Sara Reyes | What’s the Readers ‘n ‘ritas Conference?

Readers 'n 'ritas 2008If you’ve heard the rumors I’ll have to admit some of them are true. When I meet with authors and readers we have the reputation for closing down restaurants, as in staying past normal closing hours. I’m not sure where it began but I think it’s possible it was Bellevue, Washington at the only Emerald City Writers conference I attended in the ’90s. Yup, it’s been a long long time. And not just ‘odd’ places, I’ve managed to have the people in charge turn up the music, get the pregnant hostess to ask us to vacate and more. Amazing how easy it is to get a reputation. And why you might ask? Well, it’s because when I get with readers and authors we talk and talk and talk — about books! And we don’t want to stop.

So many people told me over the years they’d like to be part of this “in” crowd that it only made sense a couple of years ago to give it a whirl. Our first Readers ‘n ‘ritas. The name is simple, I like readers and I adore margaritas, so the name made sense to me — two of my favorite things. The goal was simple too — have a weekend of great fun talking books and being with readers and authors. Makes sense, right?

Now is the time for you to join us and become part of the legend. This year our authors include: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dianna Love, Candace Havens, Lauren Willig, Dakota Cassidy, Jaye Wells, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Michele Bardsley, Rachel Caine, Tara Taylor Quinn, and Jane Porter,

Spend a weekend together in North Texas: find new friends, spend time with other readers, get to know authors in an intimate relaxed setting, get a bunch of new books, and much more.

The convention is held on the second weekend of November in North Texas. We kick it off Friday night with a casual get-together, breakfast with new friends on Saturday followed by reader oriented panels, interviews, and discussion groups as well as a lunch with authors, a HUGE book trade, private book signing, table talks, plus margarita hour with conversation and fun! Saturday night we break up for dinner with authors and friends. Sunday is a low-key brunch.

Get your TICKET today!! Tell your friends and join us for a ‘rita on November 12th – 14th, 2010!!! You’ll be glad you did! Honest!

Sara ReyesUntil next time…Get out there and READ a book…
Sara Reyes
DFW Tea Readers Group
Join us at Readers ‘n ‘ritas November 12-14, 2010! with Sherrilyn Kenyon and more guests

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Sara Reyes | To Read YA or Not, That’s my question…

Sara ReyesWhat New on Sara's book shelfWhat a wild week I’ve had: three signings attended (if I was a woman with super powers I could have gone to seven of interest), two author dinners, one reader lunch and one reader dinner. Today I go to our monthly tea and we’ll have a guest, Marie Bostwick. But first all this gadding about is expensive and second fun and third, exhausting. Why exhausting? Good question, I’ll tell you! Because I bought a bunch of books and oh, my, even YA ones. And now I’ve got to read them!

All right I can say I’ve read YA in the recent past, after all, you’ve heard our stories of being there for at least three of the final Harry Potter release parties, which I’ll always remember until I die. They were fun and I doubt ever to be replicated no matter how hard they try to make a book or series so “important.” HP has the magical quality of reaching all generations. And it was in all the media: books, audio, movies, games. Only thing I know missing is the television and since The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ is now open, they’ve covered the theme park version as well. And yes, I’ll be going to Orlando this summer, it’s a must see adventure.

But, back to the subject of YA (young adult in case I’ve lost anyone). I do read some but not an overwhelming amount. It’s usually something brought to my attention forcibly, in other words I don’t necessarily hunt them out, but I won’t dismiss a new author because they only write YA, otherwise, how would I have found and fell in love with Rosemary Clement-Moore? But I’ve found more and more of my favorite authors are straying into YA. Next thing I know, Nora Roberts will! A young Eve Dallas perhaps? That would be just wrong, I’m afraid!

So why do they do it? Reasons I hear are I started writing when I was young so I have young stories and ideas (Hmm, I started reading when I was young but I grew up and so did my reading tastes. Just a statement.) I’ve always wanted to write a YA novel. (I’ve always wanted to be 25, can I? no. Except maybe in my head.) I write outside the box and in YA they encourage out of the norm stories (This is true but in most stories somebody dies, no adults are heroes and the guy and girl never ever get a HEA.) I’m still a child and think like a child. (Seriously, I really did hear this come out of the lips of a 50 year old woman. I wasn’t sure if we should be checking her for the meds she forgot or if she was making a joke.) But I really think the most honest answer is the YA books are outselling 2 to 1.

When I heard from Kelley Armstrong her new YA books are outselling her adult books by the ratio of 2 to 1. I was shocked. Really shocked. I knew that YA was über popular, you’d have to never visit a bookstore or discount retailer not to know this because their book shelves are dictated by what’s selling and the YA books outnumber the rest, but I never realized the ratio was so large. It’s no wonder everyone is rushing to be a YA author. But my hope is we “adult” readers won’t be abandoned by our favorites and forced to subsist on a diet of strictly YA novels. Unfortunately, I desire a bit of HEA in my diet. And adults as heroes. And a few other things that give the adult in me, hope.

What do you think? Are you a YA fan at heart? Like variety? Will read anything your favorite author reads, even YA? Only read YA (no crime in that btw)?

Until next time…Get out there and READ a book…
Sara Reyes
DFW Tea Readers Group
Join us at Readers ‘n ‘ritas November 12-14, 2010! with Sherrilyn Kenyon and more guests

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PS comment and you could win a signed copy of A THREAD SO THIN or LIVE TO TELL in this weekend’s blog contest. Two WINNERS!!!

Sara Reyes | A Short Step Back…What was old is new…

FORCE 10 From NavaronneIt’s odd to think, but the 20th Century is really over, it’s history. can you believe it? We’re in the 21st Century. Even a familiar trademarks, “20th Century Fox” really shows its age. We’ve begun the second decade of the 21st century. Wow, put that way, I just feel old.

The past week our Fresh Picks were all books set in the “World Wars” era. What exactly does that mean? For our definition we used anything between 1910 to 1946. Arbitrary but we do need boundaries. Many new books are being set from the early to mid 20th century: thrillers, mysteries, romances, coming-of-age and paranormals. A plethora of choices. But it made me think. When did what I was taught in school as “Modern History – 1870 to current” become old?

Seriously it had to be forced to change because no one I know lived in the 19th century and very very few in the first decade of the 20th century hence we need a different set of years for “Modern.” So obviously there was a redefining of “modern age” and I missed it! Those old German power mongers have been replaced multiple times by other power mongers. The Russian revolution rose, flourished and fell. The Chinese ditto. Japan expanded an empire and lost it. US became world heroes but overplayed their role. Then there is the power of oil which makes and breaks countries and regions on a yearly basis. It’s all confusing. And in my world, I’d like to get away from the clutter and confusion. So I welcomed the return to a set period of time, not too far in the distance that I couldn’t see videos of it but long enough away that it was very different from my current world.

For many years, the period of the early 20th century has not been the setting for popular books, it still isn’t overwhelmingly popular but there are many books if you look around that make great reads. And for me it’s like a homecoming of sorts. I grew up in a rural area with library books that were published in the 40s, 50s and 60s. Lots of derring do and espionage set in Europe or Far East. People escaping from tyrants or discovering the charm of the Left Bank and a whole new way of living and cooking. But some of my favorite books are the gentle tales by Dorothy Garlock of the Depression era plains areas. And I have very fond memories of reading Helen MacInnes and Alistair MacLean. Yes, I had a strange fascination with the Scots, at least the authors who had been involved in espionage.

So, I hope you’ll add some of your favorite books set in the early to mid 20th century, tell us what we missed or should consider. And if this is all foreign to you, I urge you to try it out. You’d be surprised at the gems lurking 60 to 80 years in the past.

Sara ReyesUntil next time…Get out there and READ a book…
Sara Reyes
DFW Tea Readers Group
Join us at Readers ‘n ‘ritas November 12-14, 2010! with Sherrilyn Kenyon and more guests

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Sara Reyes | New, Updated, Reissue…or a Cheat?

Sara's book shelfOn Sara’s Bookshelf: Mary Balogh classics and latest from Jacqueline Winspear

Last week I whined, moaned and generally threw a fit over something that usually doesn’t bother me too much — reading a series out of order. And let me tell you, my friends and acquaintances heard it over and over. I was SO unhappy and felt the need to share. Aren’t you lucky you only had to read about it? Trust me, you should be! But during all my whining I must admit that I continued to read Christine Warren‘s books. I’ve now finished all that are available (still missing the two which were released as e-book and not yet “rewritten”) and I’ve got some semblance of order in my mind. I’ve also had a few good hours of reading enjoyment. And in the end, isn’t that what is important?

But my moaning to others brings to mind, how do you feel about books that are initially issued in a format and then re-written or expanded into another format and you as the unsuspecting reader purchase said “new” book? Are you upset? Do you take it in stride? Happy to have more material? Or do you feel the original is enough, thank you!

The topic came up at book club and it’s been something I’ve stewed over for years. It’s not anything new with the popularity of ebooks, many previously published series books have been expanded or updated and have new titles slapped on them and issued as “new.” For those of us who had read the original this is very aggravating and annoying, for those who never read the original, it’s no big deal. However, it will happen to them. History does repeat itself.

So, if something is “updated” do you want to know, say, on the copyright page? The back cover? The front cover? Clearly listed on the author’s website? Or do you just not care?

Sara ReyesUntil next time…Get out there and READ a book…
Sara Reyes
DFW Tea Readers Group
Join us at Readers ‘n ‘ritas November 12-14, 2010! with Sherrilyn Kenyon and more guests

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PS comment and you could win signed books in this weekend’s blog contest. Two WINNERS!!!

PSS a big thank you to all who helped me try to piece together a reading order of Christine Warren‘s Others books. I won’t say we achieved complete success but we’ve made a serious and workable dent!

Sara Reyes | To Read or Not To Read… Is It Work?

Book stashReading…it’s something I’ve had to do every day since before I can really remember. Reading is so fundamental, to quote a literacy ad campaign, I can’t imagine life without it. In fact when my eyes shut down for a week I remember not the physical pain but the agony of not being able to read. I felt isolated, depressed, and very uneasy with life. So when I got a groaning sensation in my head because I had “mandatory reading” to do this week, it was time to reflect.

And also time to think about books…in general I always read at least one fiction book a day. It helps me settle down so I can go to sleep. This is my shut down period and I’m seldom so tired I can’t read a good part of a book. Even if I’m up till 3am to finish some work. So. like so many addicted readers, I have a stash of books in most rooms I use in my house: kitchen, living room, family room, dining room, bedroom, bathrooms, and hall. You never know when you’ll have a moment to read so better be prepared is my motto. And I take advantage of the stashes.

Building iPhone AppsBut I also read non-fiction, self-help books which are usually computer, technical or business centric. I need the computer stuff to make my business better (you know, Fresh Fiction and other sites), the business stuff on improving the company, and inspirational stuff to keep going. Also enjoy reading biographies and histories about people, events and cultures to help make sense of the world I live in.

So, this week I had to cross a line in my head, I had three books to read so I could be prepared for book signings and interviews. And the reading felt like work. I sorta groaned and forced myself to take time to read. It wasn’t really hard but there was this part of me that just was stubborn and wanted to read something else. I even wanted to finish a book on how to make an iPhone app! Seriously, that is so wrong on so many levels.

My question or thought is … do you have the same problem at times? Is there a book you bought and you feel obligated to finish? Does it feel like “work?” Do you just blow it off? Or are you slightly resentful?

Sara ReyesUntil next time…

Get out there and READ a book…
Sara Reyes
DFW Tea Readers Group
Join us at Readers ‘n ‘ritas November 12-14, 2010! with Sherrilyn Kenyon and more guests

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PS comment and you could win signed books in this weekend’s blog contest. Two WINNERS!!!

Sara Reyes | Out of Order, It’s a Mess!

BIG BAD WOLF
Look, I’m not usually cranky about reading books out of order, but thanks to a reading friend, I’ve discovered Christine Warren‘s world of The Others, and OMG, HELP me figure this out!

It’s not that the books are bad…actually they are quite entertaining, but I’ve been spending SO much time trying to figure out the timeline and how all the stories fit together that it’s absolutely pulling me out of the stories. As I said before this usually doesn’t bug me, but this series is doing a real trip on me.

Back story is…apparently the books were first issued as shorter ebooks and now that Christine has hit the best sellers lists, St. Martin’s Press is having her re-work the shorter ebooks into longer novels. But since I never read her ebooks, the tantalizing snippets of people such as Luc and Corrine, Danice and Mac confuse me. Then I’ve got to know whatever happened to Logan? He shows up in BIG BAD WOLF as such a great secondary character and then just disappears. But they keep mentioning he moved to Connecticut. Huh? It’s really annoying! And what’s with the demons and Fae, are they sticking around or not? And whatever happened to the witches? And who’s on the Council and who’s the guy in charge? The cast of characters in the books keeps changing and so does the timeline. Don’t give me a book as the Others #9 when it’s really the beginning of the timeline. It just kind of messes with my brain too much.

So, anyone else have an opinion on books reworked from earlier versions and then published out of the timeline? Or am I the only crazy reader here?

Sara ReyesUntil next time…

Get out there and READ a book…

Sara Reyes

DFW Tea Readers Group

Join us at Readers ‘n ‘ritas November 12-14, 2010! with Sherrilyn Kenyon and more guests

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PS comment and you could win signed books in this weekend’s blog contest. Two WINNERS!!!

Sara Reyes | Do You Glom?

Sara ReyesI’ve been thinking about the characteristics or traits of a bookaholic recently. Maybe it’s time for introspection or I’m bored, no matter, I’ve been thinking about “stuff” and one of those is why do I call myself “addicted to reading.” I am. I read every thing. I read the paper. In today’s world that might be old fashioned but I enjoy fighting with the paper to get to the next part of an article. And it’s always a battle for me. The paper NEVER cooperates and folds nicely on the creases. I also read abandoned brochures. Sure some day I might buy that lake property in Arkansas, it could happen. I read any magazine left around unless it’s too grimy or in a doctor’s office. I never read magazines at a doctor’s office because I’ve got the theory stuck in my head the previous readers were sick and I’m sick enough thank-you-very-much. But I do read magazines when I’m waiting at the stylist. Those handlers when I think about it have just as many sick germs as the doctor’s office. Hmm. Well, most days while I wait I read my phone because it has email and NPR on it, so I can connect. Anyway, the point is I read obsessively and all the time. Enough that I’ve labeled myself as addicted to reading.

But one of the most misunderstood descriptions of an addicted reader is glomming. Non-readers really don’t get it. First, my definition of “glom” is the search for ALL published material by an author or within a series. Glomming is the act of finding and acquiring said material. Glommer is the person who performs the search. I’ve only glommed for twenty or so authors in my life. Or at least the life I remember. One of my first glomming incidents was discovering the world of Pern and dragons and obsessively collecting all the Anne McCaffery Pern books. I even picked up her non-dragon books and was delighted. Another author was Mary Stewart. She may have been my very first, beginning in junior high. Wow, she wrote of a sophisticated world that was a universe away from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Filled with spies, murders, intrigue and international European settings. I loved her. Then she wrote Merlin books and lost me. Ah, well. It wasn’t my time for Merlin, maybe later. After my European adventures I discovered Jane Aiken Hodge. Ah, European, but not just England. She tossed in France, Russia, Poland, Vienna, and Savannah. She made European history in high school come alive for me.

More recent gloms have included Lois McMaster Bujold and Janet Evanovich. the Bujold Vorkisian universe and characters are ones I revisit yearly, almost as a ritual. The Evanovich I sold. Sometimes books hold up and sometimes they do not. It’s sad when you go through a glomming adventure, finally collect all the books and then settle in for a good solid week of reading and then feel left down. It happens. But it’s more the case you’ll glom and have a wonderful adventure of reading a new-to-you author who delights with every book, or at least makes you feel it was worth all the effort.

Recent glomming has been made so much easier with the Internet. Ten years ago you discovered new authors from reader groups, yahoo or listserves. That’s how I found Mary Balogh, Jo Beverly and Mary Jo Putney. I had some of their books but never realized they had whole series! Then groups like book store junkies formed of like-minded people who could help you find and price books. I remember being SO excited when a package would arrive filled with books from a far away state or country. It was like Christmas and birthday rolled up into one. But no one in my family “got it.” They seriously could not understand my excitement over plastic wrapped used books. Better than an Amazon package because those packages contained something that a glommer treasured, a book or two to complete a set.

Today I have a good friend who will hunt down books for me, and I love her! Amazon and other sites will help you find entire backlists easily and quickly and give you and idea of what they’re worth. But there is still the joy in the hunt. Of wandering into a used book store or garage sales with a book table or boxes or into a thrift store and finding that one book you’ve been looking for and not having to spend $30 to acquire.

But things are changing, now old backlists are being issued as Kindle versions so that search may not be so hard. And the annoyance of finding the book you’re reading is number 8 in a series and only the last three are still in print, so good luck in finding the missing ones that will explain all those nasty gaps you just don’t get may finally have come to an end. And maybe if an author doesn’t sell book three of a trilogy to their old publisher, it will still see the light of day in an e-version. I have high hopes!

So are you a glommer? If so, who have you glommed? How do you do it? Search in stores personally? Hire / commission a glommer? or do you buy online?

Until next time…

Get out there and READ a book…

Sara Reyes

DFW Tea Readers Group

Join us at Readers ‘n ‘ritas November 12-14, 2010! with Sherrilyn Kenyon and more guests

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PS comment and you could win signed books in this weekend’s blog contest. Two WINNERS!!!

Sara Reyes | Best Tea Etiquette in Three Easy Steps

tea serviceOne of the burdens of being a coordinator for a book club that meets for a high tea is doing the research. Yes, the research of trying out new tea rooms or houses or restaurants touting their tea service. It’s a glamorous life you’d think but unfortunately because you can spell “tea” it doesn’t mean you can serve a “tea” I’ve found. Plus there is a price point that must be met as well. Our DFW Tea members have been meeting since 1995 and they, as I, have become very particular. There is nothing wrong with our tastes or our requirement that a tea shop delivers a great solid high tea. After all, we have a tea every month, it’s sometimes the highlight of our week, we enjoy meeting fellow members and author guests and we have FUN!

This week I tried out a new tea room by attending a class on tea etiquette. Even though I’ve gone to teas for a few decades it never hurts to learn the etiquette or see what I’m doing right (or wrong in case I stray from the rules). Our instructor Cindy was a true conessieur of tea drinking and gave us a fast overview of what to do a tea in three easy steps. She also covered the history of tea and some of its most famous incidents! She was so much fun I hope we’ll have her at our fall conference with Sherrilyn Kenyon, Readers ‘n ‘ritas. Although we’ll have a margarita happy hour, perhaps there will be time to imbibe a cup of tea!

Three Easy Steps to the Best Tea Etiquette
1. Tea is a social event so be prepared to be friendly and outgoing. The rules are thank the hostess for inviting you and move on. Compliment her on the table setting to show your appreciation. Once you are seated be sure to introduce yourself to every one else at your table and include how you know the hostess. In the case of our tea group I’d add what type of books I like the most or what I’ve read last.

2. Tea is communal. Practice your sharing. You’ll share a sugar dish, a jam jar, a Devonshire (clotted) cream bowl and possibly butter. Use the communal instruments with care simply to move a personal portion from the server to your plate or cup. After the portion is on your plate, use your own knife or spoon to place on the scone or biscuit. And your own spoon to quietly stir your tea.

3. As a tea is a bridge meal and a social occasion, your food is served in small sizes, so you may use your fingers to enjoy the sandwiches, sconces and miniature desserts. But try to take small enough bites so you won’t be surprised with your mouth full when you’re asked a question.

And basically, that’s it to a high tea. I’d personally add, have a matching brewed tea with each course and always include chocolate in the final course, but then I’m picky. Our teas have been going strong for more than a decade. I’ve become accustomed to checking out tea rooms in cities and towns that I visit across the country, and you’ll find someone in your area that loves to do “tea.” Just look around and make an excuse to spend an afternoon enjoying the company of friends or new acquaintances over tea. You’ll be glad you did when you discover the fun of “having tea.”

Oh, yes, that pinky raised bit, not necessary with a handled cup. There you go!

Sara ReyesUntil next time…

Get out there and READ a book…

Sara Reyes

DFW Tea Readers Group

Join us at Readers ‘n ‘ritas November 12-14, 2010! with Sherrilyn Kenyon and more guests

See you on the Twitter (@FreshFiction)

PS comment and you could win signed books in this weekend’s blog contest. Two WINNERS!!!

Sara Reyes | 5 Reasons to Get Out Of Town

Peaches with coffeeOne thing I learned at South By Southwest (SXSW) is to occasionally have blog posts with a number in the title. So, being I finally got home after an event-filled eight days, yes, I counted them, and thought, why there is my blog title! Woo Hoo! I originally wanted “Dead To Me” but thought definitely too negative. I’d really rather concentrate on the positive this morning. So here goes: Five Reasons to Get Out of Town.

  • 1. Anticipation is to be savored
  • It’s exciting to anticipate the journey. Sometimes the thought of leaving is so thrilling and adrenaline pumping it makes or breaks the entire trip. Be wise and temper the enthusiasm if you’re emotional, otherwise let ‘er rip!

  • 2. Make New Friends
  • Don’t be afraid to talk to strangers. If you need to give yourself an out, take a page out of Gwen’s playbook and “be the hostess” the one who performs the introductions, makes sure no one is standing alone, put out your hand, shake and introduce yourself. Ask about the other person. It works, trust me!

  • 3. Be Flexible
  • Rigid is not a good thing. So if the panel is full, or you meet someone who wants to keep talking, let it flow! If your companions insist on going to a restaurant you don’t like, be gracious. New experiences will lead to unanticipated results. Sometimes just trusting fate works out very well. You never know who you’ll meet at that restaurant you can’t stand and if you’d thrown a fit, it would never have occurred! How tragic!

  • 4. Expect the Unexpected
  • Know that something not just good but great is going to happen! Every SINGLE day! Go at it from the minute you leave the door of your room to getting on the elevator to the last minute of a long night that something wonderful is happening and you’re living the experience. If you combine expectation with being flexible you will have a series of “perfect” days. Think of Ferris Bueller. Even though his day had ups and downs it was a “perfect” day. It really works!

  • 5. Review Your Experiences
  • Take the time to internally review every thing that occurred or you learned. Do follow up immediately, send a thank you email while it’s fresh, write up your thoughts in a note book or your computer, where ever it’s practical for you. If you can, talk about the trip with others. The writing and speaking help solidify your experience.

Home is a sweet place to be

After all the traveling, snafus, strange coffees and stranger beds, it’s always good to come home to where your pets and family love you, you know how to work the shower (or bath for those who are addicted to bathing) and you don’t have to worry about running out of anything! Being greeted at the door by an excited canine is always gratifying. The dogs are usually more demonstrative than the husband, but hey, you get it where you can! And waking up to a your own coffee is heavenly for this coffee addict!

So, I’m home and back to work after a night’s sleep on my own bed with its wonderful sheets and a dog sprawled across my legs. Bliss!

Sara ReyesUntil next time…

Get out there and READ a book…

Sara Reyes

DFW Tea Readers Group

Join us at Readers ‘n ‘ritas November 12-14, 2010! with Sherrilyn Kenyon and more guests

See you on the Twitter (@FreshFiction)

PS comment and you could win signed books in this weekend’s blog contest. Two WINNERS!!!

Sara Reyes | Off to the Festivals

South byI’m not quite sure what I should use as the label for South by South West (SXSW) or “South by.” It’s a film festival, a music festival and now more than ever an “Interactive” conference / festival. It’s the result of what’s happening in the “real” world. You know, the convergence of our lives and the stuff we do. Like we listen to music which is now almost all electronically stored on files, played in little devices that make us laugh when we think back to the days of the Sony Walkman, or even, bless me, the LP. We get our movies and shows on our computers and even on our phones which have become handy devices to entertain while we’re waiting or bored. We can see what’s happening in our worlds, check the weather forecast, listen to music, watch a film and read a book. It’s a wonderful gadget and almost every one has one type or another.

So this gathering in Austin, the SXSW experience is amazing. I’ve met all ages, types, sizes and nationalities of people. From the geeks for tech to the nerds for film, to the secret readers of “trash fiction” (that would be what I read I gathered) to evangelists for change (political, cultural, or other). It’s an amazing time filled with much anticipation, energy and innovation.

Why do I go when all I do is “books?” Well, the experience over the years has given flight to my imagination to do things at Fresh Fiction. My doing things pays off for fellow readers and authors. It’s all a big circle and it keeps getting larger with all the “new” stuff we can do.

And yeah, I’m seeing people standing in lines reading their Kindle, their Sony, their Nook. Oh, yes, and the old fashioned paper books. It’s a people thing. Whatever floats your boat.

If you’re curious I invite you to follow our Tweets (@freshfiction through next Saturday. We’ll be ‘rawking’ Austin and the festival!

Sara ReyesAccidentally DemonicUntil next time…

Get out there and READ a book…

Sara Reyes

DFW Tea Readers Group

Join us at Readers ‘n ‘ritas November 12-14, 2010! with Sherrilyn Kenyon and more guests

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