ALA Midwinter 2012

#alamw12 lotsa’ choices here, all good!

There’s so much to do, including Exhibits which offer irresistible options for readers.  After I returned from the 5K Fun Run/Walk, and yes it really was fun, I spent some time at Exhibits.  My red ALA bag keeps getting full of stuff (not sure how I’ll ship home), so listening to a panel of excellent mystery writers at the daily PopTop stage seemed a good way to avoid picking up more stuff.  Moderated by droll Bill Crider, writers Cara Black, Laura Elvebak, Denise Hamilton, and Martin Limon discussed the appeal of their series’ characters and some of the background and inspiration for their books.  Of course, I left wanting to read all of their books (and I’ll start with the three Martin Limon signed after the panel).  Oh well, guess my next stop will be the post office, …

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