Wednesday, May 25, 2011

All Right. I'll admit it.

I, too, wish I were at BEA.  I also wish that I had the time to join in Armchair BEA, but my brain just isn't there this week.  I've got the end-of-the-school-year-scatterbrain.  Maybe next year I'll be able to go (to either NYC itself, or if all else fails, my comfy armchair). Or maybe I'll have to keep saying "Maybe next year" until I'm no longer plagued with end-of-the-school-year syndrome (one of those things that seems as if there is no end in sight).

Speaking of fabulous new books and bookish events, I have 2 exciting bits of news about the Indie Lit Awards!
  1. You no longer have to be a book blogger to nominate a book once nominations open up!  So let all of your book-loving acquaintances know that 2011 their opinion matters.  Also, nominations will be private this year, so no peer pressure worries.  (and some clarification:  to be part of the running/judging of the awards, you still must be a book blogger...the only thing that has opened up is the nominations.)
  2. If you are a book blogger, you can now put your name on a list to be considered to receive free books from publishers.  Go to the ILA website, select your preferred genre, and look for the linky @ the bottom of the page.
For more detailed posts on the above items, check out Wallace's announcement and Ti's announcement.  If you are in the dark about newly published books, check out this list to get you going!


  1. I am sooo totally jealous of everyone at the BEA!! I want to go!!! If you do go next year, maybe we can go together????? I haven't seen the Armchair BEA. I'll check it out. Can't we blow off the end-of-the-school-year burnout for once?

  2. It sounds like a great excuse to go to NYC, don't you think? I'm pretty sure I could convince my kids to end school early too. ;)

  3. It's a great idea to open the Awards. I've already nominated one.


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