Saturday, April 13, 2013

Snapshot Saturday 4/13

At Home with Books hosts Saturday Snapshot.

Today's picture is book-related, so it's perfect for posting on my book blog!

On Thursday evening, two neighbors/friends and I went out to dinner (Spanish tapas - yum!) and then to hear Geraldine Brooks speak. Brooks is one of my all-time favorite authors. I have read all of her novels - Year of Wonders, March, People of the Book, and Caleb's Crossing - and loved every one of them. She has an extraordinary talent for taking some intriguing historical fact and building an engrossing fictional story around it to fit the known facts. Most amazing of all, this author who is so adept at writing about American history is actually from Australia!

The talk was wonderful - she was very entertaining and has a great sense of humor. Here's a photo of her signing books afterward:

If you ever have a chance to hear her speak, I highly recommend it. And definitely read her novels, if you haven't already!

Hope you are enjoying the weekend!


  1. I love author events! Thanks for sharing...and now I want to read this author. One I've missed.


  2. What a great evening, Geraldine Brooks is a favorite author of mine as well. How wonderful to have the opportunity to hear her speak & meet her!!

  3. I've not heard of this author - will have to check out her books! Happy Weekend!

  4. Great event; it's always fun to go to these.

  5. I saw Geraldine in Sydney a few years ago when she was back for a visit (and got all my copies signed).
    She used to live in Balmain and discussed her early books with my boss (the owner of an independent bookshop that has been here for over 40 years.)

  6. Nice! Love that you got a picture. Did you have books to be signed? I really enjoy hearing my favourite authors speak, too :)

  7. Oh I'm so envious! I bet it was such a wonderful event! Thank you for sharing

  8. That's neat that you got to hear her speak! People of the Book was my favorite of hers.