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Tucson Festival of Books

This weekend the first annual Tucson Festival of Books was held on the U of A Mall. We went on Sunday. Apparently much of Tucson did too: the AZ Daily Star estimates attendance at 30K! Next year I'll plan better, so I can attend lectures by some of the featured authors. This year I would have enjoyed J.A. Jance and Diana Gabaldon. As it went, though, we just hung out for a few hours and had a great time.


At the TMC booth you could spin the wheel to win valuable prizes. Evan won a set of ABC magnets.


Jack won a car eraser and a pencil.


Two years ago Brazey was born at TMC, and here he is a TMC princess turtle (just like Junie B!).


Brazey met a real celebrity. Jack's a skeptic, however. Jack said, "I can see his head."


Evan got a cool animal book.


Good things come in threes: my writing buddies and me (Molly, me, Charlie).


My treasured triumvirate.

Comments

auntie m said…
Sounds like a good time. I googled the authors. I wonder if I'd like The Outlander series.
auntie m said…
Sounds like a good time. I googled the authors. I wonder if I'd like The Outlander series.
Ana said…
So cool that you saw Charlie there!

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wotd: temporize

temporize \TEM-puh-ryz\, intransitive verb:
1. To be indecisive or evasive in order to gain time or delay action.
2. To comply with the time or occasion; to yield to prevailing opinion or circumstances.
3. To engage in discussions or negotiations so as to gain time (usually followed by 'with').
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