Tomorrow: Boston Book Festival

BBF Unbound:The Plot Conjurers:Peter Abrahams, Linda Barnes, Mike Cooper, Sara J. Henry, Steve Ulfelder

Host: Hallie Ephron

BPL Commonwealth

10:30 – 11:30

(BPL standing for Boston Public Library in Copley Square.)

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87 Responses to “Tomorrow: Boston Book Festival”

  1. Tupper's Mama
    9:32 am on October 18th, 2013

    Morning all. We here are ready for a day with a CALM plot.

  2. Princess Sam
    9:43 am on October 18th, 2013

    I survived yesterday at Jacqueline’s with that Loulou being there too. And, oh no, Mommy says Loulou is coming over again today. Why doesn’t Molly’s Mom take her on a nice 5 mile hike like Teddy Ruff Ruff?

  3. Kat
    9:55 am on October 18th, 2013

    Hi Tupper’s Mom and Your Highness, Princess Sam.
    Thanks for opening the door for us today, Spencer, as I know you are very busy getting ready for the Plot Conjurers.
    Sam, How is my very favorite aunt, LouLou’s Mom?

  4. B. Stover
    9:58 am on October 18th, 2013

    I like the title the “Plot Conjurers.” Have fun Spence.

    Good morning all.

  5. Herd of Hounds
    10:00 am on October 18th, 2013

    Gooood morning, everyone! T&G’s Mama; Amen to a calm today. We might add that it be a healing day as well. Princess Sam: Poor little Lulu’s legs aren’t long enough for that kind of walk yet. OFA: Break a leg at the Boston Book Festival.

  6. Melanie
    10:09 am on October 18th, 2013

    I MIGHT go for my walk today.
    I MIGHT answer the phone today.
    I MIGHT take lots of naps.

    I WILL play with the dogs.
    I WILL talk to my Guys and Gals.
    I WILL write and respond to my International Book Club on Chet’s Blog’s Friends.
    I WILL send good thoughts, vibes, head bumps, tail wags to all who need it.

    Time to rest again.

  7. Franklin
    10:44 am on October 18th, 2013

    Woof, woof, woof, woof, Howl Howl
    Woof, woof, woof, woof, Howl Howl
    Woof, woof WOOF woof, howl howl yowel
    Woof, woof, woof, woof, howl Yark!

    To B.Stover, love the Newf Pack

  8. Melanie: chuckling
    10:45 am on October 18th, 2013

    Franklin, you were supposed to be the words ‘Happy Birthday” in there somewhere.

  9. staff
    10:48 am on October 18th, 2013

    Heh Franklin! Happy B-day, B.

  10. Macy the min-pin
    10:59 am on October 18th, 2013

    Joyous celebration of your life debut, Bee.

  11. Howlers' Mom
    10:59 am on October 18th, 2013

    Friends, I just heard from Scott, Nana’s son. He said (thru a FB message) that he read her the card that BooBear’s mom sent, and she smiled for the first time. I’m crying now. Thank you BooBear’s mom.

  12. Tupper's Mama
    11:03 am on October 18th, 2013

    Woooo hoooooo – Nana smiled! Thanks Howlers and thanks Scott!


  13. Herd of Hounds
    11:10 am on October 18th, 2013

    It is a frabjous day! HRH B’s b-day and a smile from Nana!

    Hey Franklin, We of the HOH try to do that in 4 part howl-mony (whatever that is).

  14. O'Howlers
    11:12 am on October 18th, 2013


  15. Rose
    11:13 am on October 18th, 2013

    Hurray! Nana smiled! The power of the Plunderers is great. I am going to start crying. Thanks, O’Howlers for that wonderful message.

    My I take this time to wish HRH, B, the most of the best on her birthday!

  16. Macy the min-pin
    11:18 am on October 18th, 2013

    Nana smiled! She is at least somewhat alert. That is a relief.

  17. staff
    11:25 am on October 18th, 2013

    How wonderful to hear the good news. I hope and pray it continues. Nana smiled. sniff sniff sniff. Tearing up here.

  18. BooBear
    11:32 am on October 18th, 2013

    Happy B-Day, B!!! Hope you have a wonderful day. It is starting out with great news…NanaBarb smiled! She knows we are thinking pawsitive thoughts for her and tucking her under our magic quilt!

  19. Rose
    11:33 am on October 18th, 2013

    Teddy Ruff Rider, It sounds like you are having such a good time in Vermont. Smelling new smells, meeting new friends, and taking real long walks. I wish I could be there with you. We could wrestle and eat treats all day. Send us some pictures if you can! :^)

  20. SnowBella
    11:37 am on October 18th, 2013

    Nana smile! This is wonderful news!

    B: Happy birthday! May all you birthday read-is-not-a-noun wishes come true.

  21. Melanie
    11:41 am on October 18th, 2013


    Nice . .

  22. SnowBella
    11:44 am on October 18th, 2013

    Thanks to BooBear for sending the balloons and card that made our Nana smile.

  23. Herd of Hounds
    11:50 am on October 18th, 2013

    What a thoughtful, pawsitive, powerful group the Plunderers can be 🙂

  24. Tupper's Mama
    12:39 pm on October 18th, 2013

    See BooBear – we told you that the words you selected were just perfect and special and wonderful. Good job!

  25. dawson
    12:56 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Thank you BooBear, Howler’s Mom, all the Plunderer’s and most of all, Nana! Best smile ever.

    BStover: Happy Birthday to our Queen B. May none of your participles be found hanging…

  26. Tupper's Mama
    1:07 pm on October 18th, 2013

    ….next to a reviewer who dared use “read” as a noun….

  27. Siber-H
    1:14 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Thank you again BooBear’s mom for sending the balloons to Nana so soon after we learned the news. Pray, pray, pray that she keeps improving. A smile is a good sign.

    Happy Birthday to our favorite English Professor!!!

    It would fun for us if the Boston Book Festival would stream live.

  28. Melanie: ahhhhhh
    1:57 pm on October 18th, 2013

    It would probably behoove me to have these chocolate chips in a cookie. But, why would I want to do that?

  29. B. Stover
    1:57 pm on October 18th, 2013

    That is great news about Nana. Thank you Howlers.

    Franklin: That was wonderful! Thank you.

    You guys are making me laugh. Thank you for the lovely birthday wishes.

  30. B. Stover
    2:01 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Isn’t “behoove” a wonderful word! Derived from Old English “behofian.”

  31. Herd of Hounds
    2:43 pm on October 18th, 2013

    HRH B: That’s the whole point of the English language… Soooo many wunnerful (sorry Lawrence Welk) words, so many exotic words. Find some more and ENJOY

  32. O'Howlers
    2:44 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Bear and Masquer’s mom’s son Scott just posted this on FB:
    “This is Barbara’s son Scott again. Barbara is still in critical care but is showing signs of improvement. I read a card that was sent to her yesterday and she smiled. Smiled for the first time since she was admitted. If you would like to send her a card, please send it to Skagit Valley Hospital CCU Room 2013 (no visitation please). Keep the prayers coming. Thank you.”

  33. Herd of Hounds
    2:52 pm on October 18th, 2013

    OH: Thanks for that note. We all need to keep Nana/Barb close to our consciousness. We here have done nada useful, ain’t it grand? Love to ya’ll and for those who need to heal…do so. If not…Heel 🙂

  34. Siber-H
    3:02 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Fellow Sibers, Thank you for keeping us updated. We are going out now to buy a card and will mail it today.

  35. O'Howlers
    3:02 pm on October 18th, 2013

    I just sent Scott the prayer that T&G’s mama wrote for us all last evening. I asked that he read that to Nana.

  36. Rose
    3:04 pm on October 18th, 2013

    OH: Thank you for passing that news along. We Plunderers are a great bunch, aren’t we?

    I like the word “behoove” for the image it brings to my lightning bolted brain. I see cows, horses, and any other animals with hooves have them removed. Be-hooved.

  37. Siber-H
    3:08 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Fellow Sibers, Thanks again for sending the prayer.

    Question? Should I use the address Scott posted and also use the address of the hospital that is on their website? Those addresses can be used together.

  38. O'Howlers' Mom
    3:10 pm on October 18th, 2013

    I used the hospital address on the website, with the room number Scott posted as well. I put that room # on lower left for what it’s worth.
    I put it in my mailbox which won’t get picked up until tomorrow afternoon, because I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to get to the post office before then, drat it.

  39. Siber-H
    3:13 pm on October 18th, 2013

    ok I will do the same with the address. Even if she is moved to a regular hospital room or sent home, the hospital will forward our cards to her, won’t they?

  40. O'Howlers' Mom
    3:22 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Yes, they will.
    Scott answered my question from this morning if Nana is continuing to improve. “Yes…baby steps”.
    Can we have a group virtual hug?

  41. Rose
    3:41 pm on October 18th, 2013

    OH’s Mom: My arms are wide open……

  42. staff
    3:44 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Yes, I feel the hug! Ummmmmmmm

  43. Siber-H
    3:50 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Fellow Sibers, You got it! We will start with Husky hugs.

  44. O'Howlers
    3:55 pm on October 18th, 2013

    We felt it and it brought instant smiles and feel-goods! We know Nana felt it too.

  45. Teddy Ruff Rider
    4:04 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Mom and dad said that the news about Nana’s progress is very encouraging.

    To my goodest friend Ms. Rose — we are leaving wonderful Vermnont tomorrow and mom says that, once we get home, she can download some more photos from her camera and will try to post those on Sunday.

    PS: Happy Birthday Ms. B. I am now 21 weeks old. Are you that old too?

  46. Melanie: Oooooooo gasp
    4:21 pm on October 18th, 2013

    For tonight’s movie we are watching “The Ghoul”. 1933
    Starring Boris Karlof and Vincent Price

    Hugs to all! and a spooky Boo!

  47. Rose
    4:23 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Oh, Teddy, I can’t wait to see your pictures! I have never been to Vermont. I hope there are some pictures of you making friends with the horses. Did you know that I have my favoritest picture of you on my computer at work? I do!

  48. Siber-H
    4:39 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Melanie, Thank Dog you had the smarts to go looking for Nana on facebookie. I was beginning t think it was a longer than normal road trip but I didn’t think beyond that.

  49. Herd of Hounds
    5:09 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Youse guys are so smart to find our missing friend so we could welcome her home! Ya’ll be wonderful!

  50. B. Stover
    5:23 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Thank you Teddy RR. I’m just a bit older than 21 weeks.

  51. dawson
    5:42 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Thanks to Scott for keeping FB informed and to the OHowlers for keeping us informed.

    Group hug was wonderful!

    TeddyRR: I can feel your youthful exuberance right through your joyful posts. I think you are being given an excellent education.

  52. Tupper and Gilly
    5:53 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Dear Bee – you don’t look a day over puppy.

  53. Dima
    5:58 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Pop is home. Weekend has commenced, firepit and all. Bee, you are a pup. I know one when I see one.

  54. Melanie
    6:09 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Movie on hold until tomorrow. Zoë and I realized we were just too tired. Reading is happening instead.

    I hope you have a special evening B. Stover!

  55. c.hobbit
    6:10 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Happy day to B and Nana!

  56. Melanie; snickering
    6:39 pm on October 18th, 2013
  57. Herd of Hounds
    6:49 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Melanie, you are a truly sick puppy 🙂 🙂 🙂

  58. dawson
    7:00 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Heh, heh, heh.

  59. Herd of Hounds
    7:19 pm on October 18th, 2013

    But we love ya’ll, anyway!

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:05 pm on October 18th, 2013

    OMDawg!…..My friend got home really late tonight….sniff!….She was all upset and shaken up. Seems she had taken some important papers to the busy-place to make copies for her mother. Well, she was so busy all day she forgot to make copies and she forgot to bring the papers home with her….grunt!…She realized this when she was almost home the first time. Turned around and went back to the busy-place through rush-hour traffic….wheeze!….When she got there no cars were in the parking lot, but she went up to the building and tried the door anyway….groan!….Then she used her key-card (knowing full well that they do not like people in the building after every one is gone) and the door lock opened and a full-fledged ALARM went off….gasp!….She was beside herself and hung out for a while waiting for the police to cart her off….whuffle!….When no one showed she drove like a bat-out-of-hell back here and immediately called her new boss…snort!….He told her not to worry he would take care of it….sniffle!…But she IS worried and asked him not to fire her. He said no one was going to fire her, but to never ever go back to the building on a Friday night when no one is there….gurgle!….She is still very upset with herself right now….sniff!….I doubt she will sleep very well tonight….gruffle!….Oh and now her mother is mad at her for forgetting the papers….sneeze!

  61. Siber-H
    9:16 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Rio, From what your friend has said about her new boss, I am sure everything will be fine. Mom likes him because he was a Hot Shot Firefighter and I like him becauase he knows how to eat well. We both like him because he has been nice to your friend.

  62. BooBear
    9:17 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Rio, tell your friend not to worry too much! She reported her faux paw to her boss right away and he told her all was okay. A hot, former fire fighter would not lie to her.

  63. BooBear
    9:20 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Princess Sammie, how is Aunt Molly’s Mom? I hope she is feeling better.

  64. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:21 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Shudder!….I keep trying to reassure her with my slurpy pug kisses…sniff!…She says she has a very big headache coming on from all the intense worry-stress…snuffle!…She says it is like a really bad dream that she keeps seeing over and over. Specifically her hand putting that key-card up to the plate….sniff!…And then the ALARM going off…gah!

  65. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:28 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Smile!….Hey! Nana smiled today!….sniffle!….That is a first step towards full recovery in my book…snort!snort!…In fact that makes me want to smile and bear all my crooked teeth that don’t quite come together right…chuffle!

  66. SnowBella
    9:31 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Rio’s Friend: there are very few mistakes in life that can’t be corrected or forgiven. Lay your head easy tonight, my friend.

  67. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:41 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Rebecca!…My friend has a hard time forgiving herself for blunders…sniff!…Especially really big blunders like tonight and the ALARM!….grunt!….She will be okay one day in the far future most likely….heh!heh!

  68. SnowBella
    9:46 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Rio: She will be fine, I’m sure of it. I think her boss gets that mistakes are opportunities to learn. I guarantee you, even her hot shot boss has made blunders. We all have and that is okay.

    I’ve been thinking all day of Nana’s smile. Belle Starr has convinced me to send Nana cards on a regular basis in hopes that it will make nana smile. Hearing this, Pancho and lefty want the first card to be from them.

  69. SnowBella
    9:51 pm on October 18th, 2013

    I rushed home to an empty house tonight. The Giant took most of the dogs for an overnight training run. My job tonight is to sleep and not work.

  70. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:57 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Yea!…Things are really looking up!…snort!….Rebecca is home alone and will be sleeping and getting healthy again…chuffle!…My friend just received a phone call from her boss and he told her all was well. Not to worry. He took care of everything and all should be fine…wheeze!… My friend really likes that guy. He is the best boss ever!…Woooooo!

  71. SnowBella
    10:02 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Rio: Of course things are looking up—I’m taller than you. 😉

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:14 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Birthday!…..Wooooo!….I just realized it is Stover’s Birthday today…snort!….I found a good card that I hope she likes….chuffle!

    Code!….You might have to enter this here code to actually see the card…..grunt!… 5957907309432

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:19 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Rebecca!….Why are you still “Up”?…snort!

  74. SnowBella
    10:20 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Rio: I have to go do dog chores for the left-behinds and then I will go to b-e-d.

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:24 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Rebecca!….Be sure to give those left-behinders lots and lots of good food and water…snort!….They are good guys too you know…sniff!

  76. SnowBella
    10:25 pm on October 18th, 2013

    I’m a left-behind, too. They will want for nuthin’.

  77. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:40 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Bee-hind!….I am left behind every stinkin’ day when my friend goes off to cause who knows how much trouble at that busy-place…grunt!…Left behind is never a good thing…grumble!

  78. Franklin
    10:49 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Hey Riö!
    You tell your friend that her boss sounds like a great boss! Not like the boss at the bank Melanie worked at looooonnnnggggg time before us. Though I really don’t get that before us thing.

    She found a button and pushed it. Imagine her surprise when a whole bunch of outa breath cops showed up at the bank with their g u n s drawn.

    Snort. We find that pretty funny. I woulda grabbed em by the pant legs, Mattie woulda tripped them, Grace woulda smiled at’em, and Ros woulda a licked them good. Mac? He woulda fallen asleep on em.

    That boss weren’t real nice. But the person that learnt Melanie said she hadn’t told her about that button.

    Snicker. Anywoof, Melanie is asleep, and I need to howl at the moon.

  79. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:57 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Franklin!…snort!….Good to hear from ya! I knew there were worse things my friend could have done, and now I know for sure….heh!

    Trainer!…My friend is flying solo next week…grunt!…No trainer – she is moving far far away this weekend, no boss he is flying to Mexico….wheeze!…Someone here does not want to think about these things all weekend…gah!

  80. staff
    11:06 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Going to bed early tonight. Nana smiled today. Hip hip hooray.

  81. SnowBella
    11:15 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Nana’s smiling = me smiling.

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:17 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Nana!…Someone here says she will be buying up multiple “get well” cards to send to Nana at the hospital…sniff!…Can someone please post the full address here?…grunt!…I know I am supposed to somehow pawprint one or two of them, but when I am “supposed” to do sumthing, I usually fail or refuse for some reason…grunt!

  83. dawson
    11:21 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Rio: (with apologies to BStover) The Dodgers had a bit of a meltdown tonight. My hands were covering my eyes with only a slit to look through – that’s how embarrassing it was to watch. Not the caliber of ball that the Detroit/Boston series has been.

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:23 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Dawson!…I tried to watch that game and could not…sniff!…I do not like the Dodgers and I could care less about St.Louis…wheeze!…I wish the World Series could be Tigers vs Red Sox this year…grunt!…The game tomorrow is going to be sumthing!…woooo!

  85. SnowBella
    11:29 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Snoring! My four-legged is asleep on the couch and she is snoring. I think my two-legged will following in my four-legged’s paw steps. One mama down, one to go.

  86. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:32 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Bellie!…Is that you posting under Rebecca’s logon?…heh!heh!…I hate when Beau leaves his lying around for me to use…sniff!

  87. Belle Starr
    11:34 pm on October 18th, 2013

    Rio: I can’t take her anywhere.

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