Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Standing Room Only!

It was another LAYA triumph as Teen Read Week attracted an unprecedented eleven people to Northridge Library. Actually, it was eight people if you take away Alexa Young, Eileen Rosenbloom and myself which, as visiting authors, you'd probably have to. And Alexa's entourage of husband and young son don't really count either. Neither did the pastor-slash- filing clerk( not quite sure if I got his official designation right). Or Ania the effusive Young Adult librarian. So, four people showed up. And two of them were twins. On the plus side, that meant everyone won the raffle. On the minus side...well, why dwell on the minus side?

The undoubted highlight of the event: my attempt to describe Hottie for the attending youngsters. I usually sum it up with a terse `funny superhero book' but this time I was called upon to delve deeper. As I stumbled through the plot and the characters, I got increasingly inarticulate and increasingly Scottish. A sustained silence greeted my closing statement which gave Alexa Young the perfect opportunity to say "And now, let me translate..."

5 comments:

Alexa Young said...

OMG. This made me laugh out loud. I couldn't have summarized it better myself. And oh, how I enjoyed takin' the piss out of you (and you liked it too, didn't you?!). I mean that in a very not-gross way. I'm sure the pastor or a British librarian can translate for the masses (by which I mean four...or 3.5 if you calculate twins differently!).

Off to get me bangers and mash now...

Eileen said...

Hilarious!

Lisa Yee said...

Yes, but if you factor in the people with multiple personalities, plus those who are two faced, and anyone who might have been shy and hiding, that would bring your sum total up to at least fourteen.

Carol Snow said...

That? Was fabulous.

BookChic said...

LOL. Loved your recap. I wish I was in the LAYA area so I could go to these events. It would've been awesome. Ah well.

Can the LAYAs go on tour to the East Coast sometime? :P