This past Monday evening I had the pleasure of hanging out

This past Monday evening I had the pleasure of hanging out

3/24/2021, 5:22:45 PM
This past Monday evening I had the pleasure of hanging out with the people of @putnambooks on their #talesandcocktails tour. I spent a couple hours hanging with booksellers talking about books and blogging in the middle of a lovely cocktail party before the floor was turned over to Courtney Maum ( @cbmaum ), Bianca Marais ( @biancamarais _author) and Jill Santopolo ( @jillsantopolo ). . It’s always my favorite thing to learn about the stories or moments that inspired a novel. When these three authors took the floor to briefly talk about their work, I listened with a ear to line these books up in order of interest, and to see if I would be interested in taking an ARC home with me. (reading time is precious, people, and this year I’m pickier than ever) . Unfortunately for my TBR pile, the stories behind these novels and then hearing the synopsis’s made it difficult to even know which one I wanted to read first. Jill spoke about that first REAL love you have in your life, Courtney spoke about disconnecting more from technology and being more present in our real, offline lives, and Bianca shared her personal life story that inspired the relationship between two main characters in her book. Each of their stories really touched an emotional part of me, and I’m really looking forward to these reads. . Does anyone else like hearing the stories that inspire their favorite books? . Thank you to @putnambooks for inviting me and for letting me swipe these three intriguing ARCs.

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