Sunday, June 27, 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...