Remember how I met those amazing bloggers at BEA?
Back in May, we did that thing where we said, “We’ll have to get together someday soon!”
And we actually did.
|Marisa, Julie, me, and Katie, as photographed by Shortman of the JulzReads universe|
And it was fantastic, because these ladies are seriously accomplished.
Julie of JulzReads invited us to her lovely home, a place that is nothing short of amazing, because:
Her house is gorgeously decorated, and she’s only lived there since May. (I’ve been in my house for 19 years, and guess what? It’s not decorated.)
Not only is her house beautiful, but it’s bookish as all heck. She has a for-real library with windows that look out into the treetops, and a cozy reading room with a fireplace, and she even has a Harry Potter themed bathroom. I’m not even kidding.
Then we were talking with Marisa of The Daily Dosage about her new job, which she has been gearing up for during the past year. And she has one of those jobs that makes other work seem really easy, so we were all pretty much in awe of her.
And then it came to light that Katie of Words with Worms not only gardens like a fiend (the woman’s flowers are ridiculously beautiful), but she also decorates 4 (yes, I said 4) Christmas trees at her house every year. And then she rapped some Hamilton and brought down the house.
I was clearly out of my league (and also missed nearly every pop culture reference), but they were kind and pretended not to notice.
We had a fantastically bookish and blogish conversation, and everyone’s TBR grew (I added Burial Rites and Forty Rooms and… oh my gosh, I thought that was it, but there’s more… Also: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe).
And then: book geeks party game! We each got to choose a book for Julie to read from her TBR shelves. (I prescribed The Lonely Polygamist.)
And then Julie and I raved so much about A Gentleman in Moscow that Katie and Marisa said they’d read it (maybe so we’d hush).
It was a delightful get-together.
So, dear readers… Who are the people in your real-life world who talk books with you?