Tuesday, June 4, 2013

What's Better Than Being A Kid in A Candy Store?

 Being a Power Reader at Bookexpo America.

Power Reader Day did take place the day after my last official day of work and it did mean that I needed to be at the Javits Center before 8:00 a.m. for the author breakfast I had signed up for sometime in the winter. It was definitely worth the tiredness I'm feeling today.

I'm not sure there are many more fun times than a day devoted to books and more books and people who like to read and talk about books. Power Reader Day was instituted last year at Bookexpo. The rest of the event is devoted to Publishers and Book Sellers, but on Power Reader Day the focus is on readers. 

I enjoyed the breakfast a lot. Chris Matthews, who I got to chat with while waiting for an autograph, moderated the program and Cong. John Lewis, Helen Fields -- yes, there's a new Bridget Jones book coming out -- and Diana Gabaldon (I'm an Outlander fan) were speakers. 

It's fuzzy, but I delighted that Chris Matthews spent time after the breakfast chatting and signing books.

I enjoyed walking through the exhibitions and found the sessions very interesting. I got to hear -- and chat with -- Cong. John Lewis again and Jason Mott. Jason's first book, "The Returned" will be published at the end of August. It will also be a television series on ABC next year called "Resurrection." I was very lucky to receive an advanced reader copy and I'm enjoying it a lot.  

Jason Mott and Cong. John Lewis

I've already noted Bookexpo America for my schedule for 2014 and I'm excited already!

My whirlwind of activity has taken a toll, and I'm tired and have a sore throat. I'm taking it easy today and pushing all the errands and things I hoped to get done to the next week. It's a relaxing day for Buttercup. I appreciate all of the nice comments I received on yesterday's post and will happily take the good advice offered.

Wishes for a Relaxing Tuesday!

14 comments:

Sr. Ann Marie said...

Carol, thanks for your comment on my blog. I want to tell Sr. Vicky that she has someone in New York praying for her and the sisters she lives & works with and for the wonderful Haitian people they serve. Many blessings!

Jacquelineand.... said...

This sounds like a wonderful experience and I'm so glad you got to enjoy it!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That would be a treat! Books are better than candy in my opinion. Sorry you are not feeling too well. I'm hoping that a little rest will have you better soon.

Nellie said...

What a treat it would be to go to this event! How lucky you are! Sounds like it is time for some extra rest!

Life and Breath and Everything Else said...

I hope you feel better soon!

Denise D Hammond, CGFM-Retired said...

Sounds like fun. I am still on page 208 of the last Outlander book. One of these days I'll try to finish. Right now I have four books here which are competing with the beautiful weather for gardening.

Susie said...

Buttercup, Your book expo sounds like such fun. I have wished to meet many authors....the one I wanted to meet the most was Frank McCourt...he's passed on now. His books just made me want to read more and more about his life. Please take care of yourself. xoxo,Susie

Melinda said...

Oh, I would be in heaven. Books, books, books. What could be better!

Glad you had fun.

Drink lots of water and get your rest.

:)

TARYTERRE said...

LOVE books. You're so lucky to be able to go to this marvelous book expo. glad you had a great time.

Ms Sparrow said...

It sounds like you're enjoying your retirement.

martinealison said...

Un lieu certainement magique...
Gros bisous

Lynda said...

Bookexpo sounds like something I would love to do. Thanks for sharing the experience.
And the beauty of retirement is you don't have to push through a day of work and maybe get sicker - - but can set your schedule to rest and hopefully get rid of the illness on your own! Pamper yourself cuz it doesn't usually work to wait for someone else to do it! - - Even if you're surrounded by family.

Cathyjo said...

Glad you got to enjoy yourself.Just take good care of your self.(Hugs)

Theresa said...

Sounds like you are having loads of fun:) Have a fun filled day! HUGS!