flasherTHE READ IN! 1998flasher
The 1998 Read In! was fantastic. I had such a great time. I felt like an old hand at it since this was my second  year. What a great event (thanks to Jane Coffey!) Just as last year, my half-hour went really fast.
This year I did the Read In! from a hotel room in Denver, Colorado. I was there visiting the Rocky Mountain Children's Book Festival. Below are some pictures documenting my day. Click on the thumbnail to see bigger pictures. You'll also find the text of my 1998 Read In comm, here.
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My Read In experience didn't start very well because my flight from San Francisco to Denver was delayed. I didn't arrive into my Denver hotel room until 2:30AM
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I woke up early and decided to shower before taking a picture of myself. I look lots happier than I did last year at 6:00am!
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Here are some of the students I spoke to at the book festival.
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And here are some more.
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After my presentation and signing, I go back to my hotel room. Here's the view looking up out the window of my room.
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And here's the view looking down.
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I get comfortable and take off my shoes. I hate to write with shoes on!
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I try to log on and.... success! Here, I'm chatting with Jessica <Moderator3> before I go on.
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And we're off. I'm typing so fast my fingers get hot. They fly over the keys like there's no stopping them. I'm having fun! The questions are great and I really enjoy answering them.
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Too soon, it's over. I take a celebratory photo.
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The desk is a mess from the torrent of words that flew from my finger tips.
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I watch some of my author friends do their sessions and then relax with a good book. I finish the book I started on the plane last night: A Lion To Guard Us by Clyde Robert Bulla.

And that's it. Boo-hoo is what I say. I love the Read In! and don't want to wait another year! Until then... Keep Reading!
Here are pictures from my 1997 Read In experience.