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November 12, 2008

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Dr. Blondie

If you like the idea of a state-wide book festival, are you familiar with the National Book Festival in DC every September? It is my favorite event of the year!

Jack Getze

Five groups in two hours was pretty hectic, but it was a breeze compared to Malice Domestic, a mystery convention where first time authors give their five-minute pitch over two-dozen times (I counted 26 tables) in two and half hours. I love the blind man with the elephant analogy. You get done and wonder, what the heck did I just say to those people?

But what a wonderful event those New Jersey librarians put on. Thanks for mentioning me.

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