I’m rather jealous of those of you that are going to BEA—but I have work, so going is out of the question. I miss the days when BEA was held on the weekend and I lived in New York. I went once a few years ago, before I started blogging and when I did an internship with a literary agent. It was all very overwhelming, but a lot of fun.
I’ve been really into reading chunksters lately, for some reason. This week I finished No Angel, by Penny Vincenzi, the first in a trilogy set in early-2oth century England. The author is rather fond of the “in the nick of time” school of writing (as in, Celia and Oliver are all about to go on the Titanic, but one of the kids gets sick… and nobody tells Celia... but then the son does... just in the nick of time). Still, it was a very easy read. Currently I’m reading some more historical fiction: Legacy, by Susan Kay, a novel about Elizabeth I. It’s excellent. I don’t know what it is about chunskters, but I’ve really been gravitating towards them. There’s something about a really long saga that seems so appealing at this time. Ever had a craving for a certain type of book at a certain time?