Saturday, June 09, 2012

Post-BEA Blues: A Book Blogger's Lament

I'm not much of a poet, but this came to me as I was walking up 37th Street from the Javits Center at the end of BEA on Thursday, carrying my heavy bags of books:

Post-BEA Blues: A Book Blogger's Lament

Books
are heavy
on my shoulders.
Sore back, sore feet.
Ouch.

Books
are heavy
on my soul.
I took too many.
Again.

8 comments:

Charlotte said...

Truly! I only took what I could carry, but cut it close--one more and it would have been impossible!

It was great seeing you!

Sheila Ruth said...

It was great to see you, too. I enjoyed chatting over dinner. Are you recovered from BEA? I'm starting to recover. Yesterday was pretty much of a waste, as I was too exhausted and overloaded to be able to accomplish anything.

Alex said...

It was nice to see you again this week. For once I got smart and brought a rolling backpack with me.

The poem is great, expresses just what lots of people were probably thinking as they went home.

See you at Kitlit Con.

NM Singel said...

Sorry we didn't get a chance to meet at BEA. But I'm feeling your pain. I'm recovering, as well. Ahh...feet in epson salts for a week. Thank goodness for the Starbucks line--I met so many wonderful people. And the YA and middle grade panels were wonderful.

Sheila Ruth said...

@Alex: It was nice to see you, too. I enjoyed chatting with you. I'm definitely looking forward to Kidlitcon!

@NM: I'm sorry that we didn't meet up, too. Yes, meeting people (sometimes serendipitously) is one of the best things about BEA. Will you be at Kidlitcon?

Helen N. Hill said...

Hello Sheila: I had to laugh outloud when I read this post. Only because I have had this issue many a times. You have put the sensation into words brilliantly.

I stopped by your blog because I am interested in hearing you speak at the KidLit Conference at the NYPublic Library later this month. I hope to meet you then!
All the best,
Helen N. Hill

Helen N. Hill said...

Hello Sheila: I had to laugh outloud when I read this post. Only because I have had this issue many a times. You have put the sensation into words brilliantly.

I stopped by your blog because I am interested in hearing you speak at the KidLit Conference at the NYPublic Library later this month. I hope to meet you then!

All the best,
Helen

Sheila Ruth said...

Thanks, Helen! I look forward to meeting you!