I am so happy I did.
My hotel turned out to be perfect. Tiny, tiny space but wonderfully comfortable and only two miles (walking distance, really) from Javits Conference Center. (The hotel is Pod 51, if you want to know, but don't you dare book it up so much that I can't reserve a room here for BookExpo next year!)
The subways took a little getting used to (uptown? or is it downtown? no, I think it's uptown....) All kinds of folks on the trains in NYC. I wouldn't have been surprised to see both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton sit down beside the (probably) homeless man; it's diversity at its finest.
Somehow I did make it to BookExpo, and it was divine. Divine. In every meaning of that word.
I wrote about it all on Armchair BookExpo, so I hope you'll stop by there, if you haven't already, and take a look at my posts:
Did I mention that I picked up a few copies of new books at BookExpo? How many? you ask. Honestly, I don't know yet, as I couldn't take them home on the plane. I mailed them home, so I haven't counted, but I will say that the two boxes of books weighed 98 pounds.
I'm flying home right now. Am I in a plane? Or am I still soaring from my BookExpo experience? In any case, I'm already planning BookExpo in 2018. Maybe I'll see you there?
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.