On Bookish Community IRL


It's been quite a busy season these past few months! I haven't done as much reading as I hoped, but I have been enjoying the bookish community quite a bit! I just got back from a trip to Chicago with some of my favorite bookish friends and BookTubers: Katie, Julie, and Jess. It was so fun to hang out with them for a long weekend in a huge city—especially because this was Jess's first time in the United States!

We went on an architecture boat ride, to a rooftop bar and a speakeasy, and to a Restoration Hardware that was a cafe and coffee shop, with the best food ever and the softest chocolate chip cookies. We had Chinese at the Airbnb and stayed up talking and laughing and drinking wine until three o'clock in the morning. We filmed three videos together (a goofy, fun mess), and visited three bookstores around town, hauling what had to be more than fifteen books between all of us.

All in all, it was such a wonderful time! I'm so glad I got to meet these ladies in real life, and I'm so thankful for the Internet/YouTube for bringing us together. It felt like meeting up with old friends, which is more than I could have hoped for.