Partytime for Writer Friends!

This weekend is Big Fun in Austin! Three amazing writers are celebrating their book launches simultaneously, at the local indie bookseller (where I met my husband for the first time, by the way). Bethany Hegedus, Cynthia Leitich-Smith, and Brian Yansky will all be speaking, signing, and providing yummy nibbles and tidbits of writerly wisdom for the rest of us. So, if you’re NOT at Bookpeople on Sunday at 2 p.m., you’ll wish you were!

I know you’ve all been wondering, what’s Nikki reading these days (besides Writer Friends’ Manuscripts)? New books in the house this week so far include: Wimpy Kid (The Latest), The Water Seeker, Cyn Balog’s Sleepless, Kathryn Lasky’s The Capture (OWLS!), Gregor the Overlander, and Donut Days. People? I need a snow day or two, so I can catch up on my reading. 🙂

What are you reading? What’s the best book you’ve read lately? (That would be Jandy Nelson’s The Sky is Everywhere for me, natch.) I need a few more Xmas gifts, and I am the Aunt Who Gives Books, so chime in!

Posted in Children's Fiction, People I Love on 11/12/2010 02:04 pm


  1. The Sky is Everywhere was beautifully written.

    I read The Graveyard Book the other day (in one day)… great book.

    I’m so glad Donut Days is on your list. 🙂 Fun book!


  2. I just heard amazing things about THE WATER SEEKER. Enjoy your new books! I can’t wait to hear your reviews and to hear about the festivities at BookPeople today. So sorry to have missed out but I was too whipped when I got back into town.


  3. I’m reading Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, the sequel to The Hunger Games. I liked the first better than the sequel. I also just read The Giver for the second time and enjoyed it more than the first. I’m also reading Eleven by Patricia Riley Giff with my class at school. It’s a very compelling book.


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