Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday Salon- Recovery Mode


After a whirlwind five days in New York for Book Expo and Book Blogger Con, I came home late Friday night and spent yesterday (and plan to spend today) resting and reading. I shipped home three boxes of books from the exhibit floor, many for a giveaway I'll be doing as part of the upcoming conference of the New England Association of Jewish Libraries; my boxes should arrive on Tuesday and I can't wait to get them.

What did come home with me was the fabulous swag bag from Book Blogger Con- a stack of novels and other goodies I've been having fun combing through.

Of course the best part about all of this was the fabulous time I had with the great people I met. I'm going to write a fuller post about the week for tomorrow but for now I'll just say- wow. It was incredible.

Today? More resting, more reading. I think the cold I was fighting before my trip came back and I'm going to settle in to finish Jane Gardam's Old Filth, and then start The Vanishing of Katharina Linden. That's a short book and I expect to finish it quickly; I think The Frozen Rabbi has to be up after that. Naturally I'll keep you posted! What are you up to today?

More Sunday Salon here.

21 comments:

Michelle said...

Welcome home! It seems you and I have the same agenda for the day. I'm amazed at how much I've slept since yesterday and I'm *still* exhausted enough to sleep more, LOL.

Enjoy a nice lazy day with a good book and your hubby!

Alexia561 said...

Glad you made it home safe & sound! Looking forward to hearing about the great books you received! I'm still exhausted, but basking in the afterglow of a wonderful BEA. :D

R. J. said...

I'm interested in your ratings system and the titles you put into each. Do you have a page listing the books you have put into your groups? I am most interested in your five star list and your three star list.

Marie said...

R.J.- if you look on the left hand sidebar right under where I describe the ratings, you will see links to each of the ratings that will bring up a page with associated reviews. Hope that helps!

Marie said...

Michelle- THANK YOU for an incredible Book Blogger Con. You and Trish and everyone else did an incredible job. words can't describe!

Marie said...

Alexia- how did I miss you at BEA?! :-(

Andi said...

Can't wait to read more about your experiences at BEA and Book Blogger Con!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds like you totally enjoyed yourself in NY!

That experience should give you fodder for writing for quite sometime!

Here's my Salon:

http://laurel-rainsnowsaccidentallife.blogspot.com/2010/05/sunday-salon-may-30-2010.html

....Petty Witter said...

Welcome back, I'm really looking foreward to hearing more about your latest exploits. Enjoy your books.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I had a feeling today would be full of posts about BEA books and fun and swag! How wonderful that you got to take part in it!

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

So great to sit with you during several of the Book Blogger Con sessions ... and wonderful job on your panel!

Hope you are feeling better soon.

Vasilly said...

Sounds like you had a great time in New York! Can't wait to read about some of your adventures. Today I plan on relaxing and cooking.

Have a great Sunday. I hope your cold goes away soon.

readerbuzz said...

I hope you will spend the day resting, yes, but also blogging....just a little? Don't forget that most of us can't get to BEA and Armchair BEA is just not enough....

Literary Feline said...

I am glad you had such a great time in New York, Marie. Rest up, get better and enjoy your reading!

Booksnyc said...

It was good to meet you briefly on Wed night at the HC reception and you did a great job moderating the panel on Friday. Enjoy the day of rest and relaxation!

Suzanne said...

So glad you had a great time at BEA! I was there for one day and was amazed and still reeling from it! I can't wait to read about the Swag Bag from the BBC. I wasn't able to attend this year, but want to hear all the details!!

Thanks for sharing! I look forward to the bigger post!!

Zibilee said...

Marie, it sounds like you had an amazing time! I will be very interested in seeing what you picked up there, and reading your post about your meetings with everyone. I hope you enjoy your weekend and get some good quality reading time in!!

jewwishes said...

Feel better soon.

I'm glad you had such a positive experience.

Kathleen said...

Welcome back. Hope you feel better soon.

Bibliolatrist said...

Glad to hear BEA was such a success...maybe I'll get there one year :)

Anyway, I gave you an award, check out this post for more info!

Pare said...

Can't wait to hear what you think of The Vanishing of Katherina Linden. I finished the ARC from Library Thing last month.