The Sunday Salon: I Am Not Going to BEA, but That’s Okay

Sunday Salon

Book Expo America seems like a fun event to attend, and so many of you are in New York right now for the big event, but once again I find myself unable to go. Money, time and the fact that The Boy is leaving for his DC trip this Thursday. Those are the main reasons and the others have to do with my hatred of crowds and pushy people. However, it would be so nice to finally meet those who I have been conversing with for well over two years now and in some cases, four! Someday.

This weekend has been uneventful. I’ve spent much of it picking up last minute items for The Boy’s trip. Five days in DC…sigh. I am going to be a nervous wreck. He’s not one to check-in with me regularly but I’ve voiced my concern over that so hopefully he will try harder. Sometimes, those Smart phones are just useless in that they die way to soon. Before the end of the day, with constant use (picture taking and the like) they end up dying. They need to come out with better batteries for those things.

Today, I am just running more errands and doing laundry. So exciting! I just finished The Age of Miracles. Hmmm. I have to think about that one more before writing the review. I also finished Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. Not sure what I plan to read next but there are about eight galleys on my Kindle that I need to get to.

Dinner is leftovers because I don’t feel like cooking a thing! What are you up to?

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24 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon: I Am Not Going to BEA, but That’s Okay”

  1. I hope he has a great time in DC. Like you circumstances are not permitting me to attend BEA again this year, but I’m OK with that. I need to be here for my little Wiggles…and she got to see her great grandparents, so the money spent there this past month was well worth it. They won’t be with us forever.

    1. Someone mentioned that next year, BEA will change venues so hopefully, it will be closer to me. I’d like to go at least once.

  2. I was able to go to BEA two years ago but I’m still uber jealous of those that are going this year, LOL. Although I will admit that it’s sooo much money that I’m okay with not spending it too, hehe..

  3. I know what you mean about going to BEA…I am so close to NYC but I don’t yet have the urge to go…I probably should just go for one day…to see what I am missing!

  4. BEA is expensive and is always such horrible timing, right at the end of the school year. I figure I will go maybe once my son goes off to college and I am no longer needed at the end of May/beginning of June. I have to admit, it doesn’t sound like fun waiting in long lines, but it would be so great to meet all of the bloggers I have come to know online. I will pray for your sanity while the Boy is gone. I would be a mess as well.

  5. I’ll never make it to Book Expo and BEA either since these weeks are the busiest at work as school comes to a close, we collect all the textbooks, and clear seniors for graduation

  6. I wish I could go to BEA but am not a blogger, oh well. Hope to meet you someday anyway!

    As for the boy, I have found that my kids, even now that they are grown respond much more readily to texts. i’ll bet he might be more likely to respond and keep in touch that way. Of course, he would have to have an undead phone.

    Am reading Jeanne Rays new book Calling Invisible Women. It is about how women are taken for granted.

  7. I have never been to BEA – someday, maybe! And I also am not cooking supper. I have had a productive day of cleaning and I think it is time to spend reading and relaxing.

  8. I am not going to BEA this year either. I also have an aversion to crowds; hate mobs. But someday I would like to go. And I feel it better be sooner rather than later:) But will be fun to check in with armchair BEA this week.

  9. Rain and President Obama in NYC today! NO way I’m going in for BBC. Tunnels will be closed, it will take 4 hours to go 16 miles. I am hoping to go tomorrow though, when the expo officiallly opens. I will try to grab a copy of the book for you. 🙂

    I can’t believe the boy is going to DC. This will be an amazing trip for him.

    Have a great day!

    ps: down another pound…. I see this as good news though since it’s slowing! 🙂 HA – thought you might enjoy this update.

    1. Thanks for keeping on eye out for The Twelve. I so appreciate it! It’s good that you have a sense of humor about it all, but I still worry about your weight loss. However, you are like one of the healthiest people I know so maybe your body just doesn’t need it.

  10. Cheers to not going to BEA! I went two years ago (when I was a 3 hour bus ride away it was a lot more feasible) and only had an okay time. I don’t feel the urge to go again anytime soon, but I do wish there were other gatherings to meet the book bloggers I like!

    I’ll be curious to hear your thoughts on The Age of Miracles. I’m hoping to read that one this month!

  11. Wish your son can have a grand tour in DC. Motherhood comes first, yes, I totally agree. Looking forward to your summer reading reviews. 😉

  12. I can honestly say that I would be a wreck with my kid flying across the US too!! I hope that he takes your words to heart and checks in with you a few times a day! WE both seemed to be doing laundry..what’s up with that?? LOL! 😀

  13. Right about now you are rechecking bags to make sure The Boy has everything he needs, double checking your list, reminding him again of all of the things he should and should not do. Wishing him loads of fun in D.C. and you five days as stress-free as possible. How did our moms ever let us go away from them before there was the option of cell phones?!

    1. You outlined what I want to do, but you didn’t factor in a 3 hr rehearsal, a 6 mile run (cross country), and a 2 hr basketball camp. I have the list, but nothing is packed and right when I need to see him off tomorrow night, I am expected to be a a mandatory parent meeting for basketball. I am wiggin’ out!

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