Throwback Thursday: 33 years and 3 years of stories

Today is Thursday, November 16, which means not only is it Throwback Thursday, but it's also my 33rd birthday! *thows confetti* *opens presents* *cuts ice cream cake*

For this week's edition of Throwback Thursday, I decided to take a look back at all my blog posts (just over three years' worth!) and share with you some of my favorites.

My Bookprint: Spooky stories, strong ladies and sugary cereal
The one that started it all! When I first began working at Scholastic, I shared the five books that made the biggest impression on me as a reader so far.

Happy National Pizza Month! and Happy (?) Friday the 13th!
I love pizza. I also love Friday the 13th. When these holidays rolled around, I made sure to ask if I could blog about them.

Photo Album: Scholastic at New York Comic Con 2015
Back in 2015, I got to go to New York Comic Con and photograph all our panels and events, which included a giant Goosebumps movie panel with author R.L. Stine and actor Jack Black in the largest hall in the Javits Center! The weekend also included live drawing with Raina Teglemeier, a Hunger Games trivia contest, and panels with Ann M. Martin and Daniel José Older! It was a blast!

How to pull off a Muggle Mob
In the summer of 2016, Scholastic celebrated the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Vhild Parts One and Two with a Muggle Mob that closed a portion of Broadway in SoHo! In this post I asked Muggle Mob organizer and Scholastic VIP of Creative Development Billy DiMichele all about it.

I read eight Goosebumps books in one week & here's what I learned
It's no secret around our office that Goosebumps were my FAAAAAAAAVORITE Scholastic title growing up, so when our podcast team asked if I would help interview author R.L. Stine, I JUMPED at the opportunity! In preparation, I read a bunch of classic Goosebumps books, and blogged about my research.

Be Nice to New Jersey Week
Did you know the first full week in July is always Be Nice to New Jersey Week? Me neither! Now I celebrate it faithfully with a pork roll, egg and cheese sandwich or a Wawa sub.