As most of you know I have been the co-host of The Readers podcast for about 107 episodes so far. Recently Simon and I had the distinct pleasure of welcoming about 18 of our listeners to San Francisco for a weekend of hanging out and book-based banter. It was a little challenging organizing three days of activities in one city siting in another about 3,000 miles away. But, happily, everything worked out really well. It was so much fun getting to know so many wonderful bookish people. The only real problem is that I took almost no pictures of the proceedings or the participants.
We ate, we went book shopping, we got a bespoke tour of the rare book collection at the San Francisco Public Library, and we recorded three episodes with a live audience. Those recording sessions was my favorite part of the weekend. It was so much fun expanding our regular chatter to include others. One of the episodes we recorded was the discussion of Hot Milk by Deborah Levy which was our summer read along pick. If you haven’t read it yet you still have time before the episode goes live. I think you will enjoy the discussion.
You sure packed a lot in for the weekend. I am happy you had such a good time.
I was wondering what was happening with this, as I was expecting to see a lot more on social media! Or maybe it was all there and I missed it. I love the idea of your bookshop gallery of recommendations – hopefully the others will see this and give permission to be shown :)
Vogue Knitting sounds awesome – but then again so does the rest of your weekend!
(And yes I realize Vogue Knitting was the knitting conference :-D)