Since so many of you have shared your reading experiences with me, now that it's October I should share at least one of my fun moments...
I visited the Berkshire Botanical Garden for the first time and read on one of the artist's benches (read with flowers).
I bought and tried out "The Perfect Scoop" (and once I have heat in my house, I might make something from it again) for "read with a frozen treat."
To "read about summer," I read "One Crazy Summer," a great book about 1968 Oakland and a girl's visit to her less-than-interested mother (who sends her daughters off to the Black Panther's day camp).
I wandered through the New England Mobile Book Fair, one of my favorite bookstores.
But best of all, the oldest Arizona girl and I celebrated her 14th birthday attending the National Book Festival. We heard Suzanne Collins and Rebecca Stead and Edward O. Wilson, and two of my childhood favorites:
That's Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer of "The Phantom Tollbooth." That book saw me through many a crisis of confidence or boredom.
I also gave her the thirty-minute walk through Art of Western Civilization (as I introduced her to the National Gallery of Art). I have fond memories of the museum, because it was AIR CONDITIONED.
Did I mention it was hot? So so so hot. Wow.
But at least I didn't have to wear the Penguin Books mascot costume.
Awards are underway, really. I'm just waiting for some ribbon to arrive to finish them up, so I should send them off in the next week or two. If you haven't let me know that you played, please leave a comment or send me an e-mail (cmjtroy at aol).