Preparing for New York…

Tomorrow Kip and I head to Sacramento, and then on Saturday we board our flight to New York City and the BEA and Book Blogger Convention.

Preparing for this trip has been crazy! Not only did it involve detailed planning to schedule things, but it also included a couple of shopping trips…and then decisions about clothing, things to bring, and of course which books would go with me.

I’ve been pretty selective about my book choices because, let’s face it, I may not have any time to actually read…and I also want to leave room in my luggage for the books with which I will undoubtedly come home. BUT, I will have a six hour plane flight in each direction to spend time reading.

So here is the reading material that is going to NYC with me:

The Penelopiad, by Margaret Atwood
Tinkers, by Paul Harding
The Secret Lives of People in Love, by Simon Van Booy
There is No Me Without You, by Melissa Fay Greene

I am also bringing along my current read (In the Wake of the Boatman) which I hope to finish before my flight leaves San Francisco. At any rate, whether it be on the west coast or the east…I am planning on Bookcrossing this one. I may also tuck in one or two more books to set free in NYC – I’ll let you know if I do that!

I did not take a photo of the luggage…it is too scary, although half of it is empty right now…I plan on coming home with full bags!

See you on the East Coast!

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    • Molly on May 21, 2010 at 04:05

    OH — have a wonderful, wonderful time! Take LOTS of pictures! And I look forward to reading your posts when you return.

    • Aths on May 21, 2010 at 04:47

    Have fun!! Looking forward to your updates!

  1. You won’t have any time to read in NY. Last year the only reading I got done was on the plane there and back. I’m not sure what airline you’ll be on, but the one I’m flying on charges for each back and charges a lot of your bag is overweight, so last year, it was cheaper for me to ship the books home.

    • atla on May 21, 2010 at 06:54

    Have a good time! I’m interested in hearing how you like The Penelopiad (if you get around to it). It’s an Atwood I’ve not read, but the premise is intruiging.

  2. You’ve already departed, but I just wanted to pop in and say HAVE FUN!!! 🙂

    • Wendy on May 31, 2010 at 07:44

    Molly: I followed your advice and took almost 200 photos!!!

    Aths: Hope you enjoyed the updates 🙂

    Kathy: Well…you were right – no reading ALL WEEK!! *laughs* But I did get some good reading in on the plane. So glad we got to finally meet in person! I also shipped a box of books home but went to the PO and used media mail so it was fairly cheap ($20)

    Atla: I still haven’t gotten to the Penelopiad…soon, I hope!

    Les: Thanks!!!!

    • Serena on June 3, 2010 at 06:37

    did you finish the boatman? Was it good?

    • Wendy on June 6, 2010 at 08:13

    Serena: I did finish it…it wasn’t “great” but I appreciated it. Here is my review.

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