ALA Midwinter 2012

Just Plain Exhausted #alamw12

Books, walking, meetings, parties, walking, exhibits, books, vendors, walking, meetings, etc. and so forth for days. There is so much good stuff to be found here; it is unbelievable, amazing and absolutely exhausting.

I am happy to report that I am snug and warm in my hotel room with my galley of The List by Siobhan Vivian (thanks again, Scholastic!). And it is good, so very good. I’ve been super busy today, but I’ve managed to sneak in a few pages on the many shuttle rides between hotels & the convention center.

The basics: Every year in September at Mount Washington High School a list is published naming the prettiest and the ugliest girl in each grade. The List follows each girl for  a week. This book is so well done. I can’t wait to get back into the world of these characters. Their world is heartbreaking and uplifting and tragic and utterly believable. Unfortunately, I am so tired that I probably won’t be able to keep my eyes open for long. Good thing I have a nice long plane ride tomorrow.

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