Finding Sadie and bringing her home was fantastic. The stress of those few days took their toll. By Wednesday evening I knew I was getting a cold...or something. I never get a simple cold anymore because of asthma and pulmonary hypertension so now it seems I have bronchitis. Ugh! But when I've been sitting in bed reading or watching tv the last couple of days, very often Sadie's sleeping on my lap!
I didn't make specific plans to attend BEA because of medical stuff which it seems now was fortuitous. I have a few doctor appointments this week and thought, if I felt up to it, I'd stop by the Javits Center. Truth be told, I still feel like a bit of a newbie in the blogging community, though I'm really not. I feel like I'm still learning how to navigate, still getting to know other book bloggers...I guess I take things slowly! The size of BEA intimidates me, too, as much as the thought of attending such a large Book Event excites me! Some of it has to do with attending in a wheelchair with my portable oxygen along for the ride. But if I was feeling up to it, those "accessories" wouldn't stop me from such an amazing Book Event. The Housing Works Bookstore & Cafe in downtown NYC is hosting an event Wednesday evening at which Goodreads Book Club is hosting Jennifer Egan reading from A Visit from the Goon Squad as well as the punk band Care Bears on Fire (I'm not familiar with them but I like hearing unfamiliar music). I'd like to attend but I'll have to see how I feel as well as what the ticket situation is...the event is currently sold out but tickets may be sold at the door?!
My reading has been rather slow this week. It as hard to focus, of course, when I was worried about Sadie but I started Dreams of Joy by Lisa See and it was a good distraction during those days. I also started reading Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allende which is a sequel of sorts to Daughter of Fortune. It's great to find out what's happened to some of the characters I loved in that book. My reading pace has slowed considerably sine I got sick because I tend to fall asleep after just a few pages! I seem to sleep just for a short time, though, and when I wake I continue reading a few more pages then I drift off to sleep for a bit....and so on! It's an interesting process. lolol I have some reviews to work on including The History of Love and Under the Mercy Trees which won't be easy since my mind is kind of foggy and my head heavy. I'll just have to see how it goes! I signed up to participate in Armchair BEA at the last minute. I'm disappointed that I missed the cut off for interviews with other bloggers but I'm looking forward to the blog posts and events of the next few days.
If you're going to BEA in NYC have a wonderful time!
Enjoy your weekend, everyone & I hope you have a good book to read!