Festival of Books Fatigue

Your FBLA editors made it to the LA Times Festival of Books this weekend and we had a blast. Panels and speakers and readings and signings. Oh, and bloggers. The LAT had a legion of bloggers covering the event. If there was some part of the event you’re sorry to have missed, you can probably find it detailed on the Jacket Copy blog. Those guys were everywhere.

Also in abundance were groups of people looking to tell us what to think. Scientologists, Mormons, Ayn Rand fanatics, New agers, Christian Scientists – they were all there and they all had booths. And books. Lots of books. Leaving us to wonder, are cults propping up the publishing industry?

Well, someone needs to do it.

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