Good morning, friendlings. So by that title, you know immediately that I'm OVER appointments right this minute. In order to wrap things up before our travel, I experienced the third circle of hell...appointments. Good Lord. I had them every day this week. Some of them doctors, others to work on my beauty. All of you book lovers would then say "well, at least while you were sitting and waiting, you could read" but that only carries me so far. While I was sitting and waiting, I was actually making my lists. But it's all cool. It had to be done. The compensation was a business dinner last night at a lovely Italian restaurant here in town. Wine, food, and friends made the boo boos go away.
I feel really really good about where I am right now. I have persisted and have managed to get reviews done for all of my finished books right now, which should take me through early July. I got my Monday Movie Memes written. Jen at Devourer of Books sneaked a peek of the topics for Audiobook Week 2011 and I've done a couple of those. I believe I am leaving unencumbered.
Very exciting moment late this week when I received not one but SIX copies of the audiobook "Fallen", Karin Slaughter's latest. AudioGo, I love you. It will be next up in the listening queue, and when I get home, I'm going to have me a killer giveaway!
Another highlight...although Uncle Stevie has officially retired from his writing gig at Entertainment Weekly, he stopped in this week to offer his Summer Reading List. I was thrilled to see that "Buried Prey" was on there, which I just gave five stars. Also included were "The Sentry" by Robert Crais, "The Cypress House" by Michael Koryta, and "Case Histories" by Kate Atkinson (a pre-blogging read for me). There are some other great ones on his list, so you really need to check it out. I was so geeked out, I even had a dream Friday night that Stevie and I hung out and talked about Jack Reacher.
So, speaking of Jack Reacher. As you may or may not know, he is the dude-ish protagonist in the Lee Childs crime series, and I just finished the latest on audio this week, "Worth Dying For". Yeah baby! I then started "Anansi Boys" by Neil Gaiman, something I've had loaded on the iPod for over a year. I'm totally digging the British and Caribbean accents of the narrator. Wow.
As far as print reading, I don't even know why I bother. I'm so scattered, I can't manage to sit for more than five minutes, but I have gotten about halfway through Jo Nesbo's "The Redbreast". This is a really really worthy crime thriller, more literary than most, but I think it will have to be finished on the airplane. We'll see. (I'm slightly mad at the fact that our flight leaves in the evening, and therefore I will be tempted to *gasp* sleep, instead of read. When else do I get undisturbed reading? Sleep is not in the Master Plan people. I've got my e-book light and I'm going for it.)
I hope all of you lucky ducks at BEA this week had fun. I got update e-mails from my stand-in representative, Rhapsody Jill. I think she hugged everyone for me, and gathered all relative gossip and tips and stuff. Now please be sure and get those recaps and photos posted before Wednesday evening!
I hope you all have a wonderful three-day weekend. The rest of ours will be spent packing and organizing; kids will be preparing for their finals. Maybe I can get a few more pages of Nesbo in. This Sunday Salon will be back in business on June 26th!