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Someone loves MAP!

I just discovered this amazing trailer a teen librarian named Adriana created. I love it, and I can hardly believe she made it.

Meanwhile, it's been a busy few months. I was in Tel Aviv, Israel, for about ten days and enjoyed the sunshine and warm weather. I spent lots of time at the beach, swimming and sailing. Visited some dear friends and spent time in the desert and in Jerusalem.

Then, as soon as I came home, I was on my way again, to Naperville, Illinois, for the Anderson's Bookshops YA conference. It was so much fun, and I got to visit two schools (Jefferson and Kennedy Jr. High Schools) while I was there. Hanging out with the students, talking about books and art, and making up a story was so much fun.

Autumn came on so quickly, I can hardly catch my breath. But for some reason, the changing of the leaves, the fresh, brisk air make me want to change my own leaf. Back to work!


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Oct. 12th, 2009 05:22 am (UTC)
Wow, that trailer was amazing! :D I loved the music too. ^^

Ooh, Israel! Sounds fun and relaxing. ^^ :D Did it seem fall-ish there?

Making up a story? On the spot? Or with the students? :D

Ugh, it's been making me want to crawl into bed and sleep some more, lol. It's too cold for October. ;)
Oct. 12th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
Hi Iris,
How are you? It's so nice to hear form you. I'm glad you liked the trailer. Wasn't that song great?

Israel was actually very summery. It was hot (in the 80s), and we spent a lot of time at the beach. It was pretty relaxing.

The story was made up with the students, on the spot! We looked at a picture and came up with a plot line and a protagonist on the spot. It was pretty fun.

And, yeah, it's ridiculously cold. I'm not ready for it. I still have all my summer clothes out. This year went too fast.

I hope you're having a good school year so far!
Thanks for writing. I always love to hear from you.
Very best,
Oct. 25th, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
Re: Hi!
Hey! I'm doing great, thanks! ^^ How's turning over a new leaf coming? :D And I need to look up that song on YouTube so I can loop it over and over again, haha. ^-^

That sounds like so much fun! Did people just raise their hands when they wanted to contribute? :D

Same here! And since my school's pretty well-heated, it gets really warm there, so I get confused on what to wear, lol.

My teachers are really great this year, so I'm happy, but it's so busy! I think I just procrastinate too much, though... ^^u It's so bad of me.

Hope you're well!
Iris :)
Oct. 26th, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Hi!
Hmmm...I don't know about turning over a new leaf, but I'm so busy, I don't have time to really stop and think about it. I'm in a "get stuff done" mode.

I'm glad you're doing well! And keeping warm. :)

School is good?
Nov. 21st, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
Happy almost birthday!
Nov. 22nd, 2009 05:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Little Willow! :)
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