My blog was recently nominated for a Mobbie Award which honors Maryland's Outstanding Blogs. Even though I didn't win (thank you to all who voted - I was solidly in the middle of the pack, and I'm quite happy with that!) I had a lovely evening at the awards ceremony. I spent some time with Read Street blogger Nancy Johnston and her boyfriend Pat, as well as Jenn (aka Raven) of the collaborative sports blog Ladies.... In the hilarious random occurrence of the evening, Jenn was at the Washington Capitals game that Kiddo went to recently and she saw him on the JumboTron - too funny!
I already shared my excitement over the upcoming Brandon Sanderson Wheel of Time tour and how I was doubly thrilled to be chosen as a Storm Leader for the Baltimore tour stop. This past weekend I met up with two of the three other Storm Leaders to have lunch, discuss our love of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time, and scope out the bookstore where the tour will be stopping. Poor Matt was home sick but Mike, Susan and I had a great chat about when we first started reading the series (consensus: 10-15 years ago), and we also speculated on what might happen in the end. Then it was off to the bookstore (Books-A-Millions in Arundel Mills Mall) to meet the store manager and firm up the details of the event. We had a great time and we can't wait to meet Brandon and Harriet on 10/29!
What bookish things have YOU been up to lately? Any author tours coming to your area? Are you going to any of Brandon's tour stops? Fill me in!