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We’ll Have Fun, Fun, Fun

Here we are again, my favorite time of the year: the LA Times Festival of Books! People will try to convince you that we Angelinos aren’t book people (I’d say the box office would argue differently), but the festival always reminds me just how much we love our books. With attendance of 150,000 people, it’s the largest book festival in the US—and it’s even survived a move from UCLA to the USC campus, a location with better access to public transportation and freeways, encouraging even greater participation.

This year’s festival is an exciting one for me, with Andrew Smith’s Grasshopper Jungle a finalist in the YA category of the LA Times Book Prizes (an award A.S. King won in 2012 for Ask the Passengers), and it’s always great to have authors come see me in my still-somewhat-new city. I plan to slather on a bunch of sunscreen and spend the weekend hearing some amazing authors speak. Will I see any of you there?

One Response to We’ll Have Fun, Fun, Fun

  1. Donna Bozzo says:

    I was there — unexpectedly! Stopped in on our way to the airport with about an hour and a half to kill. I caught Al Michael\’s chat about his new book and even got a chance to chat with him afterwards. Such an exciting place to be!

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