I’m off to the annual American Library Association conference today, so will not be posting for almost a week most likely (damn! why don’t I have a laptop yet???) But that is not to say I won’t be reading. I just finished my Maeve Binchy book and am only going to bring with me Plain Janes for the airplane. Once I get to D.C. it will be a wonderful whirlwind of book overload. The exhibits portion of the conference will have publishers from all over distributing advance reading copies of books. I never leave ALA without bringing home many new books to read, along with lists of books I can’t wait to get my hands on. The conference is always very exciting–it’s wonderful to be with 13,000 other librarians, to get to know new people, reconnect with old friends, and leave feeling reinvigorated about the jobs we do and the connections that are made through libraries and literature.