It’s extremely rare that I take a Saturday off because that’s when I make my money. However, since I had to call off work because I had an interview in the morning, I decided to make a day out of it and make my way over to the UCLA Festival of Books. I have never been to one and decided to see what it’s all about. I mean, I love reading books and comic books so this should be right up my alley right ? WRONG.
The festival is great if you’re a little kid or if you have a family and want to spend a great afternoon with them and pick up some great books. However, if your a 24 year old chicano male who loves reading comics and books about empowerment and all that good stuff, you better turn around now. Sigh…the festival was lost to me. Maybe it’s because I’m just a different kind of reader, but the whole time I felt like an outsider. Partly because I’ve never set foot at UCLA or been to the fair. Anyway, I still decided to hold my horses and wait until the end of the day to make up my mind.Â
As if I didn’t have enough journals already. I controlled myself and reframed from buying one of these leather, hand made books. While they’re super cool and kick ass, I would just end up writingÂ nonsenseÂ in it anyway.Â
GenuineÂ cow skin. Felt creepy just holding the book in my hand. I was thinking of buying this one specifically to write down vegetarianÂ recipes. I’ve been trying to get off the meat for quite some time now.
No surprise that there would be over priced food, at least in my opinion. If I’m paying $7:50 for a burrito, it better be a DAMN good burrito and no a lame ass sandwich wrap trying to call itself a Burrito.Â
This guy got confused because the comic book convention was at the Shrine at USC, not UCLA. Over all the book fair was cool,Â definitelyÂ worth checking if you’ve never been, have kids or want to spend a day wondering aimlessly through the UCLA campus.