ALA Midwinter 2012 was my first bookish event. And I’m already flouncing around, waiting for the next one I can attend.
There were books. Books and people and books. No, I won’t tell you how many books I got. And no, I won’t post a picture of all the books I got. There are just some people out there who are more than curious… We’ll leave it at that.
BUT, there were quite a few galleys I picked up at ALA that I am really excited about. Here they are!
One galley I’m most excited for: BITTERBLUE. Ugh, even if you had whispered the name, the crowd would have gone wild. Sort of. Penguin announced they were giving away copies of Kristin Cashore’s latest on Sunday, at 3:00. Lines started forming at 11:00. Yeah, you read that right. Then Penguin says you can’t line up until 1:00. At 1:30, they announce you can’t line up until 2:00. I left before then, and I’m not 100% about the timings, but the BITTERBLUE anticipation was CRAZY. I know I wanted it too, but I don’t know if I would have had the patience to stay in line that long! However, the oh-so-awesome Amy from ReadingTeen, endured the loooong line. And. Got. Me. A. Copy.
ALA wasn’t just about the books. I finally got to meet some bloggers I love. Katie, HD, Melina and her mom, Amy and Andye, Lauren, Lindsay – they
were are the sweetest people I know. I’m not just saying the words, I MEAN THEM. Believe me, my life wouldn’t be the same without them.
So overall, ALA was a blast. Sure, my shoulders are killing me. But every minute was worth it.
Now, the question is… when do I get to go again??