In case you slept in Saturday morning, here's some of what you missed at the L.A. Times Festival of Books. And yes, Scooby-Doo is roaming the fest, too.
Overheard at #bookfest: "It's like Disneyland for nerds!"
OH at #bookfest: "My book is like Harry Potter but with dead people."
"I shed all kinds of unmanly tears over this book." -- Lev Grossman on "The Fault in Our Stars" @latfob #bookfest
"Great books make us realize we are not alone in our joy and our sadness" @realjohngreen #bookfest
You have to risk making a fool of yourself as a writer. You have to expose your beliefs, your dreams. Dana Gioia #uscwc #bookfest
Kathy Hernandez @kchristieh
Did you know? Blank journals used to be called "commonplace books." @ivorymadison of @redroomdotcom at #uscwc #bookfest
Chef Michael Voltaggio, co-author of "VOLT inc." (Olive Press) cooking w/liquid nitrogen at the #LATFOB cooking stage
-- Compiled by Mary Forgione
Photo: Scooby-Doo fans Natalie McMullin, 6, right, and Rose Gomez, 7, get a hug from the cartoon character Saturday at the L.A. Times Festival of Books. Credit: Stefano Paltera / Los Angeles Times