Monday, September 15, 2008

Brooklyn Book Fest '08

At the fest I met some people I know only from the internets. Now they know that my skin glistens pink like a piglet on a spit, my hand shake is wet and desultory and that I may be a little slow. Thanks 90% humidity! Even SEC, my stalwart companion on this excursion, who looked unaffected by the heat, had to go home and lie down after a few hours.

As you can see from above, I didn't get much. The three copies of Mothers & Other Monsters are parts of an evil plan, The Baum Plan for Financial Independence and Other Stories was given a thumbs up from Joel, a man who knows his sci-fi stuff, the Monstrosities booklet caught my eye, Ugly Duckling Presse gets me all hot with their design but I am afraid of poetry and the Melville House novellas were irresistible. Look at those paint chip colors! Not pictured are an issue of One Story by Katherine Karlin, a trial subscription to the same and a tote bag from Word books. It was the sturdiest tote for the price, my friends. Also, after sweatily bugging Goodloe Byron for a good hour, I picked up a copy of the new edition of his free book The Abstract.

The best of the evening was after the fest--an Austrian meet and great complete with comics talk, delicious food and cool folk courtesy of looka and eva. Thanks guys!


diana said...

hi, it's diana from the G train to greenpoint! found your blog and i love it! i'll be reading, and it was lovely to meet you. you didn't look like you were melting TOO much. :)

Matt said...

Sounds like a fantastic time. As soon as those lazy Amtrak engineers get a rail directly from Maine into Brooklyn, you can bet I'll be there.

Carrie said...

Hi Diana! Tanks for stopping by! I'm glad you are enjoying yourself.

Matt, just tie those kids to your bike and settle in for a month-long ride!

looka said...

Carrie, carrie! THANK YOU
Actually, I was feeling like only made of a thousand sweatdrops, and a red bulb as a head. I thought: "What a good first impression Im'a make, bluh!"
I will recap my BBF books - also the supergood event of THIS evening. That is, after I cool down!

Rabbi Lamech Somayach Meshumad Meshubach said...

It was nice meeting you at the book fair. I like this blog, here is mine.