Yoohoo! Hello! Hello over there!! Can you see me? Hello? It’s me, Judith? You probably won’t recognize me and if you do, you’re all probably a wee bit pissed at me for, ya know, not blogging or reviewing or even maintaining the site really over the last few months. But don’t be. I’m here on my knees ready to grovel.
“Why’d you leave us, Judith?!” That’s the big question. Guys, I am so sorry but this dumb thing called “day-to-day life” just kept getting in the way. At first it was just asking me to make dinner and you know, clean for a bit (and by clean I totally mean put dishes in the dishwasher and nothing else). Then it started eating up my available time with homework assignments, girl scout troop meetings, working 8 hours a day, laundry…and we can’t forget that pesky husband and the never ending, extended houseguests. It got so bad that at one point I actually considered stopping blogging altogether.
The sudden collective gasp you guys just put out is enough to make me think, “whew!” I did the right thing by not dumping the blog.
So here’s the deal. I promise to get you guys some quality reviews over the next few weeks because me, Ellen, and Onni have been reading up a storm. I also promise not to go AWOL again.
Now, this brings me to the awesome photo montage portion of this post.
On May 28 and 29th, Ellen and I took NYC by storm (not a difficult feat considering we both live in NJ) and attended BEA 2014. It was our 3rd time and we had a blast. We spent all of Thursday checking out the various authors and taking in the scene:
People lining up at 7:30 am to enter BEA at 9 am. Dedication!
More line waiting at 7:30 am…
Look closely and you’ll see A.R. Kahler, author of the Immortal Circus, waiting in line too
The lines to get books by famous authors signed
We learned that at least two of the five main cast members of How I Met Your Mother + one member of The Office had written books!
Jason Segal speaking at the Children’s Books Author Breakfast
Neil Patrick Harris in booth signing. He is so skinny!
BJ Novak signing in booth
Some of our idols of childhood:
Garth Nix, author of Sabriel
And we met up with some amazing bloggers and authors from all over:
Author Michelle Mankin, Blogger Kelly Moorhouse, and Author Anne Eliot (+ me on screen)
Author T.Torrest and Blogger Kelly Moorhouse
Blogger Rebecca Peters-Golden
Author Anne Eliot and I Love YA Fiction’s Ellen
And the best part?! We got our hands on some new books:
I Love YA Fiction’s Judith holding an ARC of Anne Eliot’s How I Fall
Look at all the books!
So long story short: we’re back! Reviews are back! Hope you are ready for us!
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