Sunday Salon

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Well, this week I finished If You Follow Me by Malena Watrous which was an excellent debut!! The blog tour review for it will be up on Wednesday. Today I will be trying to finish up both Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah and Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. I suspect I won't finish both though, lol. But those are both what I'm reading for today. Last week I told you about my upcoming work trip. My goal (though this may be ambitious) is to read 3 books (in 3 days, hehe). I have a bunch I can choose from but for right now I have it narrowed down to House Rules and The Unnamed. Not sure what the third will be yet. But that could change at any time, lol. I'm also going to try to put up my review of Little Bee this week (preferably tomorrow). We'll see if that happens!

This week I started a new ning group for Florida bloggers. I'd sort of been wanting to ever since I saw how fun the Utah group looked that is hosted by Natasha at Maw Book Blog. So if you're in Florida and haven't signed up for the group, go ahead and head on over! I'm the only one in the group so far!! LOL.

There's been a lot of talk on Twitter again lately about BEA/BBC. I'm getting excited!! Did you all see who some of the speakers are? Jon Stewart, Condoleeza Rice, Sarah Ferguson, John Grisham... wow! How many of you are still planning on going or still thinking it over? For those of you going, do you know where you're staying? My hubby and I are both planning on going and we plan on staying at the New Yorker hotel right at Penn Station which is where we stayed during our last NYC trip and we really liked it. Hopefully I will be able to book all our travel for good by the end of this month. I also need to request a couple extra days off work since I'm planning on also attending BEA instead of just BBC!


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I wish I could go to those events! I attended BEA in 2008 (in LA), but I'm salivating at the thought of New York!

My Salon:

Stephanie aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

Someday, when my kids are a bit older, I'd love to attend BEA! I hope you're enjoying your books this week. I keep reading great reviews of Before I Fall.

Jeanne C. said...

I would love to attend BEA! I'm only about 40 minutes outside of NYC! I just don't know if I can afford it, though... I should sell one of my children! LOL.

Booksnyc said...

Jon Stewart - yahoo! He went to my alma mater - I am really looking forward to hearing him speak!

Trisha said...

I'm very excited for BEA/BBC. I keep waiting for schedules to be up so I can start obsessively planning the trip!

nomadreader said...

I'm starting If You Follow Me today. My tour date isn't until later in the month, but I'm really looking forward to it!

I'm also looking forward to BEA and Book Blogger Con. I squealed when I read Jon Stewart would be there. I'll look forward to meeting you there!

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

I havent' seen all the speakers yet. How exciting!

I didn't sign up for any extra author events though, I may have to go back and do that.

It's going to be so much fun. I hope to have my blog all revamped and business cards made in time.

I stay at the same place in Midtown that I always stay. It's not really close but it's centrally located for the city as a whole.

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Also, it would be fun to set up drinks or somethign after the Book Blogger Convention. ?!

Enjoy House Rules.

Jenny said...

Laurel -- I love NYC! But I've never been very far west. Maybe one of these days I'll get out to LA. Wonder where BEA will go after NY!

Stephanie -- Thanks, I'm hearing good things about it too!

Jeanne -- LOL. Well, it's much cheaper if you register for BBC b/c then you get into BEA for the cost of that. Before that I wasn't sure if I'd be able to make it.

Bookysync -- how cool!

Trisha -- me too!!! Cannot wait for the schedules.

Nomadreader -- same here! And that book was really good. Enjoy!

Michelle -- do you know if the author event info is up yet? I need to sign up too! And yes, DEFINITELY, for drinks afterward! We'll have to set up something for sure when we get closer. ;)

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