Happy Labor Day! A Move-In Story
|I found this on Bostinno.streetwise.co|
Add to that the fact that most leases in the city, whether you are a student or not, also begin on September 1, and you have sheer pandemonium. Uhaul trucks get stuck under bridges, streets are littered with furniture that people don't need/want any more, every street parking spot is filled with a moving truck or van, couches and mattresses that don't fit up our tiny stairwells are hoisted over decks and through windows. Yeah, it is a mess.
Today, I am moving in too. I'm taking a deep breath this morning to prepare myself for what is about to happen. I am a little lucky in that I was able to store most of my stuff in the apartment last weekend. However, the ominous thunder and grey skies don't look promising for the rest of the moving today. Add to that I just found out the current tenants in my apartment had a mini-crisis in their attempt to move out and I can't get in until this evening. Yes, it will be a day to remember for sure.
However, September is rolling in with some pretty stellar events! Let's all take a breath together and think about all the lovely book events happening this month. And then, if you don't mind, let's crack open a beer. It's 5 o'clock somewhere, right?
* Author Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles) presents her new book, The Coldest Girl in Cold Town, Cambridge Public Main Library, 7 pm
* Author Caroline Carlson launches her first book, The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates: Magic Marks the Spot, at Wellesley Books, 7 pm
* Celebrate Hat Day with the Eric Carle Museum! A day filled with hat making activities will take place in honor of the 75th anniversary of Dr. Seuss's The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. Check out 500hats.org for a cool way to contribute!
* Celebrate International Dot Day with celebrated author Peter H. Reynolds at the Eric Carle Museum. Activities will happen all day. Mr. Reynold's presentation will begin at 1 pm.
* Award-winning authors Erin and Philip Stead present two new books at Porter Square Books, 10 am
* Teen author Sara Farizan will present her book, If You Could Be Mine, at Harvard Bookstore, 7 pm
* Teen author Sara Farizan will present her book, If You Could Be Mine, at the Cambridge Public Main Library, 1:30 pm
* Meet ERIC CARLE! At his museum!!!! There are, as might be expected, some guidelines for this event. Check out the website for more information.
* The Cambridge Public Library is hosting its second annual Boston Teen Author Fesitval, featuring of 20 YA authors, 11 am - 3 pm
* Author Jasper Fforde presents the second book in The Chronicles of Kazam series, The Song of the Quarkbeast. This ticketed event is at the Coolidge Corner Theater. Tickets can be purchased at Brookline Booksmith, 6 pm
* Authors Marissa Meyer (Cinder, Scarlet), Leila Sales (This Song Will Save Your Life), S.A. Bodeen (The Gardner, The Compound, The Fallout), and Alexandra Coutts (Tumble & Fall) stop by Wellesley Books as part of the Fierce Reads Book Tour for young adults, 7 pm
* Author Matthew Kirby shares his new book, The Lost Kingdom, at Wellesley Books, 4 pm
* Author Julie Berry presents her new YA book All the Truth That's in Me at Wellesley Books, 7 pm. The author will host a meet and greet at 6 pm prior to the reading
* Author Peter Mendel will present his book Zoo Ah-choooo! at the Eric Carle Museum, 2 pm
* I don't know how they managed this, but the Pilgrim School will host author Markus Zusak at 7pm. PLEASE find someone to get me a signed copy of The Book Thief.
* Local Author Day at Vroman's celebrates three authors: Tyrone Eason, Michael Mayo, and Patricia Olson at 2 pm.
* Award-winning authors Erin and Philip Stead present two new books at Vroman's, 10:30 am
|Yep, that's them, the most adorable couple|
in children's literature...and me!
* A panel of YA authors discuss their realistic fiction books at Skylight Book's "Keeping it Real" evening. Join to see Corey Ann Haydu (OCD Love Story), Maurene Goo (Since You Asked), Stephanie Kuehn (Charm & Strange), Amy Spalding (The Reece Malcolm List), and moderator Aaron Hartzler (Rapture Practice). 7:30 pm
* Elizabeth Wein, author of Code Name Verity, presents her new book at Once Upon a Time Books, 7 pm
* Co-authors of two young adult books, Sonya Sones and Ellen Hopkins will present and sign their books at Mrs. Nelson's, 6:00 pm
* Co-authors of two young adult books, Sonya Sones and Ellen Hopkins will present and sign their books at Vroman's, 7:00 pm
* Basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be at Mrs. Nelson's to sign his new book Sasquatch in the Paint, 7 pm
* Author Sarah Maizes presents her book On My Way to Bed, a picture book, at Children's Book World, 10:30 am
* Alex Morgan, star soccer player, just wrote her first middle grade series. She will read and sign the books at a ticketed event at Mrs. Nelson's, 4 pm.
* The one, the only JON SCIESZKA will appear at Once Upon a Time Books to present a new middle grade series. YOU MUST GO!!! (He wrote The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A.Wolf, and The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Stories and Knucklehead.) 7 pm