Midwinter merriment

As we enter the quietest time of the year (online at least, and probably in academic libraries)–that is, from now until January 4–a few minor notes.

Midwinter Ideas?

Since Midwinter is just three weeks away, I’ve started my skeletal schedule for Boston–and if any of you have suggestions, or want to get together for some reason, let me know. Here’s what I have so far:

  • Arrive Friday around 8 a.m., if all goes well.
  • Friday plans so far include only 5-7 p.m. LITA Happy Hour
  • Saturday plans open, but possibly an ACRL DG 10:30-12.
  • Sunday, open except 10:30-12 a.m. and 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Monday, entirely open so far. (Leaving early Tuesday morning.)

I’m sure things will fill in somewhat as I find out more about various IGs and DGs, but this one’s mostly just f2f time, exhibits, catching up with people… Staying at the Westin Boston Waterfront.

Suggestions welcome.

Early-bird Prices

A reminder: the reduced price for But Still They Blog: The Liblog Landscape 2007-2009 ($29.50 paper, $20 download) will expire right after Midwinter.

By the way, I believe that three copies were produced with three little glitches–none of which interfered with content in any way. If you have one of those (print) copies and show it to me at Midwinter (pointing out the glitch that I didn’t already mention in the blog), I’ll be happy to autograph it and, if you’re upset about the glitches, refund $5 of your purchase price. The glitches have since been corrected.

Of course, I’m always delighted to autograph any of my books…in person, at least.

Season’s Greetings

We prefer a low-key holiday (and gave up on gifts many years ago). We’ll make the long trek to my brother’s house for Christmas lunch (well, it was a reasonably long trek–an hour or so–until we moved to Livermore; now it’s ten minutes or less, unless we decide to walk it); we’ll join a dear friend for our 32nd Anniversary lunch on New Year’s day. And that’s about it.

I hope your holidays are great, no matter how simple or elaborate.

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