Now that I'm on the laptop where the pictures are, this is one of the delicious potato 'martinis'.
So - I said I'd go into more detail of the weeks happenings. Looking back at the program, Wednesday starts out more as what I didn't do! There was a workshop that I'm kicking myself that I didn't attend.
Whodunit? He or She was put on by mystery writer Barry Eisler and Jennifer St. Giles. According to everyone who attended it was the hit of the conference. Mr. Eisler and Ms. Giles took turns reading scenes and it was up to the audience to determine whether the scene was written by a man or a woman. Apparently there was one particularly hawt scene that he read.
Though I didn't attend, I did pick up his latest book, Fault Line. I figured any guy willing to do that deserves to be read *g*
The first thing I did attend was the Trivia Pursuit game hosted by Jessica Anderson and Hannah Howell. I found that rather humbling since I figured with my many years of reading I'd know all the answers. Alas I didn't, though I did win a book so it was all good.
It's rather frightening as I don't remember what else we did that night. And it wasn't that long ago now - *gulp*. But whatever it was, I know I had fun.
You know - I was too tired last night and put this in draft and I forget even more now!!
I know someone had a breakfast and I went to that. And then I went to the Read a Book, Save an Author workshop. And I know that I enjoyed it. It was hosted by authors Toni Blake, Dakota Cassidy who was a fill in for Julie Anne Long who couldn't make it and Tessa Dare was also there. It was quite an enjoyable. One of the points I made, though not sure if I speak for all reader bloggers, is what a thrill it is when an author 'drops in' - not to comment about a review, but just as a regular visitor. It was interesting as I got the impression that some authors are leery of commenting - thinking maybe they might not be welcome. But before they were authors, they were readers and I imagine they still are readers. I get a thrill when an author leaves a comment and when next in a bookstore, will check out their books for sure.
After that I'm not sure what I did *sigh* I know they had an ice cream social put on by Red Sage. But I didn't have any. Until I start using Sensodyne on a regular basis, sadly, ice cream is just to painful to eat anymore.
Then I did something else but - egads!! I don't remember what though!
Then it was time to meet Sarah for the wearing of the mullet - and finally some more pictures. You may notice I don't have a lot. I'm not much of a picture taking person and after almost losing my camera, I kind of sort of left it in the room. So Nath was kind enough to take pictures and upload them for me.
Now a few weeks before RT, I got an email from Susanna Kearsley, asking for my address. Very curious, I sent it to her. A couple of days before the conference a package arrived in the mail. When I opened it, I laughed and laughed and laughed. Inside, besides a copy of her latest rerelease of The Shadowy Horses, was something to go along with the Mullet. It was a T-shirt. A very, very funny T-shirt - to wear along with the mullet. Not only had Susanna sent one for me, she also sent one for Sarah too!
Then we did something else for a while - but again I'm drawing a blank. Oh - that's right!! It's coming back to me now - phew! RT had a launch for their new web site!! We hung around there for a while (where I picked up a couple more books) and then headed up to the room for the Fairy Ball. There are other bloggers with pictures of some really great costumes but I was keeping my camera still safe in the room!
I think I'll end the recap here. I'm still trying to recover. It takes much longer at my age. Plus I'm multitasking and adding the books I got into not one, not two, not three, but four different cataloguing places and that takes a while. But I'll be back with more. Before I sign up though - one more picture I stole from Nath. Here is a great picture of my roomies - Jill and Nath!