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!