For the third year in a row, I am going to the Frankfurt Book Fair — I depart today! For me, FBF is a weird mix of hectic and stressful and super fun and cool. Publishers and publishing types from all around the world gather at the Messe and there are probably 1,000,000 meetings over the course of the five days. And, of course, I eat sausage and potatoes a lot — but also the best Indian and Thai food. For reals.

After a week of Frankfurting, I am going on holiday for a week after! This is my first proper holiday in YEARS. (Book writing is the death of holiday time.) And I’m going to Iceland! With three of my best friends! I will see things like this:

Reynisfjara Beach (photo by Seattle’s Travels).

It is our mission to see the Aurora Borealis; October in Iceland is apparently quite a good time of year for a good Northern Lights show. Blue lagoons. Geysers. Wild horses. I think I am going to overdose on the wonders of our planet, you guys. Also, maybe Jon Snow will be there and we will fall in love?

The downside to the adventure: I’ll be in Deutschland (or en route) when both Gossip Girl and The Vampire Diaries premiere. Ugh, work and adventuring getting in the way of timely television viewing. The worst.

I’m determined to get my post on the TVD episodes over to the fine folks at by the Sunday following the ep — once again this season, I have the honor of doing my ‘in review’ responses there — and I’ll probably do a double GG post upon my return to Kanada the week of the 22nd. I’ll miss the twitter explosion of watching live, which I love and adore, but I’ll be back in the game for episodes 3.

And when I return, be prepared for an onslaught of photos.



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