Knowing that Book Expo America (BEA) is fast-approching, I took the weekend off from reading for work and cleaned closets, bought plants and went to the pool. But I had finished the published book I was reading on Thursday and momentarily panicked. I didn't know what I was going to read.
Since I read 200 manuscripts a year, I only get to read 12 published books a year. I horde them and usually know what I'm reading months in advance, because I only allow myself to read on the subway back and forth to lunches, on vacations and waiting in doctor's offices if I've already read the current issue of the New Yorker on the office table.
To my amazement, I had riped through YOU SUCK by Christopher Moore (I loved BLOOD SUCKING FIENDS). And then I remembered I had the new Stephen King sitting unread on a book shelf and I was very happy. Summer just doesn't get more perfect than being kicked off by a new King to read.
The next few posts will be BEA-related, but since I am working Wednesday through Saturday into the night (parties), I have no idea what time of day I'll be posting.