|It's not every day one gets to hang out with FLY GUY and call it "work."|
Lisa Blair, president of the Miami-Dade Family Learning Partnership worked with Aventura Mall to create a SIX-hour event called The Book Shop.
We arrived the night before and were greeted by this in our hotel room . . .
|A lovely gift basket, filled with all the essentials, including Sharpies, bottles of water and Mint Milano cookies.|
When we went out to dinner, we found these signs all over the mall . . .
|Riley Roam, Me and Janeen Mason near a sign, advertising the big event|
And what an event it was! There were books galore and authors -- Cheryl Holder, Lisa McCourt, Janeen Mason, Riley Roam, me and Lucia Gonzalez!
|Lisa McCourt and Riley Roam|
|Janeen Mason and her assistant, Lin|
|reading a giant book?!|
They also performed THE GREAT PIZZA CONTEST . . .
|One unsuspecting audience member wore a very interesting wig!|
|I got to be scorekeeper and only cheated a little. It was for the children!|
Thank you Lisa Blair, Miami-Dade Family Learning Partnership, Aventura Mall and MANY hard-working employees and volunteers for creating such a fun event and for allowing me to help celebrate a love for literature! Thanks a million to my handsome hubby, who helped out in many ways throughout the event.
Happy summer reading, everyone!
Even you, Fly Guy . . .