So...want to come to dinner at my house??
Here's what it looks like!
On Friday, to kick off Book Expo America madness (and a week of near-constant meetings), I had a little dinner party for some of my favorite people in the YA book industry. In attendance: Jess Rothenberg, senior editor extraordinaire at Razorbill and author of the yet-to-be-released The Catastrophic History of You and Me; Leila Sales, editor at Viking and author of the hilarious forthcoming Mostly Good Girls (blurbed by yours truly); Emily Heddleson, school and library whiz at Penguin; Corey Haydu, brilliant up-and-coming literary writer; and my friend Lenore, famously of the fabulous blog Presenting Lenore, along with her husband Daniel, a children's illustrator.
On the menu?
Home roasted tomatoes
Homemade marinated mushrooms
Burrata with Herbs
Ricotta crostini with cracked black pepper and honey
Crab salad with basil, grapefruit, and frisee
Arugula salad with caramelized onions and goat cheese
Fettucini with ricotta, mint, lemon, peas, and asparagus
Almond and pear tart
I wish you could have all been there! But you would not all have fitted in my apartment. :(
But you can check out the pics below and it will be ALMOST THE SAME--particularly if you find some cheese and eat it while you are looking at your computer. :)
1. The giant bookshelf crammed with books--a necessity in every well-kept house, I think!
2. In the very bottom picture, despite all appearances, Daniel, Leila, and Corey are actually NOT having a miserable time. We were just all engaged in a very serious conversation about America's Next Top Model, and whether Miley Cyrus's new song "Can't Be Tamed" is on par with "Party in the USA." You know--we were hitting the hard topics.