity to hear authors talk, get your book signed, talk to publishers, well it is fab. It is times like these when you know you have the perfect job. Enjoy!

  • Reply Heather January 13, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    I've said it before and I'll say it again. You live a charmed life. Sounds like heaven.

  • Reply Kimberly January 13, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Ooo, I'm so excited for you!

  • Reply Peaceful Reader January 13, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Oh, I am also green with envy!! Wish I could go with you-don't ya love it when your school district pays for something you want to go to! The Joy!

  • Reply emandtrev January 13, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    That sounds so lovely! I hope you have a great time. I also hope that you will tell us all about it!

  • Reply Melinda January 13, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    What a great weekend of fun!!!! Can't wait to see pictures and hear about the winners!

  • Reply Mari January 14, 2010 at 2:54 am

    Have a wonderful time !

  • Reply Angela Noelle January 14, 2010 at 8:40 am

    This post is very, very sweet. I love hearing or reading about someone revelling in his/her element. So gorgeous.

  • Reply melissa @ 1lbr January 14, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    I still have not made it to a single ALA conference 🙁 I'm sure part of that is I still haven't scraped together the money to join ALA. How to influence my boss into paying…

  • Reply ellen January 14, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Lots of great things happen in Boston!

    When is your 30th b-day?!

  • Reply Lotte January 15, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Oh wow that is so amazing! Tell us all about it afterwards and don't skip any details 😀

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