I was lucky to spend a few days at Book Expo America last week. Not only did I get to see the bloggers who I met last year, I was also able to meet up with some new people I only know through my blog. It is so nice to put faces to the names of the many bloggers I’ve follow throughout the years. Plus I got to add some new blogs to my Bloglines and look forward to stopping by each and every one to say “remember me?”
Of course, since it is a book conference I came home with quite a few books. Most notably, I got to meet Allison Win Scotch, author of the new book The One That I Want (and who had guest posted on my blog last year) and Sara Gruen (of Water for Elephants fame) who signed an ARC of her new book Ape House, which will be out in September!
While traveling back and forth on the train from New Jersey each day, I had Dennis Lehane’s novel Shutter Island to keep me company. I plan on on writing a review of the book after I watch the Martin Scorsese adaptation, which comes out on DVD next week, but in the meantime can tell you all that the book is one hell of a thrill ride! I’m curious to see how the film compares to the book and will share my thoughts will all of you soon.