Okay, I know there are people who think this blog must be defunct because I've been so 'quiet' since the IRC conference, but nothing could be further from the truth. I'm just busy, busy, busy, and I take a long time (believe it or not) on most of these posts, so I haven't been able to find a big enough slice of time to write a fulsome entry. But since the last post, I've finished Burger Wuss (another M.T. Anderson book) and have read a big chunk of the second Octavian Nothing book as well. I also discovered (duh) that I had already read one more of Jane Yolen's books (Girl in a Cage), so I'll need to tell you about that as well. I might actually be able to get that done this weekend - I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
Anyway, I do want to encourage you to go the the IRC website (illinoisreadincouncil.org) and get on the ning. You can share information with people, discuss specific topics, and share pictures as well.
Speaking of pictures, please don't be shy about posting conference pictures, and also please don't be shy about sending them to me as attachments to email. You can do that right through the web site (email me from there), or you could send them to my mac email address, which is firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd appreciate any visual mementos you wouldn't mind sharing!
Hope the weather where you are is not as gloomy as it is where I am, but if it is, well, that's just good reading weather! Enjoy your weekend ...