Well, eighty-eight pounds plus one suitcase of books.
That's what I brought home from BEA this week.
It was quite a week. I'll have a full update later, but for now I'll say that the hype is all true: BEA is amazing.
Best of all, BEA was in Chicago, and we got to visit with our wonderful son and daughter-in-law who live there. We ate at the Signature Room one night. Look at this view.
And then our daughter-in-law's ma (one of the many Chicago words I've learned this week) made us one of the most fantastic meals of my life: lobster tails, steak, shrimp cocktails, potatoes au gratin, and asparagus. Oh my! Lisa's mom is a fabulous cook.
We got home yesterday but the eighty-eight pounds of books haven't yet arrived. Luckily, the postman brought lots of books to tide me over until the BEA books arrive:
I didn't actually finish anything this week. I guess I was too busy hauling books around and painting up the town.
How'd your week go? Did you make it to BEA? Or did you participate in Armchair BEA? I'd love to hear.
What is the Sunday Salon? Imagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.
The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.
Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week.
It is now being hosted here.
Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is now being hosted at The Book Date.