Armchair BEA and today's topic is real life book experiences.
I have no idea where to begin because this is going to be almost painfully short. I don't usually go out and socialize about books outside of the internet. Why? I have no idea. Actually, I do. I'm painfully shy and it's easier for me to talk online. Having said that, I do attend Mysterious Galaxy's (the one in Redondo Beach) YA Book Group--although I won't be able to attend in June as ALA is going on that weekend. It's not terribly big, but it's fun to get together with a few teens (and an adult or two) to talk about YA. (Although there was that time when Melissa Meyer dropped by to talk with us about Cinder which was pretty darn awesome.)
I would love to meet up with other book bloggers in the South Bay area (the Los Angeles version of the South Bay, not the Bay area one) or maybe meet some at signings and whatnot, but again, I'm terribly shy. Also, I have this terrible habit of looking somewhat unfriendly but I promise you, if you mention books or book blogging, you'll see my entire demeanor change. (I mean, if you mention Doctor Who, Sherlock, and so forth, you'll get the same reaction as these are things I don't exactly talk to my "real life" friends about.) So if you ever see me, please do say hello! :) I'll be the pale, half-Asian chick probably rocking a pair of heels (except at ALA, I have a feeling that it'll be flats or wedges) and feeling terribly out of place--I hate going to these things alone.