Last weekend's American Library Association Convention in DC was a great experience. Everywhere I turned in the convention center there were wonderfully informed librarians ready to chat up books. They not only knew books, they knew ALL about them. Sitting at various breakfasts and lunches I enjoyed their conversation about plots, themes, recent releases, old favorites and trends. Each title I mentioned was met with informed discussion with none of those awkward silences that usually occur when people meet for the first time.