Sunday, June 27, 2010

Greetings from ALA 2010


We're all book dorks in the family, so we make ALA our yearly vacation of sorts. ALA Washington D.C. is one of our favorite destinations due to all the fab museums. Brother and I have played hooky a couple of times to visit the Holocaust Museum and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.

My favorite moment of the conference so far was the interview with Nancy Pearl and Mary McDonagh Murphy, documentarian and author of Scout, Atticus, & Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill A Mockingbird. Interspersed throughout the interview were clips of the original movie starring Gregory Peck, as well as authors sharing their own thoughts on the significance of Harper Lee's only book.

Also exciting is the news that Nancy Pearl (my personal hero) is soon to release her fourth book in the Book Lust series (I'm holding an ARC in the picture above). This book is all about travel. Each recommended reading list is based on a certain geographic country or region. I've been squealing with delight flipping through the pages this evening.

All for now...

13 comments:

LindaC said...

You guys are so cute....such book nerds for sure....we love you!
P.S. Can't wait for the boxes to arrive! Holding them for ransom!

keb said...

Okay, homeslice, you have made me green with envy. I wish i could be there.

Mystica said...

Wish I was somewhere around there!

Thomas at My Porch said...

I am glad you are having a good time despite the heat. Alas, getting settled in our new house made me forget all about the ALA until it was too late.

claire said...

Oh wow a new Book Lust! Let me squeal along with you..

Kristen M. said...

I want to steal your book AND your drink! :)

Serena said...

I hope you had a great time. Sorry we missed you at dinner with Alyce!

Diane said...

Looks like you are having a great time. DC is a great locale for a conference.

Andi said...

I was listening to Nancy Pearl on a podcast this morning and was also really excited to hear about the new book.

Enjoy!

Jo-Jo said...

Well it certainly looks like you are having a good time!

Shellie - Layers of Thought said...

Amanda -
How fun. I just finished Pearls Book Lust and More Book lust... and am working on Book Crush.

I am so envious I hope you do a bit update post after the event!

StephTheBookworm said...

This is all sorts of awesome!

Amanda said...

Cute picture! I wish I could have gone to ALA.

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