A Bookish Adventure, Part 2 (#12 of 30)

So…We left off with me still wandering around accosting authors. Let’s continue, shall we? 

Here’s Delilah Devlin

…And Cat Johnson

Julie James was a pleasure. She had just won Dabwaha, and there’s SUCH a pretty purple dress on the cover of her book, so I was weak and bought A Lot Like Love…

Mari Carr. Oh, Mari, Mari, Mari. Every time she posts one of her Snippets, I end up buying another book of hers. At some point she’ll run out of backlist, right? 

Here’s Shannon K. Butcher, whose books I had JUST started to read the week before…

Kelly Jamieson

And the Parade of Authors concludes with Tracy Wolff whose books I didn’t know until this convention. However, Katie, Shayera and I spent a bit of time talking books with her, and we realized with very few exceptions, all four of us love the same books. In fact, Tracy and I often said things at the same time that night. LOL Tons of fun. I’ve gone back and gone through her contemporary romance for Harlequin and I really enjoyed them all…

After the authors, Shayera, her friend (whose name totally escapes me), Katie, and I all went to lunch, then Katie and I did some exploring around town.

First off… DANG that Katie is TALL!!!! Sheesh! If I didn’t love her so much, I’d hate her. And no, she’s not wearing heels. Sadly, neither was I. *sigh*

We went to the Central Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, which was practically across the street from the hotel. It being L.A., we drove. LOL. 

We also did a quick trip to the Griffith Observatory, which, conveniently, is also one of the best places to view and take pictures of the Hollywood Sign. And bonus: it’s free, and open late.

They had this INCREDIBLE display. It is this really LONG ramp hallway going from one level down to another, and at the beginning of the hallway is this cloud of stars which represents the big bang, and then there is a stream of stars waving down the hallway showing a timeline of the universe, and it ends with an arrow signifying the future. What’s remarkable about the exhibit is the entire thing is made out of jewelry. Vintage and costume and real and fake, but the entire thing is made out of necklaces, pins, earrings, charms, and every piece of it (with the exception of the arrow at the end) all have stars or moons or something celestial on it. It was just stunning and so creative. 

Then it was time to take Katie back to the hotel and say goodbye. *sniffle* I tried to get her to move here, but, sadly, she’s now taken a new job and has moved even FARTHER* away! 

Lynda the Guppy
aka Fish With Sticks
aka Hollywood Tour Operator 

*If “farther” is wrong, I blame Cyn. She knows why.

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