Greetings Michele, welcome to MobileRead.
There are quite a few of us in the DC area and in Northern Virginia. In fact, we had a get together (or "Meet-up" in MobileRead terms) last fall in Herndon. Here's a link
to the notices and a few pictures from the get together. (We try not to publish faces without their permission.)
Look around, make your self at home. Chat a bit, grab a few books from the free download section. Maybe wander into the Lounge where the rules of time, space and bad jokes have been suspended.
Glad to have you here.