BookExpo Days #2 and #3 (yawn)

What an odd show this year. We had a number of good conversations, but although Peace Hill Press is having its best year ever, BookExpo was sloooowww. (If you’re interested in comparisons, [...]

BookExpo Day #1: Setting up

We arrived yesterday at the Javitz Center for BookExpoAmerica, the big annual trade book fair attended by hundreds and hundreds of publishers, all with new releases to promote. (I’ll post [...]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-05-23

Excited about the rain. Less exciting that it's coming down on the day we were going hiking for dh's birthday. # Getting ready to see Robin Hood with dh. HOPING for movie home run. # On [...]

Robin Hood (a rare movie review)

I don’t usually do movie reviews, but ever since I mentioned that my husband and I were headed off to see Robin Hood earlier in the week, people have been asking me what I thought. I guess [...]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-05-16

Looking at spiral and barred spiral galaxies in the backyard observatory with my father and @davidbryan. Clear, cool, real. # Just spent tedious half hour untangling large blacksnake from [...]

And the semester ends.

I just hit “submit” on William & Mary’s Banner Self-Service for Faculty page and sent all the grades to the registrar. The semester’s over! (Pause for cheers.) I only [...]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-05-09

Kids are in the pool. It feels like glacial runoff in there, but they don't seem to mind. # Would be posting more status updates if anything even slightly interesting were happening here. # [...]

May strawberries on the farm

The early strawberries are in. So I thought I’d give you Meme’s strawberry shortcake recipe (Meme was my mother’s foster mother, a Depression-era chicken farmer, and an amazing [...]