New March Events and the Perfect Spring Break Reads

Our March is following the old adage—in like a lion and out like a lamb. (Not that our upcoming April visit with Junot Díaz qualifies as going out like a lamb.) But the rest of our month will be so full of author visits and school events that we'll scarcely be able to catch a breath until April is here! We may need to start doing yoga poses and breathing exercises at our weekly staff meeting. 

I hope you're all going on some fabulous spring break vacation this year. Whether it's to the mountains to ski or the beach to relax under the umbrella, you'll need some books to keep you occupied. Visit us very soon to get your stack ready for the suitcase—my staff has some excellent recommendations this week. And don't forget a fun graphic novel or activity book for the kids!

Tomorrow is primary day here in Texas. If you haven't already done your duty and you live in the neighborhood, you might see Greg doing his at the SBISD Technology Center. It's important to let your voice be heard!

Have you ever been in the middle of a book and then it disappears? That's what happened yesterday in our house. I spent at least 30 minutes looking for a novel that I had been reading earlier in the day. I looked in every room and cabinet that I had touched. I looked under cushions and in the recycling bin. It wasn't until I looked in the laundry room, where I had checked detergent levels before my grocery store run, that I found it on the top shelf. Apparently Greg had tried to put away a household hints book but put The Book of Essie away instead. For avid readers like me, this is like hiding the crown jewels! Happily, a greater crisis was averted and life goes on.

I finished The Book Of Essie this morning and wrote up my review, along with a review of the endearing Dear Mrs. Bird. I can't wait to share those titles with you this summer.  Meanwhile, I'm still listening to Don't Skip Out On Me by Willy Vlautin, which is tugging on my heart in the best way. I may need to be adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Reese.

What are you reading?