Well, I’m alive! It’s been a while, but BEA is wrapped up and I’m ready to come out of my weekend recovery cave. I’ll share more about the trip (and the books!) later this week, but for now just know it was fantastic. And incredibly draining. I got home in the middle of the day on Saturday and I’m still struggling to get right, so I’m super glad I built in that buffer before Monday.
I didn’t expect to squeeze in much reading and that was accurate, at least for my time in Chicago. Not a single page was turned. But I did manage some reading while traveling. I got through about half of Some Possible Solutions by Helen Phillips on the flight out, but as I was getting ready to head home, I realized I left it in the seat pocket of the plane. Thankfully, I have a digital copy, so I’ll be able to finish it up this week. Choosing a book to read on the trip home was nearly impossible, but I landed on Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi and it was an amazing, amazing choice. I still have a bit left, but I couldn’t pull myself away from it on the flight (even when all I wanted to do was sleep).