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