Good morning all! Happy Monday and all that. I think I have made a full recovery from BEA over the weekend. I did close to nothing yesterday… a little laundry, a little organizing, and dinner – that’s it. I meant to mow the lawn… I never got there.
SO this past Friday evening, Candace (Beth Fish Reads) and Florinda (3 R’s Blog), and I, were having dinner together in Chicago as it was our final evening of the expo. Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) was having dinner with her cousin who lives in the area. Florinda mentioned how sad it would be to go home and on Monday morning not be able to have breakfast with all of us like we had been doing the past few days.
This morning…. a series of planned texts went out to Florinda so we could make that happen.
Representing Wisconsin, California, Minnesota and Pennsylvania. Breakfast around the world!
In other super news…. I have not unpacked the car from books yet. LOL….I know, I know… today is the day. However – I did open the back of the CRV today and pulled out the first book I touched so I could talk about a BEA book… expect LOTS of this coming up 😉 :
The Ringmaster’s Wife:
Setting: Turn of the Century Chicago World Fair (score!) and also the Roaring 20’s! (Double score!)
Compact Synopsis: Turn of the century, a young girl named Mable steps away from all she knows at her family farm and is swept into the World Fair where a chance encounter with none other than John Ringling, changes her destiny forever.
Fast forward 25 years later and the 20’s are in a literal full swing, Rosamund Easling boards a ship to America and crosses paths with none other than the now famous, Mable Ringling. The encounter causes Rosamund to toss away all other plans and stay on with the Ringling Circus as a trick rider.
That’s it for now… as promised, a post will come up today about the first day of the Book Expo.