|Our table: Me, Lindsey, Emilie, Kathy, Katie, Ciara|
I know this is a few days late but I figured better late than never. Last weekend I was lucky enough to attend a great event: the Ontario blogger meetup. On the Friday night I rushed out of work and picked up Emilie from Emilie's Book World, Ciara from Lost at Midnight Reviews, Katie from Bookishly Yours and Kathy from A Glass of Wine. We had a long trek ahead to Toronto for the weekend. The Ottawa bloggers had decided to travel together and room together for the meetup in Toronto. The car ride was lots of fun full of book talk and singing. (Ciara, we know how much you love Taylor Swift). Once in Toronto we were pretty tired so went to bed at a reasonable time.
|Ottawa Bloggers with Michele and Liz|
Saturday was the actual event. We met at Watermark Irish Pub and were greeted by the organizers of this wonderful event. They were ready and waiting to check us in with a large baby blue canvas bag of books. We found a table in the center of the room and got comfortable. We were also joined by Lindsey of A Storm of Words. The setting of the event was pretty informal and we were able to mingle and meet bloggers who we have been chatting with online for some time now. I was excited to see Chrystal of Snowdrop Dreams of Books. We had previously met and I was excited to hear all about her recent wedding. I was also happy to meet Michele from Just a Lil Lost and Gisele of Book Nerd Canada. I didn't get to meet nearly as many people as I would have liked but there were 71 of us and while I can be a little loud, I can also be a little shy. I do remember thinking that I am surrounded by people who get me and that they were my kind of people.
|The Ottawa bloggers with Lesley Livingston & Elizabeth Miles|
|Our book motherload|
After the meet we had so many books that only 2 of the 5 of us could fit in a cab ride back to the hotel. Since I lived in Toronto for a few years I helped navigate Ciara and Katie back to the hotel with a short pit stop at the Eaton Center. When we got back to the hotel we went through all our goodies from the meetup and were excited to see that we all got Sever by Lauren DeStefano and a hardcover finished copy of Envy by Elizabeth Miles.
|At the pub|
|My poor heel|
|Laughing at the diner|