It’s a delightful bookstore.
We had to stop by the D.C. temple and snap a couple of pictures. I do miss seeing this all the time.
Saturday morning, the sessions were fantastic. Lots of food for thought on diversity and intersectionality and representation. But my favorite panel was the graphic novel one. It was so much fun.
Maggie Thrash is my new favorite person.
And I got two of Kristen’s graphic novels signed by the author and illustrator. They were impressed at how well loved they were.
I took lots of “notes” on Twitter as I was listening (as did lots of other people). Check out #kidlitcon if you’re interested.
Saturday afternoon, I was feeling cooped up again, so I went for another walk, this time down to the harbor.
Someone was getting married…
I did make it out to dinner with a group of people, which was a delight as always. That, and they talked me into being in charge next year. So there’s that as well.
My book pile from the weekend. I did read through some of it…
There was a Cybils board meeting (we’re a non-profit now, yay!) and I had enough time after to get back to my room to watch the live feed of the Dr. Horrible Sing-Along Blog Reunion Panel at New York Comic Con. I love the internet.
Sunday morning, a group of us went on a walking tour of Baltimore. (I walked a lot this weekend. Huh.) I loved the convergence of old and new in the town. And it was delightful spending a morning with these ladies walking and talking and seeing the city.
We looked at each other and said: Anyone else see a snitch?
I needed a donut fix. Of course.
We were on our way back by bus, when it stopped by the harbor. I decided, on a whim, to get out. Because water. I wandered around for a bit.
And then decided, on a whim, to take a water taxi. Best decision of the weekend.
I took myself out for lunch before my Nook friend picked me up again.
One of the places I didn’t get to on the walk was the Enoch Pratt Library, so we stopped in there. It’s gorgeous.
Oh, I got to ride in this a few times over the weekend. I was incredibly happy.
And my Nookish friends. There was a party and a lot of people asked how I knew everyone and were quite surprised when I said that I’d met them on the internet. Sometimes, the internet is a pretty great place.
Then I came home and went back to regular life. It was good to get away, and I am glad, in the end, that I did!