As promised, here is a more in-depth look at the fabulous books available at this year’s ALA Annual conference down in New Orleans. There were some amazing publishers and authors, and I was so glad to be able to participate in all the book buzz events and other activities in addition to my cataloging meetings.
For the three nights that I stayed in a hotel room, I was able to spread my books out and take pictures. I was not able to do that with the fun books I picked up on Monday, so today I just have pictures of what I picked up. Tomorrow’s post will go more in depth for the various titles and who I picked them up for. I would like to point out the signed Buffy the Vampire Slayer board game that I won during the raffle at ALA Gaming, which is one of my favorite additions to the conference. Can’t wait to test out this game!
In order to get to New Orleans, I took a couple of planes. The first one was the smallest I’ve ever flown with a column of two seats and a column of single seats. Because I was next to a window, I was able to snap a few cloud landscapes. What a way to start a trip 🙂
On Monday morning, I made the obligatory trip to Cafe du Monde to try the local delicacy of beignets. I didn’t see Tiana through the window, but I’m sure these were made especially by her, just for me! LOL
I made it to Gordon Biersch for the one evening meal that I didn’t have other plans for. My coworker and I were interested in a couple of new things, so she ordered the above shrimp and mango tacos, and I ordered the shrimp and lobster mac ‘n’ cheese. Both were fantastic!
Wow, I haven’t put together a Top Ten list in a long time. I’m super hyped to be going to ALA Annual at the end of this week though and wanted to share some of the books I’m ecstatic about!