Monday, February 15, 2010

Our Visit to Aaron's Books

Last Friday evening, Booking Son and I headed to Aaron's Books (my favorite book store) in Lititz, PA to see authors Josh Berk, author of THE DARK DAYS OF HAMBURGER HALPIN and Eric Wight, author of the Frankie Pickle books! We had a heck of a time getting there because traffic was atrocious, but we still managed to visit with the authors (and the owners - Sam and Todd) for a few minutes. Let's put it this way, our stay was long enough for me to come home with a bag of books!

Booking Son was less than thrilled to be in the car for almost two hours (with another hour plus trip to get back home), but he did have a great time meeting them. Although if I'm being entirely honest, I think he liked playing with Aaron in the kids' room even more! Booking Son was such a trooper and very polite with his "please's" and "thank you's." I was such a proud mom because you never know...

Earlier in the day, Eric stopped by Aaron's and hosted a session on drawing for kids of all ages. Unfortunately, I couldn't make it because my daughter had school and the timing just didn't work. However as you can see from the picture above, Booking Son got to check out a few of the illustrations. He even scored an awesome picture of Frankie as a race car driver for his bedroom. The drawing is perfect for him because just last week, Booking Son decided that he's going to be a race car driver when he grows up!

I absolutely love Eric and his Frankie Pickle books -- you can read my reviews here and here. These graphic novels are terrific, and I can't recommend them enough for young readers! Booking Son isn't ready to read them on his own yet, but in the meantime he loves having them read to him! I am also very anxious to read Josh's YA book THE DARK DAYS OF HAMBURGER HALPIN -- it looks great!

15 comments:

bermudaonion said...

What a fun way to spend the evening! Thanks for sharing the adorable pictures with us! Y'all need to move to Charlotte so Booking Son can pursue his dream of being a race car driver! (Plus, you'd be pretty close to us!)

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Thats so fun! I look at posts like this and wish I would have done these sort of outings with my boys when they were younger.

Great pictures!

Cindy said...

Sounds like you had a good evening Julie, dispite the driving.

Your son is so cute. So cute he wants to be a race car driver. Michael said he wants to be a speed skater. You can tell who has been watching the Olympics.

Jenn's Bookshelves said...

I'm envious! I'm working on setting up a event at my son's school with Eric Wight! I'm looking forward to meeting him, and my son is looking forward to reading his books!

Nely said...

That sounds like you guys had a great son. Booking Son looks so happy. He's so cute! Totally jealous here :)

♥Nely

Jen (Devourer of Books) said...

Oh my gosh, your son is adorable!

Sandy Nawrot said...

Sometimes, all it takes to inspire a dream is a picture! How cool for the little guy. And hats off to both you AND him for coping with that long drive. My kids would have been crying and I would have been screaming. We get a bit tense in bad traffic!

reviewsbylola said...

Your son is adorable. What a fun night you must have had!

Ti said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip. Spending the evening in a bookstore surrounded by the books you love along with your family? Heaven.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

How adorable! Booking Son looks so much like Booking Mama!

jberk said...

Hey, I recognize those dudes! That's a great picture. And it was great to meet you & the boy!

Jo-Jo said...

It sounds like you had a great evening together!

I still want to be a race car driver when I grow up! lol

Lisa said...

Booking Son does look like he enjoyed himself once he got there!

Beth F said...

OMG Booking Son is just too cute -- look at that big smile! Sounds like you both had a great time, despite the drive. When the weather breaks I'm definitely going to plan to attend an event at Aaron's.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

A very fun mother-son evening! Booking Son is the odd man odd in that top photo - he needs to grow a beard :)