Just a quick note to let everyone know I am writing this from the lovely Riad dar Maia, AKA my hotel in Marrakech, Morocco, where I have just landed for a combination of academic conference + really freakin’ needed vacation. (What proportion those two things are occurring in is something best left undiscussed on this quasi-public forum… but who knew there were such perks to being a demographer? The International Population Conference is high in my esteem already, and it doesn’t even start until Sunday!)
The only YA/kidlit I brought were Jennifer Donnelly’s THE TEA ROSE and Phillip Pullman’s THE SUBTLE KNIFE — I still haven’t read past THE GOLDEN COMPASS! — but, in a break from form, I brought tons of adult fiction. Almost finished THE CITY & THE CITY on the plane — now I can do it in a cafe in Morocco’s city square!
I probably won’t be posting much, in other words, although you never know. Frankly I haven’t been posting much anyway of late, and it’s possible this can I stress again how MUCH-NEEDED this is vacation will be just the thing to get me back into book chatting…