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6 Things on a Saturday

I will try to make them six good things, even.

1. Lauren Willig's books are making me happy-happy-happy. I've already posted reviews on the first four books, my favorite of which is decidedly The Seduction of the Crimson Rose. I now have in my possession the local library's copy of The Temptation of the Night Jasmine, which I put on hold on Thursday. Yes, someone returned it yesterday and lo, I was able to pick it up on my way home from Philadelphia today.

2. Why was I in Philadelphia? Well, the first time, I had lunch with John & Sarah Green at Reading Terminal Market (a farmer's market chock full of awesome), and the second time hubby, M and I went to the Free Library Festival at the Free Library of Philadelphia, where M scored a photo of Kristin Chenoweth (who is a tiny, tiny thing), and we caught part of Peter Yarrow's appearance (oddly disturbing), and then we joined the throng of Nerdfighters there to hear John read and take questions. It was a nice day for an event, that's for sure.

3. The UPS man brought me a copy of my friend Laura Salas's new book, Stampede, the other day, and it makes me very happy, too.

4. My friend Dan Maguire, who is a Most Excellent Poet (you can read his poem, "The Lateness of the Day" in my 2007 post, is reading at the Barnes & Noble store in Marlton, NJ on Monday evening at 7 p.m. If you are anywhere within driving distance of the place and can make it, you really ought to - Dan is an excellent poet and a spectacular reader. I believe there's an open reading after he's done, and will pack a poem accordingly.

5. In only six days, I will be in New Hampshire for the NE SCBWI Conference. I very much look forward to seeing old friends (and meeting new), and to the writing retreat in the mountains that follows it. Boy, do I need to get away for a while. Just me and Jane. And angeladegroot. And writerjenn.

6. cleolinda's recent Secret Life of Dolls posts are cracking me up. Big-time. And y'all, I can really use some laughs right about now.

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tamarak
Apr. 19th, 2009 01:37 am (UTC)
Niiiice list........
kellyrfineman
Apr. 19th, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)
:)
redheadedali
Apr. 19th, 2009 01:40 am (UTC)
I had lunch with John & Sarah Green at Reading Terminal Market

Not just John, but the Yeti, too?! Color me jealous! :)
kellyrfineman
Apr. 19th, 2009 02:20 am (UTC)
You know how much I love that icon. Sarah's lovely, as is John. No surprise there.
literaticat
Apr. 19th, 2009 04:50 am (UTC)
I WILL ALSO BE THERE! woo hoo!
kellyrfineman
Apr. 19th, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
I am very much looking forward to meeting you in person! WOO HOO!
susanwrites
Apr. 19th, 2009 04:55 am (UTC)
#5

Your conference looks terrific and some of my friends will be there...hugs to Toni Buzzeo and Jackie Martine and Jennifer Ward. And so many online friends. I really think I need to go to this conference next year.
kellyrfineman
Apr. 19th, 2009 02:37 pm (UTC)
It's one of my favorite conferences - although it's quite a haul for you!
susanwrites
Apr. 19th, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC)
Yes it is but I've got a lot of friends in New England that I would like to see and I've been wanting to go visit other conferences. I'm thinking about maybe going back east next year, spending some time with Toni ahead of time and then going to the conference.
(Anonymous)
Apr. 19th, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
NE SCBWI
Elaine M.

Kelly,

I'm so sorry I won't be attending the NE SCBWI Conference this year. I would so love to meet you in person.

I hope you have a wonderful retreat up in the mountains of New Hampshire!
kellyrfineman
Apr. 19th, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
Re: NE SCBWI
Have you been there before? This will be my fourth consecutive year there (1 attending, 2 on faculty, now back to attending). I'd hate to think I'd missed so many opportunities to meet you!
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kellyrfineman
Apr. 20th, 2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you had a good weekend - and you'll be sick to death of seeing me by the time May arrives!
sruble
Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
Yay for 6 great things. Have a great time at the conference. I hope there's lots of laughs and children's books :)
kellyrfineman
Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
I hope for those things too. I really need to get away right now.
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