Monday Morning Check-In: Distractions & Planning.

Monday Morning Check-In


Good Monday morning everyone I hope you all had a great weekend.  First off I would like to update that I am no longer sick.  Yes, the plague has lifted and I’m feeling more like myself.  Thanks for all the warm feel better wishes.  Not a lot of reading this weekend.  I don’t think I’ve cracked open a book since last Thursday and this is not good.  I now have nine books for review (not all due this month) and I need to finish up this Kenyon book and start working through some of them.  Many of them I’m actually quite excited over.

So what has been keeping me out of my pages.  I got a new phone.  It was totally needed for my BEA trip to Chicago and our eBay business, but since it was delivered last Thursday I’ve been awful, playing with the new toy when I should be reading.  Bad Amy.  Oh well its newness will eventually wear off and I’ll get back to my reading.  I must say I am in love with it though and really happy with the service I went with (so far).  It was time to join the smart phone era.  Side note I have been practicing  my Instagram usage for the Chicago trip.  I plan to post live updates that week to that account so if you want to follow me there you are most welcome, link here.  Right now you will mainly see pictures of my life on the farm as this is not strictly a bookish account.  But one month from today or two days ago you will start seeing BEA trip pictures from Chicago!!!  Should be fun.

Speaking of one month from today is the Blogger’s Conference and the start of BEA!!!!  I am so excited.  The list of authors holding signings has been posted.  Must say I’m a little disappointed that so far there aren’t that many authors that I’m familiar with, or even read… I’m hoping this changes as more authors are added, but even if it doesn’t I fully expect to have a great time.  It will just be an opportunity to discover new authors and I won’t be restricted by the need to wait in line to see that one author I have to meet.  I can attend more of the sessions and just be free to wander where my mood takes me.  I did received an invitation to check out the Science Fiction Writers of America conference that is going to be held at the Palmer House Hotel that weekend too.  They will be hosting a book signing  one of the nights that is open to the public and I plan to attend.  My dream meet would be Andy Weir, but I’m not going to hold my breath.  I know Justin Cronin is going to be in town as he is scheduled to attend Book Con.  While I like his book I don’t love him enough to buy an extra ticket to Book Con just to meet him.  I’m torn about the whole Book Con thing… I don’t know if it is worth the extra $30 or $40 to attend.  If you’ve been let me know in the comments what you thought.  Thanks.

So I better go I have a list of items that need to be done today along with some exercise that I seriously need to get in the habit of doing again.  Have a great week everyone and if you are planning on attending Bookexpo America in Chicago this year leave a comment and let me know!


2 thoughts on “Monday Morning Check-In: Distractions & Planning.

  1. I did BookCon just to do it and get the whole experience, but I’ll never do it again. It was DEFINITELY for the public, and the lines and crowds for everything were absolutely ridiculous. We only stayed a couple of hours and then decided we were over it.


    1. Thanks for the feedback Krystal! I think I’ll skip it. If it was included in the price of BEA I might chance the crowds, but not for an extra $30. I also saw that a couple of the authors I was interested in that day will be at BEA on Friday. I think too, that after three days of BEA and a week city life I might be ready to head back to the farm.

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