I'm back in the land of corn, soybeans, and bugs, and mostly unpacked, although my mind is still back east, in NYC and Albany. The photo above partly explains why. It shows a portion of the books and galleys I found waiting for me when I returned home. Some are ones I shipped from BEA, while others arrived while I was gone. Most will be going out for review for HNR's November issue, though others will wait for February's, if they're 2008 publications. I've got an equal number of books that I picked up for myself, and a similar number for the library, though those are still on shelves in my office.
I dread the trip to the post office, and I don't think I have enough jiffy bags, either.
Because I'm nosy and a fan of Google Alerts, I found these reports of people's HNS conference experiences online today:
- Favorite PASTimes (Cindy Thomson)
- History Buff (Michelle Moran)
- Article from the Albany Times-Union (posting for interest, though the reporter wrote this before the event)
- Compuserve's Books and Writers Community (various attendees)
One member of the latter group posted a copy of the handout from my own presentation (attached to post #8), which I think is pretty cool. However, as a slight correction, none of us are agents - we're all librarians - and we didn't run out of time before the end. But this and the other handouts she posted are decent writeups, and I'm glad to see them, as there were so many sessions I didn't get to see myself.
I guess there are a couple other things I brought back from Albany, namely a sore throat and bad cold. Not sure who to blame for this, though.