I honestly remember very little of the last week. Traumatizing heat, horrific crowds, running around like a madman... but that makes it sound bad. Book Expo wasn't bad, it was fun and productive. But it was still hard.
Like running a marathon in heels.
Then visiting a filthy sauna. Still in heels.
As always, I am excited when it's coming, and thrilled when it's over.
Now I am going to spend a week relaxing in my borrowed apartment on a gorgeous treelined street in Brooklyn. Oh, there will be meeting-of-editors, but more over drinks or just out for coffee than anything boring and official. And there will be reading. Lots of reading. And staring out the window at the garden.
I AM SO HAPPY.
Now as to the loot I got... well, to be honest, I am not a picker-up of books. I try NOT to get books whenever possible, actually, because I have enough to read and most every galley comes to my office anyway. But there was one item I simply could not resist bringing home:
REVOLUTION later in the week. But first, my unwind-comfort reading, purchased at the wonderful Greenlight Book Store in my newly adopted neighborhood:
I am sure I will blog more soon, since I finally have time... but if I don't, or either way, have a great long weekend, everybody! :-)