The ALA Exhibits Hall was interesting. Yes, there are lots of books. Lots and lots of books. The publishers give away absolute oodles of ARCs to attendees. (The feeding frenzy when the opening bell rings on Friday evening can be…intense.) But there weren’t a whole lot of things that tempted me this time around. Or perhaps I should say, that tempted me but that I didn’t already have an eARC for. The titles I wanted to see are now the really far out ones (possibly in more ways than one) like John Scalzi’s Head On, which isn’t due out until April 2018. That one will probably be at ALA Midwinter, next February in OMG Denver.
Don’t get me wrong, I like Denver. But I do not like Denver in the middle of winter. And then I have New Orleans in June to look forward to. Why, oh why, aren’t those reversed?
Beren and Lúthien by J.R.R. Tolkien
A Daring Arrangement (Four Hundred #1) by Joanna Shupe
The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen
Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini
I, Eliza Hamilton by Susan Holloway Scott
Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva
The Salt Line by Holly Goddard Jones