Now a lot of these events are directed towards YA books and YA book readers but this one, while having a few YA things, was more directed to adults; a nice change of pace. The keynote speech was by Haven Kimmel author of these amazing memoirs and even has some other books I've yet to read. I must rectify that.
I loved these memoirs and highly recommend them! The keynote speech was unlike any I've ever been to. We had Haven start a discussion on Ereaders. We heard all sorts of opposing opinions and it was fascinating to me, though, some people were disappointed she didn't talk more about her past. Well, I say, read the books if you want to know more about her past! Anywho, it was a blast.
We then went to a session where the library director and some library workers talked about the best books they'd read in 2011. Sigh! You can imagine the list of books I walked away with. No? Well let me enlighten you. I've been trying really hard for the past six months to not break the 600 mark of books on my TBR list. Well, it's all over now!
Eight books people! Ahhh! No, I'm excited for them but it sure didn't help the poor TBR list. Plus, as you may have noticed, these are all adult books. Some are even nonfiction. I mean, I love YA books but every once and a while you need a change, you know?
So, yeah, that's how a fun event pushed me over the 600 mark on my TBR list.