The good news is, they were
which I only had in mass market, so it didn't match my copy of Touching Darkness (Midnighters, Book 2)
which Drew told me is not as good as Touching Darkness, but I have to read anyway because I'm a "completionist".
I also got
but not for myself--for a contest I will be holding over at Goodreads. I'll post the link here soon.
More good news. I decided to see if my library card was still valid (it wasn't) and if our local public library had a teen section (it does). And while they were missing a few newer releases that I wanted to check out, they did have
that I have been wanting to read, and trying desperately to avoid ordering. I got my card renewed, my address fixed, and will be back to the library soon for Flash Burnout and Silver Phoenix.
So hey, I lost a little, and I won a little. A break-even day sounds good to me after yesterday. I had transportation problems getting to school (only slightly late) then had a killer migraine thanks to freakish heat wave (when I left the house, it was 60 degrees--when I got back, it was over 80!) and airborne allergies. Boo.
As for Oh My Word:
That's what I exclaimed when I found out that Oliver Jeffers, yes, THE Oliver Jeffers, is going to beat Mrs. Nelson's in LaVerne, CA on Thursday, April 15th. I'm so happy that my spring break is that week! Alybee has graciously offered to carpool out to the boonies. It's so odd, James Burks and a couple of other people were tweeting about him just yesterday on #kidlitchat. And all of a sudden, there he is!
In the interest of breaking even, here's a picture I snagged from Mrs. Nelson's website (bad) linked to their event page so you can get info/buy his books from an indie bookstore (good).
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