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Goodbye, NOLA; Hello, Home

ALA by the numbers:

67 books gotten

67 books I’m desperate to read

6 Bandaids on my feet

7 beignets eaten

1 hurricane, 2 Bloody Marys, 2 Sinners, 1 Sex on the Balcony, 1 Planters Punch drunk

3 servings of crawfish consumed

2 servings of alligator consumed

1 amazing vacation


New Orleans, Day One

We got to New Orleans last night.

The flight from Baltimore was full of librarians headed to ALA (including the Librarian of Congress, who I completely fangirled all over).

We had dinner at Lula’s Distillery, which was delicious. I had catfish.

Today is for sightseeing and ALA starts tomorrow. I hope to be better about taking pictures.

Weekend Update

WHAT I’M READING: Too many things, trying to get everything I need to review this month done before ALA.

WHAT I’M WATCHING: Younger and the Bold Type. These are two of my favorite shows and I’m so happy to get to watch them now.

MOVIES, THOUGH? I don’t know if it’s even happening this week. I have a ton of things I need to do and not that much time. So fingers crossed for all of it.

15 Books I’m Excited to Get at ALA

The signings list is up, and so here are 15 books I am super psyched to get at ALA! (I am now waiting for galley notices to come out.)

  1. Luisa: Now and Then by Mariko Tamaki. (I am a new fan of graphic novels and this one sounds amazing.)
  2. Dear Evan Hansen (the one galley drop I know about!)
  3. Before She Was Harriet by James E. Ransome
  4. Quiver by Julia Watts
  5. That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger
  6. You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P.! by Alex Gino
  7. Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert
  8. Betty Before X by Renee Watson
  9. Sadie by Courtney Summers
  10. When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson Fisher
  11. As the Crow Flies by Melanie Gillman
  12. The Girl in the Locked Room by Mary Downing Hahn (!!!!!!!!!)
  13. Bob by Rebecca Stead
  14. A Certain October by Angela Johnson
  15. It’s Not Like it’s a Secret by Misa Sugiura

Weekend Update

WHAT I’M READING: Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany Jackson, which is so good and also so scary (how can someone disappear without being missed by more than one person?). I’m a huge fan. And because I’m behind, this is available for everyone to read!

WHAT I’M WATCHING: I’m supposed to see Solo tomorrow with some friends, but I’m mostly excited to see Hereditary. The reviews have been really good and it’s widely considered to be terrifying. I am ALL IN.

Also, I’m still binging Brooklyn Nine-Nine (so funny!) and best of all, Younger is back! And The Bold Type is back starting Tuesday. Everything is coming up Kelly.

Weekend Update

WHAT I’M READING: Revenge Wears Prada, because the third in the series is out Tuesday. I haven’t read anything past The Devil Wears Prada (and have seen the movie multiple times but had only read the book once, when it first came out). I prefer Revenge Wears Prada, because Andy is older and less awful. I’m excited to read the third book (When Life Gives You Lululemons), which is focused on Emily.

WHAT I’M WATCHING: I’m on the second season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine but I’m really excited because Younger is back on Tuesday! I love that show and can’t wait to see what’s ahead. And all the promos look like Liza and Charles are FINALLY happening and I am so happy about that, you guys.

THIS WEEKEND’S MOVIES: I’m probably seeing Upgrade (I know, don’t judge me) and I am DEFINITELY seeing The Producers on Sunday. It’s my favorite Mel Brooks movie.