We did get home from the cruise last Saturday night around midnight. We spent 12 hours in the Fort Lauderdale airport on Saturday, so by the time we got home my brain was completely fried, our house was freezing as there had been a cold snap that day, and the cats were clinging to us like little kitty glue pots. Very suspicious glue pots, but extremely clingy. Here’s a picture of George’s VERY serious and suspicious face, which is pretty much the way he looked at us ALL WEEK!
The cruise was wonderful. Not just because the weather was gorgeous the entire time, but because it was just such a good time. The author guests I was following from panel to reading to discussion – hopefully not in a stalkerish way at all – were John Scalzi, Ryka Aoki and Ursula Vernon AKA T. Kingfisher. So of course I read at least one book by each of them on the trip! Along with several other books, because relaxing. And then the all-day airport extravaganza.
But a good time was absolutely had by all! We’ll probably do it again sometime, although not next year. We’ll probably be saving our pennies for the 2024 WorldCon which has an excellent chance of being in Glasgow, Scotland as they are the only bid at this point in the process. This year is Chicago, and we’re planning to go. Next year is in Chengdu, China so we’ll probably to go the NASFiC whether that turns out to be Orlando or Winnipeg – although talk about a contrast!
I have to say that it feels good to be talking about traveling again. We are both fully vaccinated and boosted, and everyone on the cruise wore masks unless we were outdoors, eating or in our cabins. So it felt very safe and made us both feel better about traveling again. I don’t think either of us realized quite how much we needed the break!
Speaking of plans, if you haven’t already entered the Let’s Get Lucky Giveaway Hop today is your absolute last chance! The hop ends tonight at midnight!
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B Review: Engines of Empire by R.S. Ford
B+ Review: The Summer Getaway by Susan Mallery
Chasing Rainbows Giveaway Hop
A- Review: The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi
B Review: Cold Clay by Juneau Black
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Comeuppance Served Cold by Marion Deeds (review)
Gouda Friends by Cathy Yardley (blog tour review)
Savvy Sheldon Feels Good as Hell by Taj McCoy (blog tour review)
The Lying Club by Annie Ward (blog tour review)
Ogres by Adrian Tchaikovsky (review)