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03 May 2011

The View From My World Today...





Life Updates: Not quite the South Florida I should be seeing, right? Isn't it sad when you're traveling for work so much that in order to remember what city you're in, you have to look at your hotel room phone to see what's written on there?

This is my year so far. Traveling for work is much more frequent than it ever used to be, and if it were not for the book blogging community, printed books, audiobooks, and well, more books (not to mention the excitement of getting home to see what did show up in my mailbox), I'd probably be going crazy!

One good thing? I'm going to be able to head to BEA this year! That's right, and I'm dragging my husband since we have friends in New York and New Jersey. I'll be there for Thursday and Friday (isn't the Book Blogger Conference on Friday?), and then my husband and I are staying through the weekend. Now, that will be fun! There are some bloggers I'm hoping to bump into, and especially some fabulous Young Adult bloggers who have expanded my reading interests considerably. Can't wait to meet everyone!

Confession: I thought I mailed out books to a few giveaway winners...but my husband just called to tell me that three wrapped books that are addressed to other people have been found in the dining room, which is where we threw everything when our renovations in the house started a month ago... *blushes with shame*

Reviews coming soon: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (audiobook and I loved it), Never Let You Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (another audiobook that I loved), and I'm currently reading The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen. She just is this "suck-you-in-and-keeps-you-reading-until-your-vision-blurs" type of storyteller!

So, hopefully I can get back to something a bit more regular soon...?

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18 comments:

  1. I totally agree about Sarah Addison Allen. I race through her books, then I'm sad, because I want more.

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  2. Yay, I can't wait to see you and Jason again!!

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  3. Enjoy BEA-can't wait to read about it.

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  4. I just started The Peach Keeper today and you're right - she has a way of sucking you in and not letting go until the last page has long been over! I get to meet her this Saturday at an author's tea and I cannot wait!
    I also can't wait to hang out with you at BEA!!! Yay!!

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  5. Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is my next audio book - starting tomorrow. The reviews have been so good I'm looking forward to it.

    Lucky you, you get to go to BEA. Work is too busy for me to go anywhere right now. But at least I don't have to travel much anymore.

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  6. I hope you get to relax soon. A lot of traveling can be quite jarring too. Good thing for books and blogs!

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  7. Oh wow! You are so lucky to be going to BEA! I would have loved to go, but it's not in the cards for this year. I will possibly attending SIBA with Sandy, and I hope to see you there!

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  8. I couldn't agree more about Sarah Addison Allen, I blame many a too late nights on her. Happy to hear you get to go to BEA. I'm hoping maybe next year.

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  9. well, i'm glad something is keeping you sane and we get to be a part of that something! :)

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  10. I listened to Never Let Me Go, too,and absolutely loved it. I then watched the movie and loved it too.

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  11. I used to travel a lot in grad school, and after a while it gets totally un-fun! I'm glad you're finding the silver lining in all the work travels! Looking forward to your upcoming reviews...especially the Sarah Addison Allen!

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  12. Glad you're going to BEA-enjoy! Sometimes work travel is such a drag, I used to spend nearly every Friday night on a plane. Looking forward to reading your reviews, especially Henrietta Lacks and Never Let Me Go!

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  13. I've read lots of good reviews of The Peach Keeper -- I'm glad you're enjoying it!

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  14. I'll be going to the Book Blogger Convention too so we'll have to meet in person :)

    Happy trails!

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  15. Big thank you for your great audiobook recommendations! Glad books see you through all that travelling... you must be exhausted...

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