Which I realize is the most predictable title possible, but I do love The Mamas and the Papas. It was one of the very first CDs I bought. I think Van Morrison or the Cure or maybe Echo and the Bunnymen was the first CD (way back in 1988).
Remember when CDs came out? LPs were $4.99 at Kemp Mill Records and then CDs came out for $15.99 and they always said the price would drop. Yeah, what happened? Did the price ever drop?
Before I forget, I have an interview over on LiveMom. Free book giveaway, so if you're interested, head over and leave a comment!
Anyway, back from California where I loved being on a panel with
PJ Hoover (me) (The Emerald Tablet, October 2008)
Stacy Nyikos (Dragon Wishes, October 2008)
Barrie Summy (I So Don't Do Mysteries, December 2008)
Zu Vincent (The Lucky Place, April 2008)
Courtney Sheinmel (My So-Called Family, October 2008)
(Barrie hadn't made it to town yet at this picture).
Highlights besides the actual panel (which went really well) included watching a Cultural Diversity panel with Stacy Nyikos, Belle Yang, Susan Goldman Rubin, Caryn Yacowitz, and Linda Joy Singleton.
I came home with these tasty, signed treats!
Another highlight was dinner at the Chinese restaurant. Here we are sans Courtney (who was actually staying about an hour away).
And why does this amuse me? (Yes, I did go back into the bathroom with my camera to take the picture).
Update on reading:
I finished City of Bones by Cassandra Clare which I really enjoyed (except for the twist which I saw coming to whole time and I have to say was kinda disappointing).
Am now reading Dragon Wishes by Stacy Nyikos (only about 20 pages left) - Fantastic, moving, I love this book.
Listening to The Magician: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott. So far so good.
I think I commented on about zero blogs while I was gone, so it doesn't mean I don't like anyone! It was the whole travel thing!
Hope everyone is having a great and productive week!