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..."
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?