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A Night of Authors

Called Out By Neil Patrick Harris

Photo-A-Day 2.0 #00623

Tonight, our local bookstore An Unlikely Story had two events that we attended virtually. The first was a conversation between Jeff Kinney the author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and owner of An Unlikely Story and Neil Patrick Harris. Neil was talking about his new book The Magic Misfits: The Fourth Suit. To be honest, I did not know that he was an author. I’d never heard of the series before and now that I know about it I want to get the series for the kids so that they can read the rest of the books. We will be getting a copy of the 4th book that was recently released.

The virtual event was a lot of fun. Neil was excellent and the banter back and forth with Jeff was fun. Then Neil opened it up for questions and we got to see all the people on Zoom. Neil asked that we turn on our cameras and there we were smack dab between Jeff and Neil on the screen. We were in Allison’s profile so her name was on the screen but my face was what you saw when I turned on the camera. Neil sees this and says, “Allison what a beard you have” We start laughing and then he says that he wants to talk with some people. He unmuted us and talked to us. He asked everyone’s names and then asked if we had a question for him. He asked me directly to ask a question and I totally choked. So he moved on to Eva and she asked a really good question and Neil said, “Now that’s how you ask a question.” I was dying.

The second event was a conversation between Jeff and Max Brallier, author of The Last Kids on Earth regarding the latest book in the series. I reviewed that on video recently. It is called The Last Kids on Earth and the Skeleton Road. Max had an advanced copy sent to me. Both events were a lot of fun.

Don’t Miss the World-Famous Harlem Globetrotters when they come to New England this February and March!

Harlem Globetrotter With Kid

Any kid my age immediately thinks of the Harlem Globetrotters wen they hear “Sweet Georgia Brown”. That whistling tune always told me that the Harlem Globetrotters were coming to my area. While I have never gotten to see them before it is something that I’ve really wanted to do. My only real experience with them is seeing them on Scooby Doo cartoons and Gilligan’s Island. I’d love to go see them sometime. I was offered a pack of passes for the family for one of the upcoming shows happening in February and March but we’ve already committed to a couple of events those dates. So we’ll miss out. However, you do not have to miss out on seeing them when they come to New England in February and March. I have all the details on the shows below.

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