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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Rgz NYC HOST: Pajants Party at Books of Wonder!

Have you been following the Twitterhood of the Butt-Lifting Pajants, readergirlz? (If you haven't, you can check out the thread on twitter, natch, using the hashtag #pajants.)

What are the pajants, you ask? A magical pair of pajama-jeans (as seen on tv!) traded and worn (and photographed and signed) by a staggering roster of YA authors, inspired by the titular mythical jeans of Ann Brashares' mega-popular book series, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. The pajants even have their very own Facebook page, where you can see participating authors modeling the magical garment in question.

Diva Melissa Walker took a turn with the pajants this past spring -- check out her Photo Friday documentation of her experience. And here she is today, at Books of Wonder in NYC, participating in a massive signing with tons of other pajants-sharing authors!
That's her sitting next to E. Lockhart, who dazzled the audience with a hilarious slideshow of the pajants' many travels and adventures. What you can't see in the picture is how insanely packed the event was with writers, readers, and bloggers. To accommodate the crowd, we all sat cross-legged on the floor, as folks like the inimitable Lauren Myracle held court.

I should live so large as these pajants, I tell you! The event was great, and I had a fab time seeing so many of my favorite authors and kid-lit people in one place! Also -- snacks!

The pajants will soon be auctioned off on behalf of Reading is Fundamental. Follow them on twitter to get all of the details!


Karis Jacobstein said...

I so want to bid on these pajants! It's been so fun following them. What I find most amazing is how they kind of fit so many different body styles! Impressive! There should definitely be a compilation of pajants short stories!

Karis @YA Litwit

Little Willow said...

What a blast! Wish I could have attended! :)

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