So. It happened again. No BKBF festival for me. Le sigh. This time, it was because I ended up packing up my apartment and moving across the country under very short notice to start a post-grad fellowship. Stress, I have it.
On a more positive note, I did read my goal of books from 5 festival authors before the event. The books I read were:
The Taste of Salt, Martha Southgate
The Buddha in the Attic, Julie Otsuka
Reservation Road, John Burnham Schwartz
A Tiger in the Kitchen, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
Interrupting Chicken, David Ezra Stein
The idea was that I had only read books from 5 of the authors that were going to be there, which seemed like an awfully low number. I wanted to double it, and I did. Since then, I realized that I had actually read 6 authors, since Norton Juster, who wrote The Phantom Tollbooth, was there. That was one of my favorite books when I was younger. I’m thinking it might make a comforting re-read during this time of stress. Hmmmm, I’m actually blogging from the library right now, since I have no internet access. Maybe I’ll see if they have a copy….okay, off to do that!