Sunday, September 27, 2009

National Book Fair

Well, we finally did something fun and exciting. The truth is life has been boring and completely devoid of fun since Atley started school. I feel trapped and tied down and the whole school thing is totally cramping my style. In fact, I expressed those exact words to a woman at the bus stop last week and she said, "Cramping your style-I haven't heard that phrase since 1975." Okay so now my life is not only boring but I am a big nerd in some sort of 70's time warp.
However, Saturday was the National Book Festival on the National Mall in D.C. and we had an adventurous day with the boys, our friends Dan and Jill and their kids. The National Book Fair is pretty self-explanatory. It is a celebration of books and reading for all age-groups and literary genres. It is sponsored by the Library of Congress. The fair hosts many authors who give lectures and sign books. Some notable authors this year included John Grisham, Judy Blume, Sue Monk Kidd, Jodi Picoult, James Patterson, David Shannon, and Jeff Kinney. The kids had a great time gathering free books, bags, stickers, and tons of other goodies, not to mention meeting some of their favorite story book characters.



4 comments:

The Hasletts said...

Too cool, sounds like my kind of thing! Glad you're all doing well. Miss ya!

G&G said...

Glad to have an update from the DC Butler's. Sounds lots of fun, did you buy a bunch of bookS?

Ginny said...

This sounds AMAZING. Take me next year!!

Roscoe and Daisy said...

Fun! I bet the kids enjoyed that!