Happy Sunday everyone! I am so happy to be in the middle of a three day weekend even though the weather does not yet say summer. I am spending the weekend in the city and enjoyed NOT being part of the mass exodus on Friday afternoon. I am taking advantage of my "staycation" by taking a NYC Photo Safari in Central Park tomorrow. I love to take photos but could use some basic guidance on composition and technique - that plus some companionship while taking photos sounds perfect!
Book Expo America takes place next week in NYC with the Book Blogger Conference on Wednesday followed by the convention through Saturday. I also got tickets to one of the author breakfasts - the one taking place on Saturday (least chance for a work emergency to pre-empt it) which includes Helen Fielding (of Bridget Jones fame), John Lewis, Chris Matthews and Diana Gabaldon. I have taken Wednesday through Friday off and am looking forward to taking advantage of some time on the convention room floor - last year I didn't make it there at all. Some work events have started to encroach but I still have time blocked off and I am hanging on to it.
I put together two Pinterest boards for next week - one is BEA Essentials which includes items I have found helpful in prior years at the conference. I also have a board entitled MY NYC which includes places and things to do in the city. I will continue to add to both over the week so check back - also let me know your essentials and favorite places in the city and I can add them.
I realized one of the last times I was at BEA, that it can be hard to recognize people when you only know them by their blog headers and avatars, so I am including a picture of myself here - I look forward to meeting you at BEA!
This week I posted two reviews - The Love Wars by L.Alison Heller and The Paradise Guest House by Ellen Sussman.
Right now I am reading Commencement by J.Courtney Sullivan which is perfectly suited to this season of graduations and is making me nostalgic for my own college days.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!