Following on from May’s gathering in London, yesterday saw another meet-up of UK book bloggers, this time in the beautiful city of Oxford. Unfortunately, it was down on numbers from last time, as many people had to cancel at the last minute; but that didn’t stop it from being a highly enjoyable day.
In the afternoon, a group of us went on a tour of the city (courtesy of Simon and Becca), which took in a couple of bookshops, the Ashmolean Museum, and Somerville College. Then it was off to a nice little pub called Far From the Madding Crowd, for a meal and book-swapping; courtesy of Annabel, I unwrapped a copy of Obstacles to Young Love by David Nobbs, which isn’t a book I knew before, but it sounds interesting.
The full list of attendees, and their blogs, was:
Annabel – Gaskella
Becca – Oxford Reader
Harriet – Harriet Devine’s Blog
Jackie – Farm Lane Books
Peter – Morgana’s Cat Speaks
Sakura – Chasing Bawa
Simon – Stuck in a Book
It was great to see everyone, but those I’d met before and those I hadn’t – and, of course, the number of books on my TBR pile is a little higher than it was two days ago…
26th September 2010 at 1:11 pm
and wasn’t it fun! very nice to meet you and others.
26th September 2010 at 6:37 pm
It certainly was, Harriet. Good to meet you!
26th September 2010 at 8:38 pm
It was great to catch up with you again David and discuss FantasyCon!
28th September 2010 at 8:04 am
Very nice to meet you! Peter
29th September 2010 at 11:30 am
A pleasure to see you again. Hope you enjoy the book.