Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Yeah for Utah Bloggers (and Authors)!

I'm not a very outgoing person.  I think I mentioned it before, when we had the summer Utah book blogging social.  But, I decided to put more effort into mingling and socializing at our latest event.  I definitely improved, but I have a long way to go yet.  

We gathered because of the beautiful organizing skills of these fine ladies, who deserve our thanks:

Natasha from Maw Books
Suey from It's All About Books
Becky from One Literature Nut

Here's a list of many of the Utah book bloggers and there were lots and lots of them at the social on Saturday (as well as Utah authors).  I didn't meet nearly as many as I'd like, but I did talk to a few.  I was really happy to meet Suey from It's All About Books, Kim from Good Clean Reads and Alison from So Many Books, So Little Time.  I also met Brenda from Brenda Loves Books and a few others who I listened to, but didn't actually talk with.  I had a few minutes (or seconds) to chat again with Cari from Bookscoops, Becky from One Literature Nut, Angie from Angieville, and Natasha from Maw Books.  

Where I failed, however, was in chatting with the authors (I'd try to name them all, but I'm sure I'd leave some out). Seriously, I have an inability to approach them. One thing at a time, I guess. Anyway, here are some photos that other people took, since I didn't bring a camera.

This photo was taken from Suey's fabulous recap at It's All About Books (there are tons more photos there too and she names the people in them :)
I'd better not try to name everyone in this photo, since I don't know everyone, but that's me in the front (with the long hair) and that's as close as I got to Shannon Hale the whole evening :)

(photo courtesy of Natasha)
Lots of authors and bloggers here, all of them very cool.  And since he's the sole male in the photo, I'll point out James Dashner.
I'm already looking forward to our summer social! 

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  1. It was lovely to see you again. I wish we'd had more time to talk!

  2. It was so nice to meet you! I feel so bad that you didn't get to meet Shannon Hale. If she's at the next one I'm going to make sure you meet her (since she and I are such buds now;) ).

  3. Angie, I know! I will just have to make up for it by reading all your posts :)

    Kim, that will totally help. I need all the motivation I can get! (and of course we are buds :)

  4. Seriously, I should have hauled you with me when I went over to the "crazy" table. They weren't near as scary as they sounded! :)

  5. Suey, I've got to work on not needing to be hauled :) I'm sure it was riotous fun at their table, though.

  6. That's so cool that you Utah bloggers do this! Looks like fun!

  7. It really was fun :) Makes me never want to move.

  8. I so have to make the next one. Sigh.


  9. Britt, for sure. And then you can bring your new baby!


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