I woke up at 5:15 am this morning when my hubby got up to go to work. After this many years I usually do not wake up anymore when he leaves but this morning I did, let the dogs out, let the dogs in… and decided that is WAY TOO EARLY to start my day and went back to bed.
Next thing I knew it was 7:45 am.
I never sleep that late.
Maybe my body knows that as of 4:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon… I am on VACATION!!!
For the next 8 days I am a free agent….
well… I have a plan…
I am going to BEA.
Yup. I leave Sunday late afternoon for the cities where I will meet my roommate for the duration of this event, Reagan (Miss Remmers Reviews). Early (EARLY) Monday morning we will board a plane…. destination…. New York where we will hopefully see some of you, lots of authors, events, and oh yeah books.
Originally I had said I was only taking my NOOK. I received this lovely little item from hubby for Christmas and I have barely used it. I wanted it for trips so I would not lug my usual 8+ books (different genres for different moods… you never know….). ANd the NOOK is going…. “Snookie” will be all charged up and ready to go, but one book…. ONE BOOK…
it’s tradition. 😛
So this morning I narrowed it down to 4 books and thought you could help me choose that book that will get the honorary spot in my carry on. Each one is one I have been wanting to read and each one has sat waiting and waiting on me as I flitted to other reads, snubbing my nose at these patiently waiting books.
I read a review for True Murder at Amy Reads last year and thought it sounded amazing. I immediately purchased it and then… found no time for it…. shelved it.
City of Bones was RAVED about by Amy P in my book club. She read… her hubby Chad read it. Her daughter Emily read it. LOVED it and they have read the entire series now. I bought the first book on her recommendation (as you see above that was a LONG time ago)…. set it out to read it… no time… shelved it.
Once Upon A Time There Was You by Elizabeth Berg is a library capture for my personal challenge to read everything Berg has written in 2011.
Stay was a hot item on the blogs a couple of weeks ago…. everyone was reading it… everyone was raving about it…. I grabbed it from my library and now as the time to return it ticks away it sits on a tall pile of other disgruntled library books that all feel their time could have been spent more wisely in the hands of someone who was actually going to read them. *gulp*
So there are the choices. I would love to hear which one you think should earn the coveted spot and trip to New York with me. 😛
(As for my day… wow… you would not believe how long it took me to write this post between…. dogs out, dogs in…. COFFEE making, oh – dogs want out again…. I stare at the sky – it’s going to be nice today, oh I made oatmeal, dogs in, Elmo breathing funny (he is old), I watch Elmo for a while, get ready in case we have to run to the Animal hospital down the road, pick out books to decide on for this post, take picture, edit picture on Picnic, write an email….. LOL)