Thursday, June 7, 2012

BEA 2012

Yesterday I got to spend the afternoon at this year's BEA convention. Although I go for work, it's pretty hard to ignore all of the new and upcoming books that appeal to my personal reading habits. With memories of the sore shoulder I got when I filled my bag to the brim with galleys last year--some of which I have yet to read--I tried to be more judicious with my freebie grabbing and only took one book. I did, however, come away with a long list of upcoming titles to add to my To Read list. Here are the ones that I'm most looking forward to:

New novels by three of my favorites:

And a novel by an unknown (to me) author that sounds intriguing:

A re-release of one of Nancy Mitford's books:

A compilation of letters that people, both famous and ordinary, wrote to their dogs. The one on the page I flipped open to was addressed to a Millie. Enough said.

A knitting book in which the projects are modeled by Christina Hendricks. (She's apparently friends with the author and also models for her Etsy shop.)

A cookbook all about eating locally and seasonally in the winter:

And one that brings a modern, accessible eye to Polish cooking:

Oh, and did I forget to mention that I got to meet Ina Garten!? She was signing recipe cards to promote the next Barefoot Contessa book. I had to bite my tongue to stop myself from asking her about Jeffrey!


  1. PS- Lauren, can you e-mail me (gmail or work, whichever you prefer), I don't have your address and I can't use AIM while I'm at work this summer...

  2. 'Voltaire in Love' looks right up my alley (love the book cover, too).

    I'm finishing up a bio on Catherine the Great, and learning that she and Voltaire had somewhat of an epistolary friendship and never actually met each other, even though they were quite close. I find that fascinating.

    1. I keep hearing great things about that Catherine the Great biography. I may have to give it a try.

  3. P.S.-- super jealous you got to meet Ina!

  4. Oh... Homemade Winter looks so good. The cover alone is gorgeous.



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