This is the 18th LA Times Festival of Books, but my first year going!
The main reason I’ve put it off so long is because I get anxious in crowds (and heat). And I must admit, that today had lots of both, but I still had fun.
First stop – food.
I still can’t get over that there’s a LEMONADE on campus.
The line was bonkers. I sampled some apple braised cabbage with goat cheese first.
Decided on the Kale, Mushroom, and Kumquat + Chili Roasted Butternut Squash. Abe also got the latter, but with snap peas + edamame.
Just missed hearing Winnie Cooper…
…but caught one of the last panels of the day.
I now know more about Plants, Maps, and Lesbians in the 17th Century than I did this morning.
Refueling at home with some melon before heading back downtown to see E.D. Sedgwick play tonight. Festival of Books continues tomorrow – not sure if we’ll have the stamina to go again, but I do recommend it to my fellow Angelenos!