After canceling my trip to ILA in St. Louis, I was bummed. It didn’t matter, because my family is important and our activities that week went well. Reading everyone’s posts on Twitter and Facebook allowed me to live vicariously through them, and that was ok with me (and hopefully they didn’t mind sharing). While I was reading, I noticed quite a few mentions of #readingsummit in various cities over the summer. A workshop day where one can learn, meet new people (including authors), and browse books from Scholastic? Yes, please! Count me in! Why didn’t I know about that before?
Cincinnati looked beautiful. It was nice to have a break from the rain this summer.
Book browsing was the best. The displays were colorful, bright, and inviting. I was good and didn’t break the bank; I only bought two books that were on my “to read” list.
I met Cynthia Lord! She’s brave, and lovely, and amazing!
It was nice to see Donalyn Miller, Franki Sibberson, and Katherine Sokolowski again. I met them at All Write 2015 in June. They are my reading rock stars, for sure! And I got to meet more #nerdybookclub people, Colby Sharp and Mr. Schu (John Schumacher). It was an honor.
Read more about the Scholastic Reading Summit tomorrow here at http://www.readingteacherwrites.com. I’ll let you know more about the awesome workshops and speakers. See you then!