Yesterday afternoon, Nik and I headed downtown for the Baltimore Book Festival. I’ve gone a few times (such as last year, to see Lois Lowry) but this was Nik’s first trip. For a book lover like me, this is the equivalent of going to a Justin Beiber concert or a Ravens game – in other words, I get to see all my favorite stars!
This year, we saw Pioneer Woman (actually, we were late for this one so Nik kindly dropped me off so I could hear her for the last 10 minutes while he circled, looking for parking):
Judith Viorst (“Maybe life was better when I used to be a wetter.”)
and Michele Norris. She’s one of the hosts of All Things Considered on NPR and also just published a book, The Grace of Silence. Her talk was phenomenal and I’m planning on reading her book. I also got to put faces to her and to the morning host of our local NPR show. Cool!
We also had the fun of running into Alex and Natalia. Natalia was my elementary school mentor teacher during my student teaching. It was fabulous to see her and discover that now they have not one, but two adorable little girls! (And yes, I’m getting bigger – that’s me at 38.5 weeks.)