Happy BEAing and Armchair BEAing!
Natalie at Coffee and a Book Chick
So, here's a personal thing about me - lately, I've enjoyed visiting antique stores and other places that sell vintage jewelry and clothes. I've always been a contemporary person as it came to style, etc., but something about the 1970s and before is just calling me. I'm waiting a few more weeks before buying the clothes since I've been working out, but I've been falling all over myself with picking up jewelry and postcards.
Last weekend at Sugarfoot Antiques & Shabby Chic in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, I came across this find! A postcard with the most intriguing picture and then...check out the note on the back! (Click on the photos to get a better close up).
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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