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Weekly Link Up for April 7 – 13, 2014

Weekly Link Up for April 7 - 13, 2014

Y’all, the San Antonio Book Festival was breathtaking. It was the Fiesta of books. It was a reader’s paradise, a writer’s playground, and a child’s vivid dream prancing boldly around words and into billowing tents and amidst the vivid colors of the San Antonio Library splashed against the backdrop of an unseasonably gray spring sky. And I say this after only attending the kids’ activities. But they were so good! My kids, usually ready to leave an event within an hour of arriving, had to be pulled away after three. We listened to inspiring authors, crafted and created, wove words into poetry, built forts with cloth and clothespins, bought books, borrowed books, and ate french fries with wild abandon under a papel picado banner at 10:30 in the morning.

However, next year, I need a better plan. On Saturday, it was just me and the kids, so we stuck to the children’s area. But I desperately wanted to immerse myself in some of the other sessions and events. Instead, I gazed enviously into rooms filled with erudite readers and writers having what looked like fascinating discussions while I floated right past each one, following my children to wherever their whimsy took us next. In 2015, I’ll plan it so the kids get their time at the festival but I’ll get mine too.

Did you attend the San Antonio Book Festival? Or some of the other fantastic events around town this weekend? And what’s on your agenda this week? What’s on your mind and your blog? Please share it all below!

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  1. LOVE the gigantic Magnetic Poetry!

  2. I wish I would’ve gone! I was torn between two events and when the day was over I looked longingly at everyone’s Book Festival pictures knowing I chose the wrong one. I will be there in 2015. Thanks for the planning tip–I’ll need to make sure I get some time to do my activities too.

    • There was a lot going on last weekend, making that a difficult decision, for sure. There’s always next year (and I bet it will be bigger and better than ever!).

  3. I felt the same way…my husband couldn’t attend with us, so we stuck to the children’s area. It was awesome!

  4. I need a better plan for next year too! My son just wanted to stay inside the library and toddler sis was all bundled up in the stroller…I definitely didn’t go prepared. Better luck for me next year! It was an awesome event for the brief amount of time I was there. I seriously should have been there all day.


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