I'm off to spend the day at the LA Times Festival of Books. I was there yesterday, too. What an amazing day. Tonight or tomorrow I'll post photos of the interesting authors and people I met.
Hopefully, today my built in "Shut up now!!!" alarm will go off. Yesterday, I found myself talking until the once-listeners' eyes glazed over. Ugh! I get a little nutty around books. Hey, I'm not the only one. This festival is getting crazy - just crawling with book groupies.
I met a publisher from Berkeley yesterday who admitted to being an original nay-sayer, "Nah! You can't have a book festival in LA. Nobody reads there." Wow, was he wrong. But he's happy to admit it. Yep, every year it gets more crowded with book lovers. And people will wait in massively long lines as the sun beats down on them just to have a book signed or to get tickets to an author panel. So I'm not alone.
Anyway, I'm off! But this time I vow to listen to my inner "Shut up!!" alarm.
Until my next post, here's an opinon piece I wrote that's in today's LA Daily News, originally titled "Techno Bubble." It's another one of those cranky little things I write that makes me sound like I'm a ninety-year-old woman yelling at kids to get off my lawn.