Thursday, January 04, 2007

I'm gonna pass out!

Holy shit, kids!! Markus Zusak, author of one of the best books EVER (pictured left) is going to be at the Dallas Museum of Art's "Arts & Letters Live" literary festival!! He's coming to town on April 22nd and you can bet your butt I will BE THERE. Many of you have read and loved The Book Thief as much as I did and can understand the excitement I'm feeling at this very moment. *squeeeeel* For those who have not read it, go buy it. Now. In case you've forgotten, it was my favorite book of 2006.

Thanks to Iliana for reminding me of this yearly festival that I always seem to forget or otherwise miss out on.

For more on Arts & Letters Live click HERE.

16 comments:

  1. This looks terrific! I'm going to have to read this book.

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  2. Awesome! And he's so cute too, in a totally boyish sort of way. Oh I wish I could go too! North Carolina is SO boring!

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  3. I immediately thought of you and Heather! :)

    I'm hanging my head in shame that I haven't read this book yet but I promise I will. Actually I even recommended it to my Foreign Authors book group so we will be discussing it sometime later this year. Can't wait.

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  4. I have to admit I've never read the book but I'm going to. Your raving reviews are making me so curious. I love a good book!

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  5. Lisa, yes you do! It's fantabulous.

    Heatheroo, I don't think I've noticed. I'll have to Google him. This would be a good time for a Texas vacation, no? lol

    Iliana, jump on it! You'll loooove it.

    Funky, I think you'll adore it. It's an engrossing read.

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  6. That is great. I can't wait to read this and I am the Messenger. Both are being read by others now but will soon be in my hands to savor and enjoy.

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  7. Good, Carl! I can't wait to hear what you think of The Book Thief. I haven't gotten hold of I Am the Messenger yet, but it's high on my priority list!

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  8. I would love to go, as I mentioned in the OTPS post, but looking at my calendar last night I realized we'd be in VA for THE trial. Shit. Yet another reason why I really, really hate a certain person. Maybe the trial will be continued once again. I doubt it, though. We're going on almost 2 years by the time it gets underway. Damn, damn, damn.

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  9. I bought this book when it first came out, and initially picked it up because of the title. It's been getting raves EVERYWHERE, but you know what?! I CAN'T FIND MY COPY!!!!! It's in my basement, somewhere, but WHERE?!?!

    Agony (first typed "aging," paging Dr. Freud - first typed "Fruit" for Freud, too)

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  10. BT came in for me at the library, woot. I have to finish my current book, but I plan on reading it next.

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  11. Hi...I left a comment in the comment section in your previous post...and am still kinda curious about that.

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  12. Geez, Les. The law is REALLY slow, eh?? I'll be thinkin' about y'all.

    Oh NO, Lisa!!!! LOL That sounds like something I'd do. I could've sworn I had a copy of The Tattooed Girl around here somewhere, but I can't find it for the life of me. I broke down and re-purchased it for $3.00 the last time I was at the UBS. *sigh*

    Yay, Heather!!!

    Hi, WMY! Thanks for your comments. I answered your question (to the best of my ability, and involving quite a bit of conjecture) in the previous post's comment section.

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  13. I must be the only person in the world who didn't completely fall in love with this book. However, that doesn't mean I wouldn't be willing to go see him at the DMA...books + art = blissfully happy me!

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  14. It sounds pretty fascinating from the Amazon blurb. I'm going to order it and add it to my pile and later think, where the hell did this come from?

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  15. Jen, you may be the only one not to fall in love with it, but ya know what? Different strokes for different folks! Have you read Gregory Maguire? He's going to be at the DMA too!

    Dale, how big is your pile? Be honest? I love it when people mention their towers of unread books.

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  16. Oh, too cool! I'm so envious of you, living in the real world (near a major metropolitan area where cool stuff happens).

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