Hello everyone. I hope you’re all doing well. This will be a short post highlighting two events that I think you L.A. book folk might be interested.
The first is the Book Riot’s Read Harder Book Group meet up in Los Angeles next Saturday Feb 20. I attended the very first one back in September, and unfortunately, I haven’t been able to attend another since. I was either out of the country, being killed my finals, or working. By some luck,I am free this Saturday, and they’re changing their location. It’s now going to be at the beautiful Last Bookstore in Downtown! This time around you have to register for the event (which is free) and you can do so here. Last time I had a great time. We sat around talking books all day. What’s not to love?
The second is a little ways south in Palos Verdes. Andy Weir of The Martian fame will be at the Palos Verdes Art Center talking about his book.
The event is on March 5, and they received such an overwhelming response, that they’re splitting the event in two! The first slot is from 11:00 am-12:30 pm, and the second is 2 pm-4:00 pm. You also have to register, and again it’s free. Here is the link. Be sure to click on your preferred slot. I have yet to see the movie, but the book was enjoyable, and I can’t wait to hear Mr. Weir talk about it!
Thanks for reading, and have a great day!
With some shame I assure you. If you’ve been with me for awhile, you know my tendency to drop off the face of the Earth when times get busy, and boy were they ever busy. Long story short, I got sucked into the vortex of my first semester of grad school, throw in a spontaneous trip to the UK and Paris in October, plus the holidays, and well, here I am all these months later. Still breathing. Barely.
Another reason why I’ve been gone, is that I’m exploring different ways to take this blog. It started as a book blog, and while I still want books to be an important element here, I also want to talk about other things I enjoy such as writing, traveling, cooking, events, and just share my thoughts. I enjoy talking about books, but I’ll be honest with you, I don’t really enjoy reviewing. Unless, I have something to add to a book that hasn’t already been said, I am probably not going to be doing much of that anymore. I’m working on fun ways I can still talk about books without burning myself out. I still want to visit more bookstores, and bookish places in and around Los Angeles, report back on some fun events, and share some great reads with fellow readers. We’ll see what else I come up with.
In the mean time look out for some travel post in the upcoming future.
I am currently reading 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami, and although it’s a monster of a book, I am thoroughly enjoying it!
What have you been reading and enjoying?