Book Expo America 2009

May 31, 2009

BEA 2009 has concluded but what a marvelous way to immerse oneself in the crowded pool of book lovers! If you didn’t get to go this year, check out the BEA website for recaps of what you missed and consider making the pilgrimage to next year’s conference.

We also caught up with Mary Karr’s talk at the Author Luncheon on BookTV on CSpan 2 this weekend and were instantly reminded of her terrific books The Liars Club and Cherry–they carry important messages for building indomitable character in the face of less than optimum circumstances. Her newest book, Lit: A Memoir, is due out in November and it sounds like it will be a must-read as well. Karr finished up her talk by saying “Literature saved my life. Books saved my life.” Reading advocacy doesn’t get any better than that.