I am also terrible at networking, making almost zero connections, though I did become somewhat friendly with a girl there. We exchanged emails, so let's see how that goes.
Despite my lack of social skills, I had a lot of fun and most of the workshops were really helpful. More than the workshops, what I really enjoyed were the keynote speakers that would come speak to us while we awkwardly munched on our sandwiches.
My favorite speaker was Nnedi Okorafor, a Nigerian-American author who writes YA and adult African-influenced sci-fi and fantasy books. Her amazing life story, her energy, and the fact that she's bringing something new and diverse to a traditionally white male-dominated genre is fascinating and refreshing. She's given me some great new ideas for a series I've been thinking about, and I can't wait to read her books. I might have been a little overenthusiastic though...
|She was so cool and charming!|
|I gravitated more towards her fantasy stuff, but will definitely check out her sci-fi soon. Expect reviews!|
|20% off at my local comic book store!|
|50% off! I <3 scarves|
|$10 each at a local garage sale|
And speaking of fancy, check out those tea sets! Can you believe they were only $10 each? The ceramic teapot alone would go for $35 in stores. Also, I'm not sure if the silver set is meant for tea or coffee, but it's gorgeous and that's what counts.
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It's Monday! What Are YOU Reading? is a weekly meme where I get to chat about what I was/am/will be reading.
What I Read Last Week:
|Review this week|
As you can see, I was extra productive this week! Ok yes, it was a graphic novel and a bunch of cozies, nothing particularly taxing or time-consuming, but still. After a super busy week, I didn't want to take on anything too heavy.
What I Am Currently Reading:
|July/August pick for Mystery, Crime, and Thriller Group|
|Cozy Mystery Corner August Serial Reader Challenge|
As you can see, I have a bit of a full plate at the moment, but hopefully I can get through it all and post a bunch of reviews.
What's Up Next:
So how was your week? What books are you most looking forward to?