NYC or Bust

Book Expo America and the Book Blogger Convention are around the corner, and I’ll more than likely be incommunicado for the next week as I have some fun in the city and at the conventions.

If you’ve missed my advice for your trek into the city, please check it out.  I hope you’ve all got your travel plans made and your comfortable shoes on your feet.  This week is going to be busy and fun, but tiring.  Don’t worry, you’ll be hearing all about it when I get back.

While I’m away, my mom, Pat, will have taken over the blog for the week beginning on Monday, May 24, to regale you with her reviews.  Please stop by and check them out, especially if you are looking for a new suspense or crime thriller.

Sights I hope to see:

  1. NYC Harbor and Statue of Liberty
  2. Madam Tussauds Wax Museum, with Edward!
  3. The Museum of Modern Art
  4. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  5. Central Park
  6. Strawberry Fields
  7. Empire State Building
  8. Rockefeller Center

Events I hope to catch at BEA:

  1. Online Reader Community Building
  2. Copyright in Motion
  3. BEA Editors Buzz
  4. Brunonia Barry signing
  5. Joyce Carol Oates signing
  6. Dystopian Panel
  7. Richelle Mead signing vampire academy
  8. Champagne Toast to celebrate To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Anniversary
  9. Blogger Party at Algonquin with HarperCollins
  10. The Next Decade in Book Culture
  11. Beth Kephart signing
  12. Book Blogger Con Reception

There are many other items on my list, but I didn’t want to bore you with all those crazy details.   What are your plans for NYC?  If you’re interested in meeting up, contact me via email.  Have a great week everyone.

Stay tuned for my review of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman tomorrow.


  1. Have a great time, Serena! I look forward to hearing all about it when you return.
    .-= Literary Feline´s last blog ..That Long Overdue Reading Day is Here! =-.

  2. So excited to meet you! This will be SO fun.

  3. There’s no way I’ll ever get there so I will be experiencing it vicariously throught your posts Serena. Hope it’s all you want it to be!
    .-= Luanne´s last blog ..Black Hills – Dan Simmons =-.

  4. Have tons of fun and take pictures! 🙂
    Looking forward to reading your mom’s posts!
    .-= iliana´s last blog ..It’s A Mystery =-.

  5. Oh I didn’t read this post before I sent my email to you. How great that your mom will be taking over the blog for a week. You sure are lucky to have such a mom!

    I hope you get to see all the sights you want. Can’t wait to see pictures!
    .-= rhapsodyinbooks´s last blog ..Review of “The Risk of Darkness” by Susan Hill =-.

    • I’ve pre-scheduled her posts. I dunno if she will be keeping track of comments. The Internet is all new to her…particularly blogging.

  6. I hope you have a wonderful time! Take alot of pictures! In the meantime, we shall keep your mom entertained and vice versa.
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday: Maui #10 =-.

  7. I am just so bummed that I am not going to be able to make it this year to meet you and some other bloggers! But I am planning ahead to definitely be there next year. It sounds like you have some awesome things lined up so have a marvelous time! I can’t wait to see what your mom has to share with us next week…I’ll be looking forward to it!
    .-= Jo-Jo´s last blog ..Audiobook Giveaway: The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker =-.

    • After the one day I spent at BEA last year, I made a point to save so I could go this year. It took me a year of planning. I would love to have met you…hopefully next year.

  8. I love that your mom is taking over your blog!

  9. I’m so excited! It’s all The Girl has been talking about. But I can’t tell if I’m more excited about not going to work for a week or traveling to the city. 😛
    .-= Anna´s last blog ..Interview: Beth Hoffman, Author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt =-.