It’s the universal truth that being an adult sucks. Even though today is my day off, I should be working. I have staff reviews to write, sales data to analyze and what am I doing? Flipping through Sarah Scribbles tumblr because as I said, being an adult sucks. You have probably seen Sarah’s work on Facebook because I’m sure one of your friends has shared it. It seems like Sarah has taped into all the stress, anxiety, and fears of what it’s like to be an adult right now and probably ever. How we all rather sleep or read then go to work or go outside. That it would be so much easier if we just didn’t have deal with things but we do. At Book Riot Live this past weekend, Sarah was there to play a little game of Pictionary and since her publisher was a sponser they gave out her book for free. It was a wonderful surprise. Before the game started I sat in my seat giggling at all the comics and thinking this is all too real. Some of the comics I have read before but there was a couple of new ones. They were all great and wonderful and another reminder that I’m not alone. There are so many others out there that feel the same way as I do. It just makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. Adulting is hard but at lease with Sarah Scribbles we can all laugh at it.
Day two of Book Riot Live started off with a bang. Rebecca Joines Schinsky and Liberty Hardy did a live recording of their podcast All the Books. Discussing all the best books released this week. Including Born a Crime by Trevor Noah and Anna Kendricks new book whose title escapes me. The two are friends and their chemistry is undeniable.
I decided that after this week I needed some levity and light so I went to the Bookish Broadway Sing-along. All songs were loosely based on books one way of another. Classics like Phantom of the Opera to Annie to Les Mis and of course Hamilton. They did a request and we all sang the Circle of Life from The Lion King. I really wish I took better photos and a video.
Next was Live Pictionary with Sarah Anderson and Valentine De Landro. Sarah writes Sarah’s scribbles and Valentine draws for Marvel, DC and cocreator of Bitch Planet. I’m amazed both at the drawing and people able to guess.
After a little donut break. I checked out Slash Live with a Alyssa Cole, Michael Strother and Zoraida Córdova. Slash is sort of like apples to apples and cards against humanity in which everyone had a set of cards with a name and description of a pop culture character. Each person takes turns picking a character and making a situation and everyone else must pick a character from their own stack and create story based on the situation. Like Xander from Buffy falling for Big foot. It’s very fun to play.
The final panel of the night was Nerd Jeopardy with Mara Wilson, Mark Osborn and Sara Farizan. It was like real jeopardy but without Alex Trebeck and all clues were about shoes. Book nerds are the best. If the panelist didn’t know the answer someone in the audience did. It was very amusing and for those who are curious, Mara won.