Vegas Update

June 10, 2008 at 7:48 am | Posted in Books, LIfe, Reading | 4 Comments
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Famous Las Vegas sign

I am writing this post from the most gorgeous hotel room I’ve ever seen.  I’m staying at the Palazzo, which is the newest and tallest hotel and casino on the Strip.  I’m on the 41st floor, and from my suite I have the most spectacular view of Las Vegas and the mountains in the distance.  When I walked into my room Sunday night and saw the view, it made me forget about the extremely long day and the cramped flight out.  It is simply that amazing.

Palazzo Las Vegas

I finished reading Down to a Sunless Sea before I left.  I started the review, but I wasn’t terribly inspired.  I’ll try to post that tonight.  On the plane I started Songs of the Missing and I finished that before I went to sleep Sunday night/Monday morning (my body time).  I really enjoyed it and it was a good companion in my  attempt to acclimate to Las Vegas time.  Missing is the current First Look Book Club selection.  After I’m done participating there, I’ll post my review here.

Yesterday was a jet lag day.  I attended a  full day tutorial at the conference I’m attending and once Aleve took care of my headache, I was bored and exhausted.  I’m sorry that I didn’t post anything or read anyone else’s blog like I intended.  After a good night sleep last night, I am experiencing major withdrawals!

Today is going to be an exciting day.  I am meeting Lander Marks, the author of Artist’s Proof, for lunch!  I’ve never met an author before, and I’m really looking forward to it.  My only regret is that I don’t have a camera with me.  I’d really like to have a picture to post.  I’ll have to see if they have a disposable one for sale.  I remember seeing a CVS not too far from here.  I can do 1 hour processing and have the pictures put on a CD.  Hopefully that will work out.

I look forward to catching up with everyone later today!

Off to Denver

November 5, 2007 at 11:54 am | Posted in LIfe, Reading | Leave a comment
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I’m heading out to Denver on business this afternoon for a few days. I’m hoping to fully catch up on my reviews and get even closer to the 52 book mark. I still haven’t finished Bel Canto, but that’s not because I’m not enjoying it. For the past month I’ve either been packing or unpacking it seems. That gets in the way of my reading and blogging!

I’m bringing the following books with me:

Will I finish them all? Well, it’s a long flight to Denver from Roanoke and I’ll have three nights to myself… No. I’m not Super Literate Housewife. Still, I can be assured that I won’t finish one book without having another handy. 🙂

Have a great week!

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