The week started off amazingly! On Saturday night, I was the keynote speaker at the California State Library Association Conference Dinner (to honor California Young Reader Medal winner Mo Willems--who could not be there due to being in Paris for the year.)
It was on a boat. Seriously.
|A BOAT! It was so cool. The buffet was downstairs, then you walk upstairs...gorgeous!|
|This is the ceiling! Stained glass like a Tiffany lamp. I want one.|
At the dinner I sat next to this amazing third-grader named Daniel. His job was to give his reflections on the importance of the CYRM to children, and to introduce the clip of Mo Willems accepting his award from Paris. I was a little nervous about giving my upcoming speech so I engaged Daniel in conversation.
Me: I'm a little nervous. Are you nervous.
Daniel: Just remember to have a good time. Even if you mess up, just have a good time.
Wise, wise words from an eight year old.
|This is what the room looked like after--when I remembered to take a picture! Gorgeous boat!|
|When I was signing books in the lobby, Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver were, too! This is the only sneaky photo I could get because my table was too far away. Alas.|
|WHAT IS THIS? IS THAT THE SEVEN TALES OF TRINKET IN PAPERBACK???|
|It is SO pretty!|
There is an interview in which you can find out which superpower I would have if I got to choose. (Which my husband did not even know. He said I would choose time-travel, which I said could not even really be a superpower. Time-travel would need a device, and a device was not a superpower, unless you had invented the device with a super-brain. A twenty-minute debate ensued. Yes, this is what we talk about in the Thomas house.)
AND There is MORE BONUS!!!
AN EIGHTH TALE!
The only place you can read the eighth tale is in the paperback.
So, so much to love today!!
|See? You cannot read it here because it is tiny. And blurry. And sideways. But if you get the paperback, you can read it in regular size and not blurry. And not sideways, either.|