Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday Salon: March So Far, and The Next Two Weeks

So far March has been a pretty good month for me. I've read two of the books on my Irish book list, Troubles and The Outside Boy; saw the new Jane Eyre movie and I'm nearly done with The Dork of Cork and working my way through The Matchmaker of Kenmare. After that, if there's still time, I'd like to read John the Revelator and that will probably finish me up for the month. I'll probably read Ghost Light in May at this rate; April is given over to review books.

Tomorrow starts my two week (Monday-Thursday) series on the publisher Europa Editions, one of my favorite smaller presses. Come by tomorrow for the introductory post and Tuesday for an interview with editor-in-chief Michael Reynolds. There will be a series of reviews and interviews to follow; the full schedule will be on tomorrow's post. I'm so excited about the series; the folks at Europa were wonderful and so helpful. I can't wait to get started!

Anything else? Well I know for sure I'm not going to Book Expo this year (unless I get some really cool job that sends me there, anyway), which is disappointing but what can you do. I had a wonderful time last year and I'll really miss seeing everyone and enjoying the bookish festivities but that's just the way it is. I'll probably do something for Armchair BEA though, and I'd like to see about organizing a tweetup for Boston folks also staying home. The way things are going right now I don't know if I'm going to be able to make any conferences this year.

Today? Today I'm setting down to finish The Dork of Cork and do some planning. There are some big, albeit temporary changes on the horizon for me; more on that later. In the mean time I hope you're having a great Sunday; I'd love to know what you're up to.

9 comments:

unfinishedperson.com said...

I'd like to get to go some of these conferences, but unfortunately I just don't have the money to do it. Rising gas prices aren't helping either. Good news is, though, I'll be with you at the Armchair BEA. :)

As for what I'm reading today, I've started the Harry Potter series (on Book 2 now) and am enjoying it thus far, although it's early and the whole thing could go in the tank ;).
Somehow I very much doubt it.

Sandy Nawrot said...

Don't feel bad...I've never gone to BEA. I did go to SIBA last year, but only because it was a 45 minute drive away. Between the money, the kids, and no support system, it just ain't gonna happen until they go off to college, or at least can take care of themselves.

geosireads said...

So far, i see you doing well with your readings this month. i see there's more to expect for the following weeks. Would be watching out...

At the moment, I trying hard to finish a book I am reading, 'Cloth Girl by Merylin Heward Mills.

Frances said...

Love Europa Editions so will be sure to check in often during the feature. As for BEA, I am still on the fence. Armchair event will be fun too!

Suzanne said...

It seems that there are quite a few people not going to BEA this year. Since it's only an hour or so away, I plan on attending for at least one day (and getting an earlier start than last year!) And I feel like I would be better prepared than last year. BUT I don't know if I can get any time off from work this time around. Had so much fun though. But things are much tighter this year for a lot of us! Hosting an Armchair BEA event would be great though!

Aths said...

I'm not going to BEA either, and I'm really sad about that. I hope I can make it next year though. Armchair BEA will still be fun!

Zibilee said...

Once again, I will not be making it to BEA, and it saddens me a bit. It sounds like it's such an amazing event for bloggers and book readers, but things here are not aligned for me to make it there this time around. Oh well, maybe next time!

I am really excited about your upcoming posts for this week and looking forward to them!

Kathleen said...

I won't be making it to BEA either and I was hoping this year I would be able to. I've just got too much business travel coming up and am too busy at the office!

Booksnyc said...

Can't wait to hear about the Dork of Cork - what a funny title!