Taking Care of Business

A few housekeeping things:

  • I should have said earlier -- it was great to meet many of you readers at the Rutgers conference this past weekend! I hope you all had a good time and got home safely.
  • I just updated my website with a full FAQ archive, a brief biography plus trivia, and my 2007 conference appearances. I am working on posting my Michigan talk, but the effort is complicated by the fact I have to upload a two-megabyte PDF document to go with it, and my Verizon webspace doesn't seem to be able to accommodate that. . . . If anyone can recommend a webserver that could host the doc, it would be much appreciated.
  • A reminder that the Children's Books and Religion group will be meeting this Sunday at 3 p.m. at Park Slope United Methodist Church to discuss Skellig by David Almond. Everyone is welcome; e-mail me for directions or more information.
  • Also, we had such a grand time at the first Children's Books Bloggers' Drinks Night that the second will be held Monday, November 6, again at Sweet & Vicious in Soho, again beginning at 6 p.m. And CONTEST! I will buy a drink for the person who comes up with the best alternate name for said drinks night; the name must contain fewer syllables (and especially fewer plurals). I nominate "Happy Bunny Hour," but I'm sure you all can do better. Take it away!
  • Now reading: Skellig; The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis; The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen; Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison; The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne. (Man, I could use a good romantic comedy about now. . . .)
  • And finally, a delicious and easy autumn dessert: Pumpkin Pie Crumble Cake.