The night was filled with fun, food, and laughter! We talked about the books. We talked about the characters. We talked about our lives (and they talked about their memories of the books mentioned in the book - I'm a little too young to know some of the references - which kind of makes me feel good).
New books were brought up. New authors were talked about. New dates were set.
The evening ended as it had began. Talking, laughing, conversing, being. It was two and a half hours of joy. It makes me excited to push myself as a reader and venture into books that I might have never picked for myself.
I truly am thankful that they welcomed me with open arms and let me into their crowd tonight.