Meeting an author clearly influences whether or not I buy a book. Does it also influence how much I like a book?
2017 is almost over? Every year goes by faster and faster. This year, I've been lucky to be able to read a lot of great books!
Sometimes my interest level in something is inversely related to that something's popularity. Since I'm a dork, let me explain in diagram form...
It started in early fall 2001, on September 8, just before the numbers 9-11 would become burned into US history. But on that sunny Saturday, tragedy had not yet struck and the bookish excitement of the very first National Book Festival swallowed up the Library of Congress and stretched out onto the National Mall.