2.6.14

Musing: Return from BEA 2014!

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I'm back!  After a whirlwind trip to BEA, I'm back to the blog (and a whole lot of work, ugh).  It's going to take me a few days to get back into the swing of things.  Plus, this month is going to be mad crazy because my huge 60 page live-or-die paper is due, so don't be surprised if you see a little bit of dead space.  But until I get my land legs back, here are some things you can look forward to, coming to you at Sarcasm & Lemons:  


1.  A short story by Tom Winship called "The Vampire Wedding Planner."  Witty and appropriate for adolescents and up, it's a cute little satire on how to plan your perfect bloodbath.  I mean, wedding.  

2.  Reviews of Perfume by Patrick Suskind, Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo, and Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.  Which rocked hard.  

3. A looking back post for Throne of Glass (which I'm re-reading now) and Crown of Midnight (which I'll be re-reading soon), by Sarah J. Maas.  Spoilers: I think I actually like Chaol now.  Except I'm still mad at everyone in CoM for being stupid and secretive and not sensitive to everyone else's feelings.  

4. A few giveaways of BEA extras.  Let's just say I wound up with an extra copy of Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater and an audiobook ARC of Landline by Rainbow Rowell.  And more...mwuahahaha.  

5. A small dissertation on what I learned at BEA, including pics and recaps from the event as well as "overhead at BEA" and tips for next year's event. 

6. Pictures of my BEA haul, because I'm a braggy mcbraggerson and I can't help it.  Plus you get to see what's coming up next on the blog, right?  Right?  

7. Posts, reviews, and events as part of Mental Health month sponsored by Blog of Erised.  This is where you get to take advantage of the fact that I'm getting my PhD in Clinical Psychology and know some stuff.  I'll also be reading and discussing It's Kind of a Funny Story by the late, lovely Ned Vizzini and Goodbye, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick, best known for Silver Linings Playbook. 

8. Joy!  

So, cheers!  I missed you all!

C.J. 

Who has shaken Cary Elwes' hand. 






13 comments:

  1. A short story from Mr. Winship???? GIMME!!!!

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    1. I'm planning for tomorrow! You'll love it. It's wickedly adorable.

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  2. BEA extra? Heir of the throne? heir of the throne?!!!

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    1. God, I wish I could get two copies of Heir of Throne. That one is signed and never leaving my sight.

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    2. oh i could always hope^^ ( and even unsigned i would have been happy) ^^ now a special tote from BEA would be a great giveaway too ( did you get the special Heir of the throne tote bag for you?)

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    3. I did, though I'm keeping that one because I'm too obsessed. But there will be a TON of giveaways coming up. (:

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  3. I am just about finished with CoM and the wait for Heir of Fire is going to kill me.

    Lisa @Just Another Rabid Reader

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    1. She did leave it on a crazy cliffhanger. I'm honestly not sure what I would do without an arc. Probably go comatose until the feel of the pages on my fingertips roused me, like smelling salts.

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  4. Ack! You are so lucky! And like the above two comments: Heir of Fire? That won't be out until September! I guess now I get the chance to live vicariously through your review

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    1. Ha, of all the books I picked up, that's been the most asked-about. I feel like I'm in possession of some sacred artifact. :P

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  5. It was so great to meet you! Too bad we didn't get the chance to spend more time together. I'm always running around like a chicken with its head cut off during BEA. Vampire Wedding Planner sounds hilarious.
    Look forward to more BEA posts! I will have to do mine soon.

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  6. I know! It was so crazy, but it was lovely meeting you in person, especially since it was such a surprise. :P I still have to write mine but I have notes and pictures so that counts? And then gotta get back into the swing of things. Yeep.

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