It’s The Last Weekend in April Again
That means it’s the L.A. Times Festival of Books again. This year I came with my older daughter. She hadn’t come up here yet. We sat in on a panel of writers who had written books about baseball – Game Six by Mark Frost, Giants Past and Present by Dan Fost, and Forever Blue by Michael D’Antonio. Although I’m not the big baseball fan in our family, it is part of my family heritage.
The panel was fascinating. Now I want to read one of the books – although it’s a toss up between Game Six about the Boston Red Sox/Cincinnati Reds World Series in 1975 or Forever Blue about the Brooklyn Dodgers moving to become the L.A. Dodgers.
We wandered around, sat in at the Children’s Stage when Bernadette Peters read and sang her newest children’s picture book, Stella Is a Star (illustrated by Liz Murphy). We also visited in and out of many of the vendors’ pavilions and basically had a great time. We’re going back tomorrow for a couple more panels. I’ll be wiped out tomorrow night.