We came back from the ALA Midwinter Conference in chilly, windy Boston late Wednesday night. And we’re still a bit tired and frazzled. I love conferences, but they are exhausting. And I was not looking forward to the cold winter weather in Boston. Next year, the winter conference will be here in Atlanta, so it won’t be such a slog to get there, and the weather obviously won’t be any worse than I would have had to put up with anyway.
Oh, and the communal coat racks ate Galen’s coat at an event Sunday night, just as the weather turned really cold. Murphy definitely was an optimist!
But part of my business at the conference was to be on the ALA Notable Books Council and select what we thought were the 26 best books of 2015. That’s 12 Fiction, 12 Nonfiction and 2 Poetry, just in case you’re wondering where that number comes from. For the curious, the list of this year’s selections is here.
We were gone almost a week. LaZorra has turned herself into “cat glue”, pasting herself to my husband’s side at every conceivable opportunity. It’s adorable. And just ever so slightly intrusive. Wait, I think I just said she’s a cat.
And now back to our regularly scheduled blogging:
B Review: Thrill-Kinky by Teresa Noelle Roberts
B+ Review: Bad Kitty by Teresa Noelle Roberts
A Review: The Rising by Ian Tregillis
B- Review: On a Barbarian World by Anna Hackett
A Review: Unbound by Jim C. Hines
Dreaming of Books Giveaway Hop
Coming Next Week:
The Lady’s Command by Stephanie Laurens (blog tour review)
Give Us the Ballot by Ari Berman (review)
Moonlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson (blog tour review)
The Rogue Retrieval by Dan Koboldt (review)
Redemption by Kate Douglas (review)