July 24, 2012
So I am finally back home from my research trip! It was AMAZING! I have learned so many new things, and have met so many amazing people! Now that I am back I am hoping to catch up a little on the blog. Unfortunately the next few months are very crucial for my future, so I might not be updating the blog as often. I am so sorry for that but I hope you all can understand. Thanks again everyone!
July 11, 2012
I am leaving for a research trip for a few weeks so I won't be able to blog. I'll try to see if I have internet access so I can check emails and twitter, but otherwise I'm taking a break for a few weeks! I'm so excited but I will miss you all! I'll try to update if I can! Thanks for understanding! :D
July 9, 2012
So this is a really late post, but I finally haven't had a break since ALA! Now that I have a few minutes I just want to give a huge thank you to all the publishers, authors, and especially the librarians I met at ALA!
I had spent 3 days at the Annual Conference for ALA, and well it was beyond amazing! When I first entered the hall I was overwhelmed. every where I looked all I saw were books, books and more BOOKS! All readers would love it there. Being my first convention I was clueless on what I had to do. I had done my research for proper etiquette at these sort of events, but in the room I had no idea how everything worked. Luckily I met some awesome people who helped me understand the ways of the convention, as well as keep me entertained in the long lines!
July 6, 2012
I read once that water is a symbol for emotions. And for a while now, I've thought maybe my mother drowned in both.
Anna's life is upended when her father accepts a job transfer the summer before her junior year. It's bad enough that she has to leave her friends and her life behind, but her dad is moving them to the beach where her parents first met and fell in love- a place awash in memories that Anna would just as soon leave under the surface.
While life on the beach is pretty great, with ocean views and one adorable lifeguard in particular, there are also family secrets that were buried along the shore years ago. And the ebb and flow of the ocean's tide means that nothing- not the sea glass that she collects on the sand and not the truths behind Anna's mother's death- stays buried forever.