Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Road Trip Wednesday- The One That Got Away

This Week's YA Highway Road Trip Wednesday Topic:
What book is your 'one that got away?' (What book have you always been dying to read but still haven't yet?)

So, it's Book Expo last year. I get in line early for a book signing I want (can't remember which one). I get done early. The line next to mine is even longer. Check my list. Definitely YA, so I ask what this one is about. A helpful person in line tells me it's Persuasion in a Sci-Fi setting.

Jane Austen and Sci-Fi? Together? I'm so there...with bells and whistles and cymbals on.

I head for the end of the line. Wait thirty minutes. With only ten minutes left and no word from officials, I'm hopeful they can keep the signing going after the appointed hour. Usually, if they have to cut a line off they would have done it by then.

Five more minutes. Finally, someone comes out to inform us that there are only a few more books left and the rest of us will have to leave empty handed.

Deep Sigh.

This one never did come out in an audio version, though I've checked often. I have a feeling that if I'd gotten a copy that day it would have been one of those few and far between books I actually take the time to read instead of listen to.

What about you? Any potentially favorite book you've put off reading? Any near misses at Book Expo or other conference?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Road Trip Wednesday- Best of April

This Week's YA Highway Road Trip Topic: What was the best book you read in April?

Okay. I did listen to some good YA and some adult fiction this month, but when I looked over my list, the one that stood out most for me was non-fiction.

Yes, I'd heard about 3D printers and their use in medical prosthetics, but this book opened my eyes to the future...I mean, the future that is now...a time when anyone with an idea and a few thousand dollars can go into manufacturing...on their own.

It's exciting, all these new open doors. Sort of like the self-publishing world for writers.

Personally, I can't wait until the day when I can order Earl Gray tea and it will appear on a shelf in the
wall, a la Jean-Luc Picard...that future may be closer than we think.

What About you? Read this book or something like it? What was your best of April?