Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday Salon - BEA-Bound


So as we speak I'm putting the final touches on my preparations for Book Expo America. I'm almost packed and ready to go, and I can't wait. My calendar is full to overflowing so let me say now- if I promised to be somewhere and I'm not there, please accept my apologies in advance. Although I've been to large conferences before, this is my first time at BEA and while I'm going to do my best to be where I need to be, I'm sure something will fall through the cracks. If that something is something I promised you, please forgive me- and don't take it personally!

I'm looking forward to the parties, the people and the fun- and the books! I'll get to spend some time with friends before the Expo, meet lots of on- and offline friends during the Expo, and then head off to Book Blogger Con on Friday for even more bookish fun. I'm moderating the Blogging with Social Responsibility panel at BBC, which should be great. The panelists are some of the most interesting people I've come across in the blogosphere and I'm honored to be able to work with them.

So what about Boston Bibliophile? Tuesday I'll have a review of author Maxim D. Shrayer's book of short stories, Yom Kippur in Amsterdam, an interview with Shrayer on Wednesday, and a giveaway affiliated with Armchair BEA on Thursday, just for folks not able to attend BEA and/or BBC. Then on Friday I have a surprising Unfinished Friday to relate.

I'm still trying to come up with something for tomorrow!

The interview I did with author Yann Martel is up at the Association of Jewish Libraries' blog. And if the subject of Jewish books interests you, you just might want to bookmark that site and come back because you never know what we'll have.

Today I'm reading Jane Gardam's Old Filth, a great novel about Britain's 20th century. I'm bringing my ereader on my trip, which actually works with my computer now, and I'm going to start by reading A Mountain of Crumbs, a memoir by Elena Gorokhova about growing up in Soviet Russia in the 1960s. If I finish that, I'm on to Transgression, a novel about forbidden love in World War 2 by James W. Nichol.

Have a great week! I know I will. More Sunday Salon here.

20 comments:

Book Dilettante said...

Have fun at the conferences. Wish I could be there as well. Looking forward to your reports!
Harvee
My Sunday Salon

Blodeuedd said...

Have fun :D

....Petty Witter said...

Have fun at BEA and remember to let us know all about it.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

I'm looking forward to listening to your interview with Yann Martel - what excitement!

Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy) said...

Hope to see you at the Book Blogger Con!

Trisha said...

I can't believe how hectic my schedule got for my time in NYC; I completely understand your advance apology. I swear I need a personal assistant to help me keep track of things. But I consider a sign of the great time we'll have. Can't wait to meet you!

Alexia561 said...

Am beyond excited about BEA, and hoping to run into you waiting in line! Know that we'll all be crazy busy, running around trying to fit everything in, so am sure things will fall thru the cracks. Oh well, am sure we'll still have fun! :)

bermudaonion said...

For those of us who will be out of town, please remind us later about your interview. I hope I get to meet you next week!

bookmagic said...

Have a great time- I'm jealous!!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wonderful and exciting events! I went to BEA in 2008, when it was in LA...to go to NY sounds like a dream (impossible dream at this point!), but I'll be living vicariously through all the bloggers attending.

Here's my Salon:

http://laurel-rainsnowsaccidentallife.blogspot.com/2010/05/sunday-salon_23.html

readerbuzz said...

I hope to go...someday! For now, I'm planning to jump into the Armchair BEA.

Vasilly said...

Have fun! I'll be sure to bookmark the AJL blog!

Allie ~ Hist-Fic Chick said...

Hope to see you at BEA/BBC!

Mystica said...

Have a load of fun. Will look forward to what you have to say after the conference.

JoAnn said...

Have a great time!

Care said...

See you Friday!

Zibilee said...

I hope you have a wonderful time at BEA this year! I look forward to hearing about it!

Diane said...

Hope you have a great time at BEA; it's going to be hot, hot hot. Post Pictures please )

Kathleen said...

I look forward to hearing all about your BEA experience and reading your posts.

jewwishes said...

Maybe I will attend next year. Enjoy yourself, Marie!