Just in from a lovely day at TLA. Scored a bunch of ARCs and met lots of nice people. Attended the alumni reception for our department where we gifted our beloved (and retiring) leader, Mary Berry with a token of our love and admiration. Then it was two confusing cab rides to Avanti for the Random House dinner(thanks Tracy and Adrienne). Dinner was lovely; the authors were in rare form, and the view of the lightning strikes added to the electricity in the air. Rain might have dampened some of us (well, drowned Renee actually), but no one cared. It was the end of another terrific day. Now, as the storm pushes through, I will read one of the new books and digest all of the wonderful tastiness of the day.