Last Saturday, our rambles took us to the San Antonio Book festival and San Pedro Park.
I love buying books at festivals because I can meet the authors up close and personal. I love saying, “Are you a local writer?” Someday I would love to be the person standing behind a folding table, signing my own books and saying, “Yes, I live just down the road.”
Gods Of Arcadia:Daughter of Athena by Andrea Stehle, mainly because her former student, now a college freshman,sold me with her unvarnished praise, both for her teacher and this title. If she likes it, then the students I work with might like it, too.
I’m also a sucker for art/text pairings, so I purchased Dare to Dream, a collaboration between local artist Thom Ricks and author J.L. Stauffer. I will be using this book in a classroom sometime soon, I’m sure. This colorful poster now graces my office wall.
After we went to the book festival, we took a short drive to San Pedro Springs Park. Neither of us had ever been, so we took a quick look. The springs were dry, but I found a few picture worthy subjects.