This past weekend, I had the lovely opportunity to travel to Los Angeles to participate in an in-person event with author Michael Connelly and the other members of the Sony Readers VIP Club. We've been discussing books online since November (our first discussion was The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor), and this weekend we talked about The Black Box by Michael Connelly.
Los Angeles was a bit of a shock to my system. I woke up in Michigan, where it was 4 degrees, and less than ten hours later I landed in sunny LA, where it was 85 degrees. My body protested by being alternatively hungry and exhausted all weekend long, and just about the time that I started convincing myself that 80 degrees in February could be natural, it was time to hop onto a place back to the snowy Midwest. Blech.
Nonetheless, I had a great time meeting other book lovers, catching up with family in my free time, and of course, chatting with Michael Connelly. The Black Box was my first book of his, but my dad is a fan and the conversation was great. You can read the highlights by going to my Twitter feed, and I'm sure you can catch a re-cap by heading over to the Sony Readers Facebook page! I also had a mild fangirl moment twice; once when I found out that Michael Connelly has been on the TV show Castle and therefore has met Nathan Fillion, and another time when the YA bookies of the group started talking about John Green with Connelly (his latest book mentions The Fault in Our Stars).
I definitely recommend that you all check out the Sony Book Club! Next month we're chatting with Molly Ringwald about her book When It Happens to You. (For real.) It's not too late to join in, and everyone can be a part of the conversations on Twitter or Facebook!
A huge thank you to Sony, Michael Connelly, and the other VIP members for making it such a great weekend!