This last weekend a humongous number of people came to the University of Arizona to enjoy all things bookish. Readers, aspiring authors, published writers, editors, and small press owners came together to share ideas and their love of the written word whether it’s printed on paper or with pixels. I’ve attended a lot of genre specific conventions and conferences (science-fiction, horror, and romance). All of them were educational and enjoyable. This was like having all of those and more mashed together with the county fair. Scrumptious and exhilarating!
It was fun to be able to step outside my usual interests and hear people from other areas of expertise talk. And I managed to not load myself up with too many more books to add to my “to be read” piles.
I feel pretty damned lucky to live in a town that hosts such a fantastic book festival!