Holy (hot and humid) hell, it's June. It's June and I'm back to the grind after a whirlwind two weeks of conferences (one for work, then Book Expo the following week). I've got a boat load of day-job work on my plate, and a stack of galleys from BEA calling my name, quite a few July book review deadlines coming up, and several meetings scheduled for this week.
And yet, staring down what feels like a never-ending to-do list, I am incredibly energized. Both conferences--the work one and the book one--have me jazzed about the enthusiasm and passion that so many people in so many industries bring to their work. I'm starting the week with a clean house (and a new sofa that finally makes me feel like I have a grown-up living room!), and I'm going into this Monday with the goal of whole-assing one thing at a time.
In the name of said whole-assing, I'm focusing my reading this week on finishing up the partially finished books that have been lingering for weeks on end: Drums of Autumn on audio (25% through the 44+ hours of narration!), Cloud Atlas (for the readalong that ended over a month ago) and At Hawthorne Time (out in July; reading for a deadline next weekend). I also finished The Star Side of Bird Hill this weekend on the train home from NYC, which I adored.
More extensive posts to come on the BEA show as a whole and the books I'm most excited about. In the meantime, here's a great recap of the Blogger Con panel I did with Amanda from Book Riot (moderating), Emily from Books, the Universe and Everything, and Melody from Melody and Words. I know learned a ton from my fellow panelists and am excited to implement a few new ideas in this space.
Bring it on, June.