Hello friends! It’s been so long since I wrote one of these posts. I hope you’ve been reading amazing books.
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BOOK EXPO AMERICA 2015 AND BOOK BLOGGERS CONFERENCE
BEA has always been on my bucket list and when Laura asked me if I wanted to go to the conference with her, how could I say no? We’re heading to New York in a few days and words cannot describe the combination of excitement and nervousness I’m feeling.
It’s all about Jonathan Franzen for Laura, but most of my must-sees are authors for children, such as Rosemary Wells, Jan Brett, Marc Brown, Shannon Hale and Kenneth Oppel.
I’m also looking forward to the Book Bloggers Conference to see what kind of new or interesting ideas they have for all of us, but most importantly I can’t wait to meet and network with other bloggers!
Look for my tweets between Wednesday and Friday @ebookclassics.
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BOOK TO MOVIE CHALLENGE
The Book to Movie Challenge check-in post will be up following my trip to New York. I watched a lot of adaptations since the last check-in, including Persuasion (2007), The Fault in Our Stars (2014), Warm Bodies (2013) and Silver Linings Playbook (2013).
If you haven’t seen it, check out the new submission form for mini-reviews of book adaptations. ANYONE can submit a mini-review and I will post it as part of the Book to Movie Challenge check-in.
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BOOKS ON THE GO
Is there a word for when you’re reading and the books are good, but not good enough? I feel that way about the books I’m reading right now. There’s a lack of excitement and connection that’s making me feel a little blah about them.
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell – I love Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler. No problems with this book, but it’s long and I’m reading it at an easy pace.
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – An interesting story, but it’s really slow-going right now. I can’t quite get into the story.
How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines by Thomas C. Foster – So close to finishing the audio book and I have one day before the title expires! It will be a race to the finish line today.
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley – I can’t connect with this book at all and struggle to get through every chapter. I told my friend yesterday and she said, “Life’s too short to read books you don’t enjoy!” But I’m half-way through … should I give up or soldier on?
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith – The book is okay right now. The contrast between this sexually confused teenage narrator and the narrator from When Everything Feels Like the Movies is so striking.
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Should I give up on The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie? Are you going to BEA? Let me know and let’s connect! Happy reading!