Lit Up Programs: Fun Events with Fellow Literary Fans
We’ve met so many cool people at events like The Lit Up Ball, Late Night Recess, Books on Tap and more – but, you don’t have to take our word for it!
Meet James, Good-Natured Guy and Lit Up Fan
What Lit Up Events have you attended?
I’ve attended the Commuter Book Club, Books on Tap, Strange Lands, and the Strategy Gaming Evenings/Afternoons. I also used to go to Drop Everything and Read.
What is your favorite memory at a Lit Up Program?
I think my favorite memory from a Lit Up event is from about a year ago when we read a romance novel in Books on Tap, and I was the only guy to attend the discussion. The conversation naturally turned to everyone else’s love life, and led to someone concluding “men are stupid.” Everyone else agreed, and I just raised my eyebrows and smiled. Since then, whenever the conversation heads that direction, I get acknowledged as the good-natured guy at the table.
What is your favorite book?
If not that, my favorite memory would be of all the cooperative board games I’ve played that begin as “no worries, we’ll beat this game easily” and end with the group winning with being one mistake away from the world coming to an end.
It’s next to impossible to choose just one book as my favorite, but my favorite that I’ve read lately has to be Red Rising by Pierce Brown. I found it next to impossible to put down, and after finishing the sequel, Golden Son, I actually shouted “No!!” when I discovered the conclusion to the trilogy wouldn’t be out for another two months.
Are you a Lit Up fan, too?
Tell us at an event, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll share your story in the Lit Up newsletter and online!