Book Expo America, Modern Persuasion, and Finding Inspiration

Book Expo America, Modern Persuasion, Finding Inspiration

I talked about this story here and on other blogs, the story behind Modern Persuasion’s inspiration.  Today, I am going to go deeper into the story so you can understand where the idea came from. I have been attending Book Expo American since about 2005.  BEA is a conference dedicated to the publishing industry.  It’sRead more

Weekly Meeting: The Never List

I am trying a new format this week.  Why? Because I am getting bored with things and I want to shake it up.  With that in mind, this week I read The Never List. Challenges: This book was something I grabbed at Book Expo a few years ago.  I have finally finished reading the books fromRead more

Weekly Meeting: The Secret Chord

Part of Which Challenges: The Conference Read Down – got this at Book Expo What You Should Know: This is not David the hero/king.  David is not often beloved. In fact, his flaws are often highlighted. Trigger warning for Tamar’s rape.  It was brutal. There is also an acknowledgement of Bathsheba’s rape There is aRead more

Book Club of 1- Meeting 4: Furiously Happy

Books finished this week: In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto Walden Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things Drinking: Flat pink Moscato because I let it sit in the fridge too long and the bubbles dissipated.  This happens with bubbly things. It’s too late to eat anything.  I have 1 minute until JohnRead more

The BEA and ALA Shelves

The TBR Shelf: BEA Read-Down

For the most of the past 10 summers I have gone to NYC for Book Expo (BEA).  For those who don’t get to hear me talk about it, BEA is the publishing industry’s conference.  Primarily you spent 2.5 days walking in circles on an expo floor grabbing free books.  There are conference sessions, but IRead more