I am back, well rested and happy to be home. And the nice thing? I didn't miss the internet as much as I thought I would, though I did miss my online friends. I feel a little out of the loop right now, but sometimes that's okay, since I'm not a major player when it comes to the hottest news anyway. I'm a speck in the grand scheme of things.
Highlight of my trip? I got to meet Kati while I was in D.C., but I didn't take any pictures. (Saving that for the Bellathon). She's a sweetheart, smart and funny, and it was so nice to go to a bookstore with someone else who reads romance. That doesn't happen too often. Kati reads like a fiend, and she's got very definite ideas about she likes and doesn't like, but she's never mean about it. She's cool about respecting other's opinions. It was a pleasure to meet her in person.
I got to smell the lovely cherry blossoms, though I didn't head down to the festival. It was lovely, sunny, in the 70's, and felt like spring. I had to laugh at how many people gave me their sympathy for living in Chicago. Really, it's not that bad. Yeah, we had a bad winter, but you know, I grew up in northern Minnesota (a.k.a. "The Shining" syndrome) so I'm almost used to it. Now it's about 38 degrees, and there were even snow flurries earlier today, but I'm a midwest girl at heart, so I deal.
I didn't read as much as I thought I would, but I finished a few books, and will post reviews soon. I just finished Ann Aguirre's "Grimspace" and LOVED it. It was a refreshing change from all the romance I've been reading, and I definitely plan on getting the next one. Good call, as always, Kati.
So tell me: how's the weather where you are right now?
And what have you been reading?