I posted some takeaways from Book Expo America 2016 last week, and I have additional impressions and memories I’d like to share with you. I created a Storify “Highlight Reel” but I haven’t been able to flesh it out as I’d like for reasons I’ll get into in a minute. That said, I know you’re probably most interested the books, and after a week on the road from Chicago, BEA 2016’s box of spoils arrived on Friday. Here, let’s have a look!
You probably noticed that it’s a pretty random assembly…and compared to some book hauls, a relatively small one. I’ve mentioned that I went to BEA without much of a book-acquisition plan, and most what I picked up wasn’t planned. For the most part, my nonfiction choices were more deliberate than my fiction ones, and so when I unpacked I was surprised to see that I’d actually sent home more fiction!
I returned from Book Expo America and walked straight into Hell Week. I was incredibly happy these goodies were waiting for me when I got home Friday afternoon–they were just what I needed! (Well, that and a nice glass of wine, but I didn’t get that till Saturday night.)
When I went back to the office last Monday, the two audits I’ve whined about for weeks were still ongoing (although one looks to be winding down, thankfully!) and another project was late and getting later (thanks to the audits). Meanwhile, on the homefront, I was elected to the board of our condo association on Tuesday and am being inundated with new information related to that, which is emphatically not the kind of reading I’d rather be doing right now!
I’m seriously a considering a summer staycation week just to read books. I think I may have some time today to write about a couple of books I’ve finished recently.
What’s up with you this weekend?