Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Brooklyn Book Festival Update

So. It happened again. No BKBF festival for me. Le sigh. This time, it was because I ended up packing up my apartment and moving across the country under very short notice to start a post-grad fellowship. Stress, I have it.

On a more positive note, I did read my goal of books from 5 festival authors before the event. The books I read were:

The Taste of Salt, Martha Southgate
The Buddha in the Attic, Julie Otsuka
Reservation Road, John Burnham Schwartz
A Tiger in the Kitchen, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
Interrupting Chicken, David Ezra Stein

The idea was that I had only read books from 5 of the authors that were going to be there, which seemed like an awfully low number. I wanted to double it, and I did. Since then, I realized that I had actually read 6 authors, since Norton Juster, who wrote The Phantom Tollbooth, was there. That was one of my favorite books when I was younger. I'm thinking it might make a comforting re-read during this time of stress. Hmmmm, I'm actually blogging from the library right now, since I have no internet access. Maybe I'll see if they have a copy....okay, off to do that!


Amy said...

Sounds like lots of exciting changes happening in your life! Good luck with everything!!

MJ said...

Thanks!! It is exciting, but stressful when things are in flux.