Oooh... I returned from the ALA annual conference on Monday night. What a treat! The Cat in the Hat happened to be in attendance, hula dancers swayed to island music, and books greeted my eyes everywhere I looked. I went with a fellow writer from my critique group, and we attended the Poetry Blast in the evening. Eleven different authors read from their books, and Jon Scieszka was absolutely hilarious. It turned out to be a great trip, definitely worth the train ride and the conference fee. If you ever get the chance to go, take it!