The real problem with going to a conference with 6,000 or so of my nearest and dearest friends is that I inevitably come back with a cold, or something of the flu-ish persuasion. All those people cooped up in an airplane with recycled air does it to me every time. On the plane flying home, I could just feel the crud creeping over me. Yuck.
The fake problem with going to the ALA conference is the temptation to pick up a print ARC of every interesting book in the Exhibit Hall. But then, I have to get them home somehow. Actually, just carrying them around the conference floor has become enough to disabuse me of that notion fairly quickly. Books are HEAVY!
p.s. When I did the Amazon look ups for these books, I discovered that Dead Man’s Reach (actually Deadman’s Reach) is also a brand of coffee.
After Snowden by Ronald Goldfarb
Anatomy of Evil (Barker & Llewelyn #7) by Will Thomas
Blood for Blood (Zytarri #1) by Darcy Abriel
Born with Teeth by Kate Mulgrew
The Curse of Anne Boleyn (French Executioner #2) by C.C. Humphreys
The Dead Assassin (Paranormal Casebooks of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle #2) by Vaughn Entwistle
Dead Man’s Reach (Thieftaker Chronicles #4) by D.B. Jackson
The Fellowship by Philip and Carol Zaleski
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
The Kill List (Jamie Sinclair #1) by Nichole Christoff
Love After All (Hope #4) by Jaci Burton
Speak Now by Kenji Yoshino
Time Salvager by Wesley Chu
Video Game Storytelling by Evan Skolnick
Witches be Burned (Magic & Mayhem #2) by Stacey Kennedy
Borrowed from the Library:
Death of a Policeman (Hamish Macbeth #30) by M.C. Beaton