I hosted my first book group ever with Book Riot’s Read Harder Book Group in Los Angeles. This crazy city was one of the launch locations, but keep an eye out for groups in your area.
Blazing heat aside, we had a wonderful and lively chat about a diverse list of books and I walked away with an even longer to-buy list (The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson was the big take-away). I can’t believe I’ve been missing out on book groups all my life.
I also met a blog friend at the event! The lovely Bibliosa graced us with her presence, and I’m so glad I got to meet her in person. You should definitely check out her blog for book recs.
If you live around the L.A.-area, please join us! There’s no set list–talk about anything you’re reading.
Click here to RSVP for the next event on Saturday, October 17 at 1:00 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe. And if you have any tips for hosting book groups, do tell!
Book Riot is launching IRL book groups worldwide and Los Angeles is on the list! If you’re local, I hope you’ll join me for the first Read Harder book group meeting at Stories Books and Cafe in Echo Park on Saturday, September 19 at 1:00 p.m.
Click here to RSVP through Facebook.
Read whatever you want at your own pace and we’ll talk it out. The Read Harder book groups will meet once a month.
I hope to see you there!
My first book vlog is up!
Martha had once seen a woman eat an orange one after the other, popping wedges into her mouth mechanically, fluidly, her elbow a piston, not stopping to breathe or chew. Martha read books in the same manner. As if reading, like eating oranges, was an affliction.
I’m splitting up the vlog into a food section and a reading/writing section. Here’s Episode 2.2, wherein I offer some tips on Twitter use for writers and talk about Nick Harkaway’s Angelmaker. Stick around for Awkward Moments at the end!