As promised, here is evidence of what a great weekend I had.
Friday night at the river’s end bookstore (Oswego, NY) Harry Potter party. It was PACKED. My favorite part of the night was listening to the end of Book 6 being read aloud while bouncing up and down on my toes and compulsively checking the time, begging Midnight to hurry along.
And it finally came! Here is happy daughter Meredith holding one of our three copies. (I had to pick up one for my dad, who is one of J.K. Rowling’s biggest 80-year-old fans).
The Nearly-Headless Nick is actually Bill, who owns the store. It was an excellent costume. After we left the store, we met up with BH and friends at a quiet bar. I was the designated driver so I sat under a light and started the book instead of drinking beer.
Didn’t get much sleep Friday night and read most of Saturday. Finished the book Sunday morning, then headed out to the Ren Faire with another wave of our kids and their friends. Here I am with my husband, the hot pirate, and daughter Jessica.
The rest of the week has been/will be pondering the very strange ideas I am having for my next YA. I’m having fun and am terrified at the same time which is usually a good sign.
If you have TWISTED questions, join us in the ALAN chat tomorrow night at 9pm.
7 Replies to “Weekend photos”
the hot pirate! i love it.
Oh goodness, we were at the Renaissance fair at the same time.
I looove going there; it’s always so much fun.
LOVE your Ren costume! Hmm … wonder if I could get my husband to wear one of those pirate shirts? 😉
Ahhhh, Ren Fest. I don’t think Lisa or I will be able to make it this year because we’re both working away from home – her in Maine for her grad work and me in Owego for a co-op. Anything new/interesting there this year?
PS – BH seems to have as much gray and white hair showing as my dad does now. 😉
Gray Beard the Hot Pirate
Ye who be sitten next to me be the ones who make be look better. BH
Once upon a time……
Pillows propped on couch? Check!
Drink on coffee table? Check!
Box of tissues ready? Check!
Telephone turned off? Check!
Pick up book. Open book. Listen to the spine crackle and pop as it is opened for the first time! Smell the new ink and paper (nothing like it)ahhhh!!! I may be a few days behind the rest of you Harry Potter fans but I am finally off and running!! I’ll be back to leave my comment on the ending! Once upon on time………………
Hey, I was at that party! Although I didn’t get there until about quarter after eleven…