It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #50

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey meant to highlight books you read in the past week, and what you’re planning on reading this week.

I had another good reading week last week. According to Goodreads, I’m 2% ahead on my reading goal of 150 books for the year! I hope I can keep it up. It helps that I’ve been reading some really good books lately. I’m really excited for what I have planned to read this week, so hopefully I can keep the momentum moving!

I’m also in the process of getting somebody to take my place in my BEA hotel so I can stay home and not go. Finances have been bad this year, and I had already been feeling guilty about going when money is so bad. I felt like it would just put me deeper in debt, which isn’t what I want. Then the thing happened where BEA emailed all the people that got press passes and told them they got denied. I have no problem paying for a pass, which is what I did last year and should have just done this year. It’s more that BEA took so long to say so. I took a chance by registering under press, and was surprised when they didn’t notify me. Fast forward nearly three months, and now I learned I needed to budget for that too. I’m just over it. I wasn’t going to go unless I got the press pass, so now that I’ve already made arrangements and found out I didn’t get it, I really don’t want to go now.

I’ll be at the ALA Annual Conference two weeks after BEA for my ALA Emerging Leaders program, so I figure I’ll just go to that. Plus, do I really need all those books? No, I don’t. I have NetGalley, and I have the public library. I need to learn to balance my wants and my needs a little better. I want to go to BEA, but I need to pay my bills and be able to buy groceries and gas.

I’m hoping I can get the roommate situation all straightened out though, so nobody is left hanging.

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
The Night She Disappeared by April Henry
Deadly Valentines by Jeffrey Gusfield
The Dead of Winter by Chris Priestley

Continuing to read:
11/22/63 by Stephen King
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini (audiobook)
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Hoping to finish:
The Truth of All Things by Kieran Shields
Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin
Lexapros and Cons by Aaron Karo

What are your reading plans this week? Did you have to deal with the BEA hullabaloo?

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10 Responses to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #50

  1. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says:

    I wish I could go to BEA, but it doesn’t come at a good time. I am happy going to the library conference week after next. (At least that’s what I keep telling myself.)

    Here’s my
    It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
    Hope you will stop by!

    • Audrey Audrey says:

      The timing is really bad, especially since they moved it closer to ALA this year. I liked it last year when it was during the Memorial Day week. Having two big trips in one month tough, plus I’m going to the RBMS Preconference right before ALA, so that makes the two trips even closer together.

  2. I hope to start reading 11/22/63 soon…it’s sitting patiently on my office coffee table.

    Enjoy your reads!


  3. Vasilly says:

    I know what you mean about finances. I never go to BEA since it’s on the East Coast and I’m here in SoCal. It’s so expensive. I hope you’re able to get someone to take your place for the room. Today I’m finishing up The Behavior Gap by Carl Richards and reading some poetry. Have a good week.

  4. Kristin T. says:

    I love when I have good reading weeks and last week I had one, too! I’m hoping for another one this week!

    Hope you have another good week!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

  5. Lindsey says:

    The Truth of All Things sounds like an interesting one!
    I’m sorry you couldn’t go to BEA. Being responsible is awful sometimes. I hope you have a great week!

    • Audrey Audrey says:

      Yeah, being responsible is tough. I thought I would be okay until I someday had kids, but my geriatric cat needs daily care and is expensive, which I guess is good practice for a future baby. I just hope it will be as good about using the litter box as the cat is. :-)

  6. I totally understand the financial issues. I’d love to be able to jump on a plane (from Australia) and attend one year though!

    Have a great reading week

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

  7. I Hunt Killers sounds very good.

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