RT Booklovers Convention was absolutely delightful, not so much because of any specific event, but because of all the great people I met there. I spent hours with my fellow reviewers at Smart Bitches Trashy Books – you can read a recap replete with photos written by SB Sarah here. I watched octopus documentaries with my roommate – our idea of how to party. I ate creme brûlée that was so good it brought tears to my eyes. I spent time with local friends and made new friends from all around the world. Special thanks to my new Australian friends who introduced me to Tim Tams, a food I expect to live on exclusively from this day forward.Also so happy to have met some fellow geeks – there’s nothing like trading stories about San Diego Comic-Con to build a fast bond between people!
By the way, this year the convention was at The Rio in Las Vegas. Folks, I had a great time, but EVERYONE hated that hotel. The service is great, everyone who works there works hard and is friendly, but the place is grimy and dark and smoky and depressing and it charges $4 for a banana. Luckily the convention space was much more pleasant and not smoky – be as that may be, my dear daughter was happy to see me when I came home but also said, “Mom, your hair smells bad” because of all the smoke in it. Blah.
Other than that, I had a wonderful time and came home with a huge stack of books. It’s going to be hard to return to my actual life! At least I can do it all again (at a different hotel) next year!