So it seems like a ton has been going on the last week, and the weeks ahead are filled, too. There's just something about this time of year that fills the calendar. But busy is good. Actually great! I'd much rather be busy than idling away my minutes.
Oh, here's a good quote I found:
"What would be the use of immortality to a person who cannot use well a half an hour?"
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
So yeah, get out there and do something!
A couple fun things I wanted to share:
First off, THE EMERALD TABLET made the bestseller list! Sure, it's the Austin Arboretum Barnes & Noble bestseller list, but it was printed up in the Austin paper and everything!
Here's the link! And do you see I am ahead of Rick Riordan?
I'm thinking Austin B&N today. NY Times tomorrow!
Second, I loved this picture I took at our local indie BookPeople this past weekend. It's a staff selection for THE EMERALD TABLET. Thank you, BookPeople!
MIKE STELLAR NERVES OF STEEL by K. A. Holt on the shelf also!
On a third note, guess who came to visit for good? Anyone remember Critter, that cute little blue cow creature from Ian Sands? Well Critter's brother Critter is now a permanent resident in our home. A huge thank you to Christy Evers for snagging and mailing Critter to us! We are overjoyed here at the Hoover household. And look, Critter has already gotten into the Nancy Drews.
Critter plans to get together with his other brother Critter who is now in the care of Austin author Cynthia Leitich Smith.
Oh, yeah, and finally, here's a fun video I put together for THE TEXAS SWEETHEARTS blog this week!
Hope you all have a GREAT week!