OK, am I the only one who feels like they've been sleepwalking this week? I've chalked it up to The Boyfriend being out of town (he's back tonight!), but dang, I just can't seem to clear my head.
This has been a full, rich week and it's culminating on Saturday with Ye Big Author Event I posted about some time back. I'll be wearing a couple of hats that day 1) getting authors signed-in and 2) moderator of the romance fiction panel. Yeah, I'll be that girl. Books have been read, discussion questions have been formulated and I wrote up my introductions yesterday. At this point I'm as ready as I'm ever going to be.
My Detroit Tigers just got swept by the lowly Kansas City Royals. Ah, that's the team I know and love! I knew there was a reason I buried my head in the sand when the various analysts started talking about how "dominate and fearsome" my team was going to be this year. Ha! Sometimes it pays to be a natural born skeptic. Also, I'm feeling slightly vindicated because I told The Boyfriend the other day that "I wouldn't be surprised if KC doesn't finish in the basement of the AL Central this year," and he thought I'd fallen on my head.
There's cover art on Amazon for Chelsea Cain's Sweetheart due out this September. Ummmm, gotta say I haven't been real wild about the cover art they've been giving her. That's a thumb print by the way. I'm sure it will make sense once I read the story (the cover art for Heartsick did), but I'm not sure this will grab the attention of browsers. Who knows? I've been wrong before and I could be wrong again.
In other book news, I took the opportunity last night to dig through my TBR and unearth all the 2008 RITA-nominated books I had lying about. The plan (Ha!) is to get them read prior to RWA this July. Of course, the plan was also to read more "old" TBR books this year, and so far that's been a bust. I also need to plow through some more of my HSR backlog for a project I'm working on, and I'm still working on Private Arrangements by Sherry Thomas. Speaking of, it's shaping up to be a mother of a review to write because I'm having a totally mixed experience thus far. I feel a bit like a yo-yo. I just passed the 100 page mark though, so lots of time left to finalize and vocalize my thoughts. And yeah, I know I have to read faster. I just need to get my butt motivated, which has been tough given that I feel like I've been sleepwalking all week.