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Mullica Hill Book Festival:
Saturday I went to the Mullica Hill Book Festival, their first, and it was fun, but hot. Very, very hot. It was like July humidity and temperatures. My cell had a charging crisis, so I don't have any pictures. :( Essentially, there were small tents along Main Street hosting used book sales and local authors, as well as a small setup for the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society (which had a talented group of artists). Most of the authors were self-publishers (including two I knew from church), though I recognized at least one Big 5-er (Kit Grindstaff).

Besides selling books, the other goal of the day, I think, was to drive foot traffic in the small businesses along Main Street--lots of little antique and decor shops, which were cool to look at and had AC. ;) There was also a dinner theater musical fundraiser at the end, but I didn't stay. Maybe next year.


New Toy:
Trello - a visual organizer, note taker, index card organizer--thing. I'm bad at explaining it, but it's a website/app for keeping boards, which have lists, which have cards, which have pictures, activities, checklists, etc. It can be used for collaborative projects, too. Right now, I'm giving it a test run on story ideas, outlining strategies (authors kindly posted for our perusal), reading schedules and school stuff.




Currently Reading:

It's weird. I was really enjoying Six of Crows, but I'm at about 70%, and I kind of stalled. I'm actually going to have to force myself to go back to it and finish (because I'm not wasting all that reading with how far behind I am on the GR Challenge). :(

That's it for this week's happenings! Thanks for stopping in and check back tomorrow for my review of  A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab! In which a traveler and a thief try to save several Londons. :)

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  1. I'm sorry to hear about Six of Crows. :( I started that recently too, but I actually "stalled" straight away. I didn't dislike it, but I wasn't clicking with it AT ALL, you know? I didn't feel invested or interested or any of that. So I only got about 150 pages in before putting it down. :(

    I hope you manage to power through and that you end up liking it again!

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    1. Thank you! I hope so, too, but I'm glad to know I'm not the only one running into issues. I'm not even entirely sure what happened, but hopefully I can ID it before review time.

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