Blogger Meetup, DC Conference & Superhero Reads
Kel Tuesday, July 26, 2016 reviewIn the weeks since I last posted (whoever said summer is relaxing and quiet and slow LIED), quite a bit has happened. I survived my first sourcing and spading assignments for the law journal. I grabbed dinner with an old high school buddy (at a place with a dress code...in a dress...and heels--all those who deny me my jeans and flip-flops shall feel my wrath).
On a really fun note, I had the pleasure of finally meeting Alyssa from The Eater of Books in person!
We've talked online for years but never crossed paths in the real world. I'm so glad that changed! She's literally one of the nicest people you'll meet, and it was so great to sit down and chat with her.I finally got to meet @Alyssa_Susanna in person!! And yes, she's just as awesome as she seems in real life. pic.twitter.com/DsX9rqSGJs— Kel Peterson (@kelpeterson) July 22, 2016
After that, I had to go to D.C. for a conference thingie. I'm the new president of a campus club chapter, and the national office put us all up for the weekend and gave us the ins and outs of getting speakers and running stuff. (A.k.a., my to-do list is now a mile longer.)
We also had a reception/networking event at the Supreme Court building! Sadly, no SCOTUS justices attended (and the space kind of reminded me of a tomb/mausoleum), but I met a bunch of super smart people from around the country and used Uber for the first time!
And took horrible pictures as usual. :) Also, last year's president is still around and willing to help me out. (Thank you, God! Panic level lowered to Yellow.)
Since my last post, I've read Ms. Marvel, Volumes 3 and 4; School for Sidekicks; and two Kate Daniels novels. Kate is pretty much the hero of her world, so I guess I was on a superhero kick?
The Ms. Marvel comics are fairly entertaining, but they always feel a little rushed to me. Like the storyline is there--it just needs more time and a little more meat to it. Also, the downside of reading them in volume form back to back is that certain feelings in Vol. 4 seem a little too soon in light of the major emotions in Vol. 3.
School for Sidekicks was okay, but I was disappointed. I think it'll probably still appeal to younger teen readers, especially guys, but I was expecting a little more humor and snark and fun. It stayed a little too serious (and even a tad depressing) for me.
I'm officially caught up on the Kate Daniels series! At least until the next book comes out in September. None of them have been 4-star "wow!" reads, but I consistently enjoy the series and am excited to pick up the next book. I've even gone back and reread some of the older books. There are plenty of series I drop after Book 1, so that's a hefty accomplishment.
I hope everyone's having a wonderful summer! I can't believe how fast it's going. My sister visits next week, school starts in less than a month, and I'm trying to watch lots of DCOM's pronto since Disney posted them ALL to OnDemand.
What have you guys been up to this month? Read any good books lately?