Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Long Weekend, BEA, and Other Randomness

First off, I apologize for the not-so-great picture quality. Cheap-o camera + bad lighting + an amateur at touch ups = grainy picture. But The Girl is cute, so I think that offsets her mother's inability to fix the picture. (It's a camera I received for free and gave to The Girl, but since I don't have my own camera, I had to borrow it.) Anyway, that's the ribbon she received for participating in her school's walk-a-thon. She came in second with 24 laps. Hooray!

I decided to spend the long Memorial Day weekend away from the computer, and before I knew it, Google Reader exploded and several days passed since my last post (no new books = no Mailbox Monday post, but I'm not complaining because I need some time to catch up). Although I'm playing catch up (as usual), I enjoyed the lazy weekend. We played a lot of board games, watched a few movies, played a round of mini golf, had a BBQ for three, and most importantly had a lot of fun.

I even found some time for reading! I finished The Jewel Trader of Pegu by Jeffrey Hantover, and I'll be posting my review on Thursday. Also stay tuned for reviews of Mating Rituals of the North American WASP by Lauren Lipton and Precious by Sandra Novack this week.

On Friday morning, Serena and I will be traveling together to NYC for Book Expo America. I'm very excited and making lists of what I need to pack, what I want to see, who I want to meet, etc. Are any of you going to be there? Who's going to the BEAtweetup? We'd love to meet you! Any veterans have any last-minute advice for us newbies?

If you're still reading after all that rambling, more power to ya! LOL (I'm not one to post more than book reviews or a few personal things here and there. What do I say? Does anyone care?)

One last thing. Some of you already know this, but I caved and joined Twitter. (I'm @annaeccentric) I don't know how often I'll be able to "hang out," but it's been a lot of fun so far. Well, it's off to bed. I could ramble on all night, but I don't want to scare you all away. ;)

21 comments:

Literary Feline said...

A lazy weekend is good now and then! I am glad you had a nice Memorial Day Weekend, Anna. I hope to read and review The Jewel Trader of Pegu in the next couple of months. It sounds like it will be a good book.

I hope you and Serena have a wonderful time at BEA. I won't be able to join in the BEAtweetup. Work and all that. You know how it goes.

Blodeuedd said...

Time for reading, lovely :)
I on the other hand is so behind on my reading.
Must add you on twitter when I remember

Teddy Rose said...

24 laps, a big congrats to her!

I hope you and Serena enjoy the Expo. You will have to tell us all about it! I'm green with envy!

Meghan said...

Great job to The Girl! I hope you and Serena have fun at BEA. A ton of book bloggers are going to be there. I'm not unfortunately, but I hope you all have fun!

Sandy Nawrot said...

Have an awesome time at BEA. I will be jealously waiting for all of your updates! I just read Serena and Dar's review of the Mating Rituals book - sounds like the perfect book for summer!

lilly said...

The Girl definitely looks very cute, photo quality or no photo quality.
I am also very excited to meet you and Serena at the BEA, I will only be there Friday and part of Saturday but that'll be enough to see you.
And now I'm heading over to twitter to find you lol!

bermudaonion said...

Way to go The Girl!! I'll be at BEA and the TweetUP - I'm a newbie too, so I'm very excited and just a tad nervous. I can't wait to meet you and Serena!

Serena said...

Congrats to The Girl...guess that big pledge helped motivate her! LOL Sounds like you got more reading done than I did.

Red lady-Bonnie said...

Congrats to The Girl!!! Have a great time at BEA with Serena, wishing that I was there but can't wait to hear all about it. I'm definitely going to consider going next year!

Dar said...

Congrats to The Girl! Great picture-she's so pretty. Have fun this weekend.

Heather J. said...

congrats to The Girl and I am totally jealous of your upcoming weekend ...

Ti said...

You're right. The Girl is cute and that is all that matters.

You and Serena are going to have such a good time at BEA! I will live vicariously thorugh you since I am not able to go.

avisannschild said...

Congrats to The Girl and have a great time in New York! I so wish I was going to be there too... Ah well, maybe next year!

Janicu said...

Me, I'll be there! *waves arms* Look for half-asian dorky looking woman with a red backpack! I may look overwhelmed/giddy! :D

Nymeth said...

Have fun at BEA, Anna! I wish I could be there too.

Janel said...

Way to go with the walking!

Have fun at BEA. Sounds like you'll have a wonderful time!!

gaby317 said...

I've just signed up for the BEA. It'll be my first time too - hope to meet you there!

I'm coming from NYC, so if you'd like recommendations for food or other such stuff, just shoot me an email!

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

Anna said...

Thanks to everyone who commented. The Girl is flattered that you all think she's cute, and she's quite proud of her 24 laps. She told me to tell you all "thanks!"

Lilly, Bermudaonion, Janicu, Gaby317: I look forward to meeting you! (Gaby--sent you an email!)

I wish the rest of you were able to attend. I'd love to meet you all and hang out.

Jessica Kennedy said...

I'll be there on Saturday! :)

naida said...

very cool about the walk-a-thon!
have fun at the BEA :)
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Anna said...

Jessica: I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you!

Naida: The Girl was very pleased with her walk-a-thon performance. BEA was a great time!