Saturday, July 30, 2005

Dirty, Dirty Liar

OK, I know I said I would post a list of the books I got at RWA.

I lied.

I can't do it. I'm sorry.


I got 119 books. No joke - 119.

How many of these did I pay for?


Go on, guess.

13. That's right - 13. All the others I picked up as freebies at the Librarian's Day event or at one of the four publisher signings I attended. I got signed books from various Berkley, Avon, Pocket and Ballantine authors. I'm actually glad I left the conference a day early - as four more publishers were hosting signings today. I only drive a Honda Civic for cripes sake - and it ain't even a hatchback.

Many of the titles I got were duplicates I already had at home - but I'm such an indiscriminate book slut that I grabbed any and all freebies I could get my grubby mitts on. Now all I need to do is find time to sort through them all, weed out my TBR (again) and catalog any leftovers for the library's collection.

I know - cry me a river right? I'm certainly not complaining. I loved getting all these books! But now I have to listen to The Boyfriend. I'm already told him many of them "aren't staying" - and whenever he sees me weed out the TBR it makes him happy.

He's so easy to please.


Jordan Summers said...

I'm surprised the tires didn't explode on your Honda. ;-)

sybil said...

color me green!

Have fun sorting ;) Glad you are back safe and sound.

Jay said...

wow!! I'm with Sybil. Slightly jealous but I know there's no way I could acquire 113 books in one fell swoop. Theres a space crisis as it is.

Teresa said...

Sounds like an awesome haul. Have fun with it!

It was really great meeting you in person.