What's sad about Princeton is that Princeton-Plainsboro Hospital, the hospital on the tv show House, does not really exist (although Princeton and Plainsboro exist and are, indeed, right next to one another).
What's happy about Princeton is that our Barnes and Noble ROCKS. Did I say ROCKS, I meant, like ROCKS BOMBASTICALLY AND EXPLOSIVELY! Wanna see their upcoming lineup?
Sept 21 - Tony DeTerlizzi of The Spiderwick Chronicles fame is launching his new book, The Search for Wondla
Sept 30 - Mo Willems launches Knuffle Bunny Free, the third in the series. MOOOOO WILLLEMMMSS! And he's giving away autographed books to two kiddies - one who draws Trixie's new best friend and one who writes an essay about her new best friend... when Knuffle Bunny "goes free". (Is it a bad thing if I seriously nudge my 7 yr old... who will just have turned 8 by then... to write an essay?)
October 5 Doreen Cronin and Scott Menchin (Click Clack Moo, Diary of a Spider, etc) launch their new book, Rescue Bunnies
Oct 20 Rob Scottin of Splat the Cat launches his new one, Scaredy Cat Splat
And Oct 30 APOLO OHNO.... only the most highly decorated Olympic athlete of all time.... launches his new book, Zero Regrets
Plus next Thursday is their teacher Open House, which is always nice.
Is it crazy that I haven't been to any of their writing groups? I think I am afraid of the massive talent. I know Bob Krech (Rebound) does some of their first page critiques and stuff and he is a friend and colleague of mine, so that should theoretically make it easier... but he has an ALA Best Book and, um, kinda fits in with the amazingly talented writerly types round here in the Princeton area. One day when I have enough written in a somewhat presentable form, I will go! :) But until then, I will just bask in the glory that is constant awesome book launchage at the Princeton B&N!