No football metaphors this weekend. Not that you could tell that from the Seattle news–they’re still talking about the Seahawks dream season. It’s right up there with Boeing’s nightmare week.
Guess where Boeing’s headquarters are?
Let’s just say that the Seahawks were way more fun to watch than what’s going on with the 737 Dreamliner right now.
Although speaking of mad scrambles, there’s going to be a totally different kind of mad scramble going on in Seattle next week. The Librarians are Coming! The American Library Association Midwinter Conference will be here in Seattle next weekend, January 25-28.
Between 5,000 and 10,000 librarians, vendors, exhibitors and associated hangers-on will descend upon Convention Center and the environs. It’s agonizing on the feet. It’s a terrific learning and networking experience. And did I mention it’s in 5 days?!?!?!
Meanwhile, the Happy Endings Blog Hop started yesterday, it runs until January 26, right in the middle of my ALA adventure. You still have plenty of time to enter for your chance at a $10 Amazon Gift Card and lots of other fabulous bookish prizes. Think of me as I’m destroying my poor feet in the exhibit hall. (There are lots of lovely ARCs, but you have to walk miles of carpet over concrete to get them)
Enough about next week for the moment. What about last week?
B+ Review: Heels and Heroes by Tiffany Allee + Giveaway!
B Review: Sonata by Blair McDowell
Guest Post from Blair McDowell On Character Studies + Giveaway!
B- Review: Double Time by Olivia Cunning
B+ Review: King of Darkness by Elisabeth Staab
A Review: The Killings at Badger’s Drift by Caroline Graham
Happy Endings Blog Hop
And we’re off to another exciting week at Reading Reality!
Three author visits this week! On Tuesday, Lacy Danes will be here for an interview, talking about the first book in her new paranormal/fantasy romance series. The book is Waterfall, and the series is Dragon’s Fate. So yes, we have dragons, and even better, they’re living in an alternate Regency. The first book was a terrific introduction. I’ll be reviewing Waterfall as part of Lacy’s tour.
Wednesday it will be my pleasure to host Stacy Gail as part of her tour for Nobody’s Angel, the first book in her Earth’s Angels series. Stacy’s going to have a guest post, and I have a review of the book. This Angel may not exactly be angelic, but that just makes him a lot more delicious.
And on Thursday, Stacey Kennedy is going to be at Reading Reality to introduce the first book in her new series (yes, this looks like first books week!) The Cat’s Meow is the first book in Stacey’s new Witch’s Brew series. I’d have reviewed anything with a “cat” title, but this witchy book has all of Stacey’s trademark humor mixed with romance.
Looking ahead to the last of January (that’s after ALA madness), on January 31 we’ll announce the winners of the SFR Galaxy Awards! Woohoo! What are the SFR Galaxy Awards? They are annual awards (this is the first year) for science fiction romance. Yours truly is one of the judges. We want to recognize some of the terrific work in SFR and raise awareness of this fantastic genre.
Love and spaceships. We think they go together like chocolate and ice cream!
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I will be reviewing Nobody’s Angel soon..i love Stacey she is a sweetie! ALA sounds like a blast! I hope you have a delightful week Marlene! The Sunday Post
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Stacey is a sweetie! And her How the Glitch Saved Christmas was my absolute favorite holiday story this year, so I was SO happy to get the chance to host her.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Your advice about prepping the blog the week ahead (I’m still only a week ahead) has been golden!
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You have such a wonderful week ahead of you. I am truly jealous. Are you going to BEA13 too? I can do BEA because I am one state away. One of these days I will make it to Chicago or NOLA for one of the awesome book events going on there.
I am going to read your Double Time review. I have the book and started it. I like it so far. There are more in the series I heard.
Have a great week, stay rested, wear good comfy shoes! I swear I didnt listen to that advice and my poor tootsies were SWOLLEN so bad I could barely walk off the train once I got home! But it was worth it!
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One of my dreams is to go to BEA. I love ALA but the agony of the feet is awesome!
Double Time wasn’t bad, but the best of the series so far is still Backstage Pass for me. I’ll be reviewing Hot Ticket at Book Lovers Inc this week, so check it out and see.
I stopped by your Sunday Post. I can’t wait to see what you think of Cinder and Scarlet!
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Hello hot cover. Heels and Heroes. Sounds like my cup of tea. I hope you enjoy your haul. And my team is playing tonight Ravens!!! AHH! The underdogs but I always root for the underdogs.
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