What’s What in the Sunday Salon–May 25, Pre-BEA Edition

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The audit is done, I have officially been on vacation since Friday, and I leave at way-too-early-AM on Tuesday for New York City! My roommate Kim and I will meet up at the airport that afternoon—I’ll lose three hours flying west to east—and get a cab into Manhattan to start another Book Expo America adventure.

I will be moderating the “Technology 201: Ad Networks” panel on Wednesday at the BEA Bloggers Conference, as I mentioned last week:

“(This panel) is intended to offer information and advice to ‘advanced bloggers with more than 3 years’ experience who are looking to expand their ad networks and generate more money and/or awareness from their blog.’ If you’re looking to make your blog earn its keep–-and maybe a little extra–-come by and hear what panelists Jason Chambers of the Litbreaker ad networkHenry Copeland ofBlogads and Swapna Krishna of S. Krishna’s Books have to say on the subject.”

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I sent a tentative agenda to the panelists on Friday, and I’m hopeful for an enlightening conversation. I’ve marked several interesting-sounding conference sessions and exhibitors that I’d like to visit on Thursday and Friday during BEA proper, and I’ll leave for home next Saturday. I am not making any promises that I’ll be in this spot next Sunday.

What I’m reading

  • in print / on screen

I’m packing three ARCs and the iPad for the trip. I may not have much time to read other than when I’m in airports or on planes, but those cross-country flights are long. If I’m not too sleepy, I can get a lot of reading in!

  • on audio

I finished Call the Midwife at the end of last week, and since I won’t be commuting this week (airplanes don’t count), I may be officially between audiobooks right now.

What I’m watching

The “mid-season finale”/last episode of 2014/seventh show of Season 7/“it’s halfway to OVER” episode of Mad Men airs tonight. I’m not ready to talk about it.

What I’m writing

Today and tomorrow, I’ll be drafting up a few posts for Armchair BEA. I’m not sure how closely I’ll follow the official agenda, but I’m also not sure how much time I’ll have for “live” blogging this week, so I’m trying to work ahead.

What Else is New?

#OneWord 2014 Present

I’ve been thinking about my OneWord for 2014 lately, as my year-end frenzy has been winding down at work. I’ve been feeling far from “Present” in the blogging world for the last couple of months. However, I do believe I’ve offset that with being “Present” in my working life, and not-entirely-absent (if not as fully present as I’d like) in my family life and reading life…and those are the places where I’ve needed to be “Present.” That said, I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to be more “Present” in my online life again before too long. Fingers crossed, folks!

Gratuitous Photo of the Week

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My new cards from Moo.com–ask for one if you see me at BEA!

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