National Book Festival

My daughter Kristin of Kritters Ramblings and I went to the National Book Festival on the mall in DC. This is our second year.  There were not as many authors we were dying to see this year, but still enough to make the trip worth while.
The weather as you can see was perfect!  The crowd was very large.

Our first stop was to see John Green.  His tent was so full ( and we were running a few minutes late – thanks to our wonderful metro system ) this was the only view we could get of him.  He is a very funny, entertaining speaker.  If I had had a seat, I could have listened to him a lot longer.

This is John Green leaving the tent after he spoke.
Our next stop was getting a book signed by Lisa Scottoline.
We did not realize Lisa Scottoline’s daughter, Francesca Serritella was going to with her at the signing.
While at Lisa and Francesa’s signing we could see John Green’s book signing line.
 He signed for three hours!
Our next stop was Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella speaking.  If you ever have a chance to see them speak – go!  Even if you haven’t read their books – go!  They are hilarious!  What an awesome mother / daughter team.  I would love to go out to dinner with them.  It would be so entertaining.

While Lisa was speaking she introduced David Baldacci.  He just happen to be sitting directly behind me! It was unexpected to see him – he is on the board of directors of The National Book Festival, but he was not scheduled to speak.  I did find out he will be at Barnes and Noble in Tyson’s Virginia some time in November.  Put that on your schedule!
After listening to Lisa and Francesca speak, I went out and bought their new book.  I will definitely review it at a later date on my blog.
Next year, if you have the opportunity to come, join the crowd – you will be happy you did!

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