Wishin' and Hopin'!!!! WAY TO GO!!!! Well done! That totally looks like a line, congratulations!!!! Wooohoo!! Can't wait to hear more stories as they progress!
Escher~ Glad your temp went up just the way you hoped. Everything's crossed for you for sure.
Sorry I haven't but a moment to do more personals, but I wanted to say thanks to everyone for your kind words about my panic attack--Starling, you're right, it was probably delayed reaction to the flight-- and to give you more exciting book news! We have winners!!! The C/YA award press conference was this morning and I"ve never been in a rowdier bunch of librarians in my life (and that includes the Saturday Night cocktail social!!) Our own winners are, for Young Adult: Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher, about a young man who falls for the new girl in school, and has to re-evaluate everything he knows when he finds out she was born male. Fiction winner: More of This World or Maybe Another, by Barb Johnson, a collection of short stories set in New Orleans about a tight-knit community and the lesbian couple who holds them all together. Non Fiction winner: Inseparable: Desire Between Women in Literature by Emma Donoghue, which is what it says, but don't be afraid it's some dry academic work. VERY readable and entertaining, and keep paper and pencil handy to write down the million new books you'll want to read once you've read this one! We had honor books as well, but these are our winners and we're very proud of them.
Home in the morning and can't wait. DP did a brilliant job running both the half and full marathons at Disney world~ I can't wait to see her medals!!
You ladies are the best! More later xoxo