Greetings, Readathoners! I’m sorry not to be among you this weekend, but I have a good bookish excuse. I’m at the University of Southern California today (and possibly part of tomorrow) for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books!
I picked up my media badge on Thursday afternoon, which will admit me to the press room and serve as my ticket to any and all panels. I have three I’d like to go to today–and lucky me, they’re all in the same room!
I may be even more excited about seeing blogging friends than I am about the authors, to be honest. I’m hoping to meet up with Amy, Danielle, and Anastasia, and possibly several of my MomsLA co-contributors as well (I wouldn’t have that media badge if not for them!). If you’re not Readathon-ing, please @ me on Twitter if you’ll be at USC today too!
Despite the very warm forecast today, I also intend to make the rounds of the exhibitors and, hopefully, do a little book shopping! Most of SoCal’s best indie bookstores will have booths on-site, and some will be hosting signings as well, with signed books available for purchase.
I’ll probably try to get everything done today, because I’m not sure if I’ll go back to the Festival tomorrow. But if I do, I want to see this panel (which may be the closest thing to Comic-Con I do this year):
If you’re on Twitter, watch the hashtags #books, #bookfest, and #LATFoB for Festival of Books updates all weekend long, and I expect to have a recap post or two (with photos, of course!) some time next week.
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC