Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday Salon

The Sunday

Bad news, folks.

I can't make the Book Blogger Convention this year. I only found out about it last week, and then I waited too long to make arrangements and couldn't find a room in a hotel I could afford for May 27-May 29. I found this neat little hostel near Central Park for only $36 per night (and it had 100% positive reviews on!) but when I called them to double-check their availability, the guy said no, we don't have anything for those nights. Darn darn darn! I was so looking forward to visiting NYC but it looks like that will have to wait for another day. This is what happens when you have procrastination problems.

The good new is, I just got two books from Open Letter Press! They are The Private Lives of Trees by Chile's Alejandro Zambra and A Thousand Peaceful Cities by Poland's Jerzy Pilch. I just finished Zambra so look for that review tomorrow.

I think it's going to rain today but that's okay. More reading time for me.

And lastly: starting today I'll be listing in my Sunday Salon posts any fun and interesting things I find on the Web each week. I'm not sure what I'll call this feature but here is my first batch. Enjoy!

The Rejection of Anne Frank

Embrace the Horror (Lovecraft parody!)

Latte Art

One Awesome Kid!

Steampunk Home Makeover


Teresa said...

I went back and forth about the convention but ultimately decided not to go for a variety of reasons.

Do you know about the Armchair BEA event? It's a way for bloggers who can't go to BEA or BBC to interact around some of the featured topics. Not quite the same, but perhaps worth checking out (

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear you can't attend BEA. I won't go either, but it must be extra-disappointing if you were still hoping to go.

I like the sound of both books you received, I'll be looking forward to your reviews.

JoAnn said...

How disappointing! Just made a quick trip to NYC to drop off my daughter, but wish I could have stayed for BEA and Book Blogger Con. Maybe next year *sigh*
Enjoy the new books!

E. L. Fay said...

Teresa: Thanks! I'll check that out.

Irisonbooks: At the time of this writing I have just started the Zambra review!

JoAnn: Hopefully we can both make it next year!

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