April, 2020 - I think I'm going to shut From My Bookshelf down for a while; maybe for good. I've been putting this together for quite a few years now and it's starting to feel a bit more of a chore. I'll keep my Goodreads connected, but with the state of the world right now, I just want to read without worrying about making sure I post something about it. Who knows - when the world starts to make some semblance of sense again, I may start actively posting here again. Until then, as always, happy reading!
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Sunday Salon June 8, 2008 Live from Chicago
Hello everyone! Sorry I missed last week, but I had such a hectic weekend the day just got away from me! I've had a good couple of reading weeks, but this last week itself has been rather slow. I've tried to read The Good Fairies of New York but it just hasnt been able to hold my interest. I've received a couple of ARCs in the mail this last week or so, so I may try tackling one of those instead.
I've kept to my book buying moratorium, with the exception of a Birnbaum's guide to Walt Disney World, as I'm going in September with some friends. I'm in Chicago right now for the Printers Row Book Fair, and I assumed that I would be buying all sorts of books there, but alas, nothing! It's five blocks of used book vendors set up outside and you would not have believed the shear number of people that were there! It was also a rather hot and humid day (somewhere in the upper 80s) and it made for a rather miserable shopping experience. We were longing for our little Antiquarian Book Show back home. I'm glad that I went so that I could say I experienced it, but not something I think I will solely come down for again. Today we'll be heading off to the Shedd Aquarium and will be meeting some friends of mine here for lunch before hopping on the train for home.
Thanks for stopping by and happy reading!