Saturday, August 25, 2007

Merriment and Mischief at the Mall

I had a most excellent excursion to Tyson's Corner Mall this afternoon. First, I stopped in at the Ritz Camera store and bought my very own Canon PowerShot A560 ... not the fanciest digital camera around, but perfect for my needs. (Look, honey, no more borrowing yours!)

Next, I went over to the Barnes & Noble, where they had a panel of local authors signing their books. There I met Pamela Ehrenberg, promoting her debut middle-grade novel, Ethan, Suspended. I am one chapter into it, and I already love it. (You can expect a review here soon!)

Time to put my new toy to use:

Pamela Ehrenberg greets adoring fans at the Tyson's Corner B&N.

Next, it was over to my favorite section of any bookstore, the kid's area.

Time again to whip out the camera.

Look at this prime real estate ... the shelf just above the Harry Potter books. But, what's wrong with this picture?

Ahhh! That's better!

Sorry, B&N, but Rick Riordan's books are doing just fine. Time to put a little effort into promoting the very funny Qwikpick Adventure Society by Sam Riddleburger.

Though I already own a copy of Qwikpick, I went ahead and picked up another one for my niece. (Hey, Sam! I want my signed copy of CeCe's Sock Monkey book! Have her make it out to "Lovely Linda, Qwikpick's biggest fan"!)


SamRiddleburger said...

YES! Power to the people! Storm the Bastille! Turn the underdog novels cover-outward!

Thanks Linda!
You're not just a Qwikpicker, you're now a Crab Creek Irregular!

Thanks for the support! I'll look forward to turning your book, "Toads not Raken," someday soon!

LindaBudz said...

You are one funny dude, Sam Riddleburger.

Lauren said...

Tyson's Corner, eh? Are you from around there? I'm from MD, maybe an hour away. Small world, isn't it?

LindaBudz said...

Hi, Lauren! Yes, I'm about 20 minutes due west of Tyson's. Maybe someday we can meet up at the B&N and do as Sam suggested, turn out all of the underdog titles. I'll be the one wearing dark shades and a cape.

LindaBudz said...


Based on analysis of certain data retrieved from my traffic reports, I have reason to believe Rick Riordan’s operatives have caught wind of my activities of 25 August. We will need to take the operation underground.

The penguin has reversed its spots. I repeat, the penguin has reversed its spots.

Danette Haworth said...

10-4, Linda--the eagle has landed. Remote operatives picking up the mission in undisclosed location.

elysabeth said...

lol - how funny but cool pics - and glad it was an enjoyable day - E :)