Saturday, April 19, 2008

Just a Week Away!

Next Saturday I will be on the UCLA campus wandering amongst the booths and pointing out familiar authors to my husband, "Look, Honey! That's T. Jefferson Parker! Oh my! Michael Connelly! Isn't he the best? Is that? It can't be! It is!" Talk about star struck. Anjin and I are supposed to be saving money for our vacation in late summer, but this is one extravaganza that we cannot pass up. I really am going to try and be good about keeping the book purchases down, but it would be impossible to come away empty handed. It wouldn't be fair. I have to support the authors. They need me. Well, they need readers. And I'm a reader. So, technically, they need me. They need Florinda too. Is anyone else going to the L.A. Times Festival of Books next weekend? Maybe I will see you there!

Let's get to the winners of this week's giveaways, shall we? Thank you to everyone who commented and participated.

The Society by Michael Palmer has found a new home with Bridget.

Andi is the lucky winner of The Collection by Gioia Diliberto.

It is time I go and pick on my cat and let the dog out. Have a good Saturday. Congratulations to the winners!


  1. Congrats to Bridget and Andi!

    I wouldn't be able to resist that festival either. You'll have a great time for sure :)

  2. Tall Paul and I will definitely be there - Saturday morning, before the parking garage gets too full! :-) I hope it doesn't rain... Looking forward to it, as always!

  3. Nymeth - I can't believe it took me so long to find out about it. Once I did though, I haven't missed a year yet. :-)

    Florinda - The first year we went, we parked at one of the far ends of Westwood and walked. It wasn't so bad that morning, but in the evening after all that walking around, it wasn't much fun.

    There was one year in there when it rained and I liked it if only for the fact that the crowds weren't so bad. I'm selfish that way. :-)

  4. The book festival sounds like a blast. Carry my spirit with you! =)


  5. I'm jealous. I totally wish I could go. I'll just have to read about your account of the day. ;)

  6. Have fun! I would probably donate a body part to go.

    And thank you SO MUCH for the book! I can't wait to read it.

  7. I can't believe I won a contest - YAY!

    Oh the book fair sounds great - I hope you'll give us a report.

  8. Jill - It is so much fun! I will definitely take you along in spirit. :-)

    Trisha - I wish you could come too!

    Andi - Thank you! Every year I tell my husband we can just go for one day instead of the two full days, but each year we end up going both days. I'm willing to brave two days of L.A. traffic so that's saying something! Haha

    Congratulations on winning!

    Bridget - Congratulations to you too! I hope you and Andi will enjoy the books. :-)

    I will be sure and report back about the book festival. I won't be able to help myself!

  9. The Festival of Books sounds like such fun. I'm quite jealous actually. Hope you have a great time and make sure to report back.
    Oh and congrats to the winners.

  10. Nikki - It's great to have you back with us!

    Tanabata - It is fun! I did a mad dash to get our tickets for the panels as soon as the clock struck noon. There probably was no need to rush, but I always worry anyway.

  11. Congratulations, Bridget and Andi! :D

  12. I'm so jealous! I can't wait to hear about the festival.


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