- Poetically Speaking with Me (Miss Print) about “Dead Love” by Algernon Charles Swinburne
- Poetically Speaking with Me (Miss Print) about “I Died for Beauty” by Emily Dickinson
- The Anatomy of Curiosity: A Chick Lit Wednesday Review
- Author Interview (Poetically Speaking): Tessa Gratton on “Desert Canticle”
- Author Interview (Poetically Speaking): Brenna Yovanoff on “Drowning Variations”
- Poetically Speaking with Me (Miss Print) about a love song poem I wrote about space
This week I was in prep mode at work. I’m chairing my library system’s YA Book Showcase committee which is responsible for two “new book” trainings (one in spring and one in the fall) as well as a Mock Printz program. Our Spring New Books training is next Thursday so I’ve been writing and practicing 4 booktalks I’ll be presenting, coordinating the booktalks my fellow committee members will share (this means formatting things for handouts, setting the agenda, and making a power point to coincide with presentations), and writing up tips and tricks to share for booktalking. It’s wound up generating way more files than I expected but it’s been exciting to put together and I’m very excited for Thursday morning when the training will actually be happening.
Technically last week but on Sunday Nicole and I headed to the Met to see their Vigee Le Brun exhibit. Vigee Le Brun was a French artist in the 18th Century who worked in paints and pastels. Her work was exhibited at various Salon shows and she was a favorite painter of Marie Antoinette. Vigee Le Brun worked through the French Revolution–even in exile for large parts of it. This exhibit features a lot of pieces on loan from other museums and private collections and if you enjoy painting exhibits and are in the area while it’s still on, I can’t recommend it highly enough.
That’s all I’ve had going on besides passive BEA planning (I think I have a schedule for while I’m there but I don’t have any idea what I’ll be wearing because the weather is to erratic right now to plan that far ahead.. My mom and I are watching an old TV show from 2006 called “Kidnapped” that was on for a season and was recently rebroadcast. Anyone watch it when it was new?
If you want to see how my month in reading is shaking out be sure to check out my April Reading Tracker.
How was your week?