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Here we are - almost at the halfway point of the year. I still remember starting the year with so many plans, and then came a vicious virus to stump everyone. I'm reaching that point where I'm beginning to miss the life that was, while also feeling very unsure about the life that will be.

Last WeekJust another week around here - many more to come, I guess. Last week, a few of the places we frequented pre-virus have reached out saying that they are reopening. While I'm glad they don't need to shutter their doors anymore, we are still opting to stay home as much as possible. There are going to be people outside who can't avoid it, so if we can afford the luxury (or curse, however you want to call it) of staying indoors, then we'll take it. One of the places that reopened is our gym. It's the one place where I can't imagine what social distancing will be like but they are running only half-class sizes for now. Since the lockdown started, the time I spend on…

Armchair BEA: Wrap-Up, Thank You and Why I Loved Armchair BEA


And what a fun week it was! Armchair BEA was a huge success to me! I can particularly attest to that by saying that I didn't do much work at all this week - at least for the first four days. By Friday, I was slightly panicky, and because of my desire to end the week with a feel-good sentiment, I managed to work seriously yesterday. With my Tweetdeck tuned to #BookBloggerCon.

If you haven't checked out my posts yet, here are the links.

Thanks to the wonderful organizers - Tif, Emily, Michelle, Florinda, and Danielle - for having set up this excellent event, that
  • Gave me a chance to be a part of BEA and BBC from my comfy chair.
  • Introduced me to a whole new set of truly wonderful bloggers, some who I have never come across before, and can't believe I missed them for so long!
  • Spread a lot of blogger love.
  • Gave us a chance to connect more as friends than bloggers during the Twitter party on Thursday.
  • Gave me an excuse not to work this week.
  • Gave me an excuse not to write reviews this week.
  • Won me 9 wonderful books, without even going to BEA.
  • Introduced me to a ten-year old blogger!

*Applause, Applause*

Comments

I concur - and say "encore, encore" in 2011 :)
Michelle said…
You are most heartily welcome! This week certainly exceeded my expectations, and I cannot wait to start planning for next year! "See" you there!
Unknown said…
Love the 'clapping hands' picture. Perfect.

I did a wrap-up post too.

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Ash said…
I wish I would have done this after reading all of your posts this week. Glad you had such a good time!
Lisa said…
I wasn't able to go to BEA and BBC so I was really looking forward to Armchair BEA. Then I discovered I was too busy to even do that. So I'm going to spend my extra day off catching up on all the fun you all had!
CMash said…
I have to say I am envious regarding the BEA...still being a semi newbie in this world of book blogging, I didn't know enough about it or where to sign up. Hoping next time, I will particpate. Note to self and other bloggers...please remind me and lead me in the right direction lol.
Tif Sweeney said…
Sadly, I am visiting very late, but I wanted to say thanks for participating! It was such a great time and I think I missed a couple of your post and will have to go back and visit them!! :)