Today I was at this thing with these people.Librarians, maybe some teachers. The purpose of the thing was to highlight the Best New Young Adult Books. And that was sort of accomplished. More useful were all the nifty ways I'd never thought of to booktalk and promote. Including book folders (so you don't lug books all around) with the cover on the front and an excerpt, reviews, blurbs on the inside and back. I also really enjoy the idea of doing one of those "make your own recordable card" in which you record a booktalk and put the cover in the picture slot instead of a goofy and tactless picture with a recorded message like "happy birthday and like um yes, hey how's it going? WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Maybe that's just how my bumbling birthday greetings sound.
The bad part about today was that with a room full of introverted librarians all sitting next to people they already know, it is very hard to talk strike up a conversation when you don't know anyone and are Awkward Librarian.