Here we are, once again, near the end of another year. It has been a strange, fun and interesting ride. The economy has been up, and down. Many books have hit the bestseller list and never left it, while others brushed with fame for a week or so, then disappeared quietly into the night (yeah, I'm talking about "The Gargoyle").
We have had some great authors visit this year, including: Robyn Scott (Twenty Chickens for a Saddle), Craig Johnson (Another Man's Moccasins), Pilar Pobil (My Kitchen Table: Sketches From My Life), Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn: Hero of Ages and Alcatraz vs. the Scrivener's Bones), Brandon Mull (Fablehaven), Stephen Dubner (Freakonomics), Charles Mann (1491), and more.
And most of all, we've appreciated having you, our blog readers and customers, share this year with us.
This is the last blog entry of 2008, but we will be back in 2009 with more to share with you, but here are some hints of some things to come- Sara Zarr (Story of a Girl and Sweethearts) will be here in February, Seth Davis, CBS Sports analyst and author of the forthcoming book "When March Went Mad" will be coming in March to talk about the 30th anniversary of the 1979 NCAA Basketball Championship game that pitted Larry Bird against Magic Johnson. Brandon Mull should be back with us in April or May, and we are working to get even more great authors here to make visits.
Keep an eye on the blog as we will have some guest postings by authors throughout the year and some contests that you will want to be part of to win some books. And of course, if you have ideas for what you'd like to see on the blog or in the store, please feel free to leave a comment or drop us an email.
And remember, have a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year!