|Our Purple Mountain Ash tree has been very busy dumping its leaves.|
WLMA conference in Yakima, WA: I attended the Washington Library Media Association conference this past Friday and Saturday. I met two favorite YA authors: Jay Asher (Thirteen Reasons Why) and Ruta Sepetys (Between Shades of Gray); attended a session called "Sex in the Library" and another about how to use Between Shades of Gray to teach history. In addition, I went on a winery tour (after hours) with a few other librarians. Eastern Washington is wine country and we tried some good ones. See my post tomorrow with more about the conference.
|A closeup of the leaves from above tree piled on the lawn. I love this tree for the varied colors of the fall leaves.|
Books read this week:
- Rapture Practice by Aaron Hartzler. I conducted an email interview with him and posted it. Please take a look at the interview here. I liked the book and think it has a lot to say to teens and parents today. I was very impressed by how quickly Aaron responded to my request for an interview.
- The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout. The book club selection for this coming Wednesday. There should be plenty to discuss.
- Far Far Away by Tom McNeal. I actually finished this book the week before but I completed the review this week. Please take a look. This is a new favorite book.
- The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black. Sandy and I started this audiobook on our way home from the library conference. It is a Mock Printz selection. Vampires galore.
- In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters. Another Mock Printz selection.