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"!)