Doing It Up Washington Style (And a Potential Kidlit Drink Night)
Mm. So I’ve been bad. I owe you guys at least another book review and a gigantic recap of last week‘s Harper Collins preview of upcoming titles. But I had this crazy move, couldn’t figure out how to post pictures (still tweaking that one, actually) and on top of all that I’m doing some freelance work that’s effectively gnawing away at any free time I might possibly devote to you, gentle readers. In short, I went out and saw a documentary on Chet Baker two nights ago at Film Forum, it was AWESOME, and I haven’t gotten around to doing the good blogger thing since.
Fortunately my woes will be appeased somewhat soonish when I high-tail it down to Washington D.C. ("it’s paradise to me") next week for the ALA Conference. Yep. It’s gonna be all about relaxing, eating food, and chilling out as I run hell-for-leather through streets I don’t know in an effort to find places with names like "Embassy of the Czech Republic" (this is true).
Want to hang out? I’m a bit booked for the most part but it’s hard to keep me away from a party. If you want to snag me on Friday or Monday, those days look pretty free and clear thus far. But probably the best way to get me would be at the Mitali Perkins book launch par-tay. She’s doing it up right for her title First Daughter: Extreme American Makeover and she was clever enough to plan the party (in the D.C. Public Library, no less) for that brief span of time I have between my lunches and my dinners. You want me? That’s where I’ll be.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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