An Intern and a Super Conference

Tundra Book Group

Hello everyone!

It’s Sam the intern and for once, I’m not trying to get you to sign up for my Reading Club (but you should probably check it out anyway!). I’m here to share my experience at the OLA Super Conference.

In my six months working in publishing, I’ve only been to one other conference; all I did was sit quietly behind a table for a few hours while people milled around, glancing at our table but rarely stopping to chat. So I didn’t know what to expect when I stepped into the Metro Toronto Convention Centre last Thursday.

It was a lot more fun than sitting behind a table, let me tell you.


For one thing, there were so many people! Librarians and library assistants and library sciences students and other people who, I guess, work at libraries in some way.

Hundreds of companies were represented in the hall…

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A Message from Sam (that’s me!)

Hiya friends!

I don’t know how many of you are out there or how many of you actually care, but this is just a quick note to say that Fiction Friday will be on hiatus (or, at the very least, will appear sporadically) until further notice.

On the one hand, I’m now doing an editorial internship, so yay experience! On the other hand, my job involves reading a lot. I am absolutely not complaining about this. I get paid* to sit around all day reading middle grade and YA manuscripts! This is a dream job!

It also means that I don’t have a lot of time to read “regular” books. And since I certainly can’t talk about books that haven’t been a) published or b) properly acquired by a publisher, I don’t really have much to post about.

There might be the occasional post, if I have the time to read “regular” books, but as of right now, it doesn’t look like it. I’ll still keep up Music Mondays and the occasional Writing Wednesday (plus whatever else strikes my fancy), but going forward, Fiction Friday will be a rarely seen beast.

Thanks for reading!

*I regrettably don’t get paid for reading at the moment, since this is just an internship, but I’d probably be doing the same thing if I was completely unemployed, so at least this is forcing me to put on pants/leave my house every day.