Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Day 8. Your favorite Book Blogger moment.
How would I even measure that? There are sooo many to choose from.
The Night I Got to Ride in a Car with Robert McCammon at the World Horror Convention in Salt Lake City, or talk about getting a hug from Joe Hill and Jonathan Maberry. I could ramble on for hours about the time I met Charles de Lint, Douglas Clegg, Gillian Flynn and Peter Straub. Yes, Peter Straub. And I suppose there's always the time I was able to see Stephen King speak. Twice.
I could go on and on about all the signings I went to at Books of Wonder, Oblong Books and The Voracious Reader. Including but not limited to Andrea Cremer, Kim Harrington, Maggie Stiefvater and Neil Gaiman. Holy crap! Do I sound spoiled or what?
I could talk about BEA and all the *additional* amazing authors I've met. Jeri Smith-Ready, Brenna Yovanoff, Holly Black. Helloooo! Standing in line and meeting other bloggers, collecting business cards and gleaning great information.
Book Den and I always plot to meet one day. Oh and we shall. We shall. Maybe I should extrapolate on all the times Julie from My Five Monkeys always has a kind word, especially when I'm having a bad day. How Maria from The Serpentine Library and I never judge each other when we stop at fast food joints on the way home from book events. I could also tell the story how Karen from For What It's Worth asked me to co-host a meme with her and how I honored I was because she is one of my most revered bloggers. Then I'll have to explain how our correspondence since has validated me, supported me and made me laugh. Wait, I know. I'll relate the time that Karen, Felicia of The Geeky Blogger's Book Blog, Missie from The Unread Reader and a bunch of us dressed up as White Trash Zombie waitresses at Authors After Dark. (We all miss you Missie!) I could also delve into all the times Kate from Midnight Book Girl helped me with her amazing ideas, our various adventures and how she always just cracks me up. Or maybe I should reminisce about the time during one of my trips to New Orleans that I had dinner with our lovely hostess of this meme, the unstoppable Rachel from Parajunkee. I'm sure I'm leaving someone out, some other magical moment and I apologize. I didn't mean this to be a "pick my friend," cliquey kind of post. I swear. I hesitated even writing this because I would never want to slight anyone. But hey, look at it this way, it slipped my mind I met Neil Gaiman until I looked back through my posts so that proves I'm reeeeally forgetful.
Does the above count as blogging moments or more friendship moments? Well, none of them would have happened if I hadn't started blogging so...there ya' go.
I appreciate all the people I've met, and truly, all the connections and friendships I've made are worth more to me than any book on my bookshelf.
I'd love to know some of your favorite blogging moments. Please share!