Hi! On Monday, I attended a reading of Neal Stephenson’s latest book, Fall, Or Dodge in Hell, which came out earlier this month. He came to my city and read a few passages from the book, and then had a question and answer session afterward. It was really neat, and hearing his writing read allowed by him was really interesting – the way he emphasized exactly what he intended to be emphasized was probably the ‘purest’ form of the writing I could digest. I went with my husband, Katy @Bookbinderway and Sarah @WindsorWrites, and I’m pretty sure we all had a good time. 😀
The price of admission also came with a signed copy of his latest book! So here’s a shot now, but it’ll also be included in my haul tomorrow.
This is the first time I’d been to a reading hosted but the author themselves, and it was a unique experience. I think I’d like to do more in the future. There was also a book signing after the event, but I didn’t stay for that bit. I’m honestly not a huge fan of meeting celebrities/authors/whatever, at least in a meet and greet, signing stuff kind of way. It’s nothing to do with them, I promise. It’s me, I don’t handle the stress well, haha. I’ll probably write a post on it at some point.
But! It was a good experience, and I’m glad I went!
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