|Emily (Left), me, Erika (Middle), and Willa (Right)|
I got to meet all kinds of awesome people who, before, had just been names, or pictures, or a friendly vlogger and then all of a sudden they were real people in front of me shaking my hand, or waving, or hugging me. I got to meet Willa and Emily and I hung out with those tow lovely ladies quite a lot, and then I met very briefly Katie, Baily, and Sasha.
I went to four signings, which I think is more than the number of signings I have gone to in my entire life. I loved getting a change to see so many authors in such a small amount of time. I also had the chance to just randomly run into a author when we were eating lunch which was very exciting to say the least.
I did a little networking. I gave my card to two different publishers and then a few other bloggers and people I ran into who were interested.
Of course, I got several books that I am quite excited for. I loved getting a chance to go around and read the backs of books and to hear about new books, as well as get a couple I already was excited about in the first place.
Is there any other kind of post you would like me to do from ALA, or do you have any questions? I don't know if I will do a full out haul, but if you would like I might do a top 10 or so most excited for? Let me know in the comments.
I also want to let you know that I've been hearing that Google Reader is going away...So I have added a button on the side bar if you would like to follow me on Bloglovin. Thanks!