Portland is hotter than Chicago. Weird.


I saw this building every day on my walk from where I was staying to the convention center.

I’m back from ALA, half in a post-travel stupor, half jittery with the coffee I’ve been drinking to get back to the proper time zone. Which may be the perfect state of mind in which to consume Tumblr.

Speaking of which, perhaps you’d like to see some street art or Carla’s first character sketch of Anne from BAD HOUSES?

ALA: I learned things and met people I’d been wanting to meet and saw people I wanted to see and picked up a few galleys I’m excited to read. Of course, I also didn’t manage to get other galleys I wanted, and missed some folks I wanted to see — some of whom weren’t actually there but I wished they were, some who were just elsewhere in the vastness of McCormick Place. Such is convening.

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  • Claire
    July 6, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Hey Sarah. Funny – I’ve been thinking about you recently and it turns out you were just in Chicago while I was in California. Finally read Among Others by Jo Walton and loved it. Think I first heard about it from you.

    Our neighbor works for the ala and was so worried that the Hawks celebration would interfere with the first day of the conference. Hope it went well.

  • Sara
    July 6, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    ALA went very well, although certainly the convergence of Hawks, Pride, and librarian hordes was a thing to behold.