As you know from my recent posts some of us SoCal blogger types decided to try and meet up. Yesterday Nikki, from Romance Book Crazy and Wendy from The Misadventures of Super Librarian and I met for lunch and much discussion about books, RWA, blogging and our fab online community. There were no gaps or pauses, and speaking for myself, I barely took a breath. There was just so much to talk about. We didn't come close to exhausting our topics and bounced back and forth and picked up threads over and over again.
While I'd met with Wendy a couple of times it was just great getting to meet Nikki. Kristie was so right in her posts about RWA when she spoke of the instant rapport and joy you share with another passionate reader and fan of Romance. If you've been thinking about meeting with other readers and people who blog in your area, I highly recommend it.
Since Wendy is a seasoned pro and has attended RWA a few times we were able to quiz her and get some great advice and suggestions for RWA in San Francisco. Both Nikki and I plan to attend.
Then Wendy suggested we go to her car to do our book swap. There in the trunk of her car were TWO BOXES of books she brought to share. Nikki brought a very nice assortment (several!) of recent releases in her book bag. Since I'd recently been to the UBS with five bags of books I only had two measly books to offer up. I managed to force myself to take a few books from the bountiful offering of each of these ladies. :)
It was a great afternoon and I'm looking forward to meeting with both of them again. Hopefully we can do something in the Fall. We are looking at September. There are conflicts with the first weekend (Labor Day) and the second weekend as well now. So tentatively we are looking at Saturday, September 22nd. Check your calendars and see if you can make it. The where is still to be decided because, Southern California is a big place and we want to make it as convenient as we can for the most people.
Oh, and did I mention there was cheesecake? Really, really good cheesecake I might add. Interesting and stimulating conversation, great company, BOOKS, and cheesecake? That's what I call living.
Labels: SoCal Litmos