My Facebook and Twitter friends knew that on Friday I was in a panic. BookExpo 2009 was happening and the Bowllan’s Blogger wasn’t there. But thanks to one of my blog gurus, Dan Blank, he was able to get me a press pass pretty darn quickly. Go, Dan!
So yesterday I was able to spend the entire day at the Jacob Javitz Center in NYC and here’s a sneak peek at my photo journal, which is only the tip of my BookExpo iceberg. I’ll be blogging about my findings for some time to come and just so you know, the photos are in order of occurrence. I apologize in advance for the blurry and not so bright ones – my blackberry is to blame ;), but you will get a good sense of the interesting authors I was fortunate to be able to chat with.
^ This first picture was a tough one to take, since I was trying to photograph a banner that was not easy to see from behind me. Hence the weird expression on my face.
As soon as I entered, I was greeted by "Elvis" who was singing Love Me Tender. He also had a book on display, WHERE’S ELVIS and many others…illustrations by Daniel Lalic text Xavier Waterkeyn, New Holland Publishers, September 2009.
WHERE’S ELVIS and many others is one of those books who through its illustrations, can teach students about recent historical events, while adults will be able to analyze the details in the illustrations and understand the hidden meanings. It’s a win win for both the young and the vintaged.
Next stop, TONE DEAF IN BANGKOK by Janet Brown (ThingsAsian Press 2008). Janet explained to me how living in Bangkok changed her life forever. Her hope is to bridge the gap between the east and the west, and expose the future generations of the "secrets" she was able to uncover and appreciate having traveled and lived in Asia.