If you’ve been following my Twitter, you know there were some hijinks this last weekend! I went to Anthrocon, one of the biggest Furry conventions, to help a friend of mine sell leather masks. (We also sell at the Maryland Renaissance Faire every year.) This was my second year going to AC, but her 16th. I spent most of the weekend in the “Dealer’s Den” but that doesn’t mean I didn’t find anything bookish to do! There were several tables selling books, and Ursula Vernon was one of the Guests of Honor this year!
Ursula actually won the inaugural Leo Award from Anthrocon, which will be awarded every year from now on to exceptional works of literature in the furry fandom. She won it for Jackalope Wives and Other Stories, (writing as T. Kingfisher) which I picked up along with two fairy tale retellings – Bryony and Roses and The Raven and the Reindeer. She was kind enough to sign all three books for me!
While we were gone at Anthrocon, my Book of the Month arrived, so I’ll be reading Naomi Novik’s Spinning Silver ASAP, because it released to everyone else yesterday!
And yes, there are some library books! Two books came in while we were out of town – Eden Conquered, which is the sequel to Dividing Eden, and The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the best burger in Los Angeles), an LGBT YA story.