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. ;)