Hey Everyone! If you follow us on Twitter (and you should) you may have seen that we were down in Chicago this past weekend to attend ALA 2013. Normally nothing comes around here, so we decided to jump at the chance to go and we’re so happy we did!!
The convention actually started for us on Friday night and it was crazy!!
Right before we went inside on Friday!
We had never been to ALA and our lovely guides from BEA (Kassiah & Meg) were not with us for this one, but we did really well… I think!
While ALA had scheduled signings it was a bit different than BEA. For one, the signings were in the booth, which made getting around the convention center floor a pain in the ass. There seemed to be lines everywhere!!
View from the Cafe upstairs from the floor!
But we did get to meet quite a few authors that we love… Jojo Moyes, Jennifer Armentrout, Tracey Garvis-Graves, Holly Black, Alexandra Bracken and we even met some new to us authors!!
The pile of signed books I came home with!
Us with the amazing Jennifer Armentrout/J.Lynn
This fan was probably the best thing I got all weekend… LOL It was hot in there!!
We actually had a great time meeting the different contacts at the publishers and checking out the books that are coming out in the near future. I think we walked away with some new and wonderful contacts and we had a really great time!! PLUS – we (me and the people I was with) had the most popular item on the convention center floor – I’m convinced of this. Believe me … I’m not exaggerating when I say that we were stopped probably 120 times asking where we got our amazing Pretty Girls Read Books canvas bags! Everyone wanted one!!
Our awesome bags!!
But as with anything it must come to an end, and we headed home on Friday… my car was packed to the ceiling (hey there were three girls in it!!) and we are incredibly excited to start reading some of the amazing titles we got!
yup… that’s the trunk of my car! And these are the books without signatures!
We do have a giveaway for all you lovely followers though!
We got our hands on an ARC copy of Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell… It doesn’t come out until September, but we’ll be giving it to you before then! In fact we’re going to make this a two book giveaway by including one of our other favorite books from this year as well… Eleanor & Park!
Make sure you do the required items!
This will be US/CAN only (because I have limited dollars)
Winner must respond to winning email within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen
I am not responsible for lost items once I put them in the mail… you’ll have to blame the post office if you don’t get it.