I think I'm going to shut From My Bookshelf down for a while; maybe for good. I've been putting this together for quite a few years now and it's starting to feel a bit more of a chore. I'll keep my Goodreads & Instagram connected, but with the state of the world right now, I just want to read without worrying about making sure I post something about it. Who knows - when the world starts to make some semblance of sense again, I may start actively posting here again. Until then, as always, happy reading!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Author Meet & Greet 13 I 2014 - Laurie Halse Anderson for The Impossible Knife of Memory

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Nicola's Books hosted Laurie Halse Anderson this evening for her new book The Impossible Knife of Memory, so Sarah and I drove over to meet her. I've never read anything by Anderson before, so I was going in with no expectations, but she was actually a great speaker. She was very honest and frank to the kids there (the majority of the audience was teachers from the local schools and students), giving them some really solid advice about writing, what to do after high school, and what to do when you're striking out on your own. I was thoroughly impressed with her. I picked up her new book, and had my copy of Speak signed. Sarah had given me the copy of Speak ages ago when she found out I hadn't read Anderson before, and I hadn't really thought much of it since then. I think one of those two books will be moving up the TBR pile sooner than later.





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