One of my favorite things to do as a reader is to meet authors. I think we can all relate, right? Living in the U.S., I’m fortunate enough to have authors visit areas around me. I know that’s not the case with many other countries, so I try to go as many author signings as I can. Epic Reads has brought some great authors to my city. In the spring I met Julie Murphy, Becky Albertalli, and Katie Cotugno in a panel-like author visit. This time it was a round-table event, where we all sat in a circle and could talk one-on-one with the author. I like how these feel so personal.
Yes, I know I’m supposed to be on hiatus, and technically, I still am. But I wanted to post about meeting Victoria Aveyard and Rebecca Ross for the War Storm book tour which came through my home state a few weeks ago.
(I also post a few eARC reviews in the coming weeks as well. 🙂 )
Happy Tuesday, friends! A week ago today I headed over to my local independent bookstore for one of the stops on the Epic Reads Spring Tour! I went to a similar event last year at the same location (you can read my blog post about that time here), but this time, it was a panel instead of a round Robin event.
Oh my gosh, guys/gals/friends! I could not have been any happier with this year’s North Texas Teen Book Festival! It’s such a joy to be able to attend this book festival for the third year in a year, and I must say that this is the best one I’ve attended so far!
I attended with my best friend Calye, and we went in with a game plan this time. Last year we both got overwhelmed due to all the craziness and there just being a lot of people but this year, we faired much better. We also met Mary over at Fox and Wit and boy did we make a team!
Hey, all! I meant to write this post earlier but then got…distracted. 😅
For the first time I attended the Teen Book Con in the greater Houston area during my spring break. It was a 7+ hour trip in the car, so kudos to my husband for driving the entire time and dealing with all that traffic! 🙃 Besides being a spring break trip, this was actually my husband’s birthday gift to me. I had such a great time, too, so I’m really glad I had the chance to attend.
I’m not definitely back from my hiatus, and the more I think about it, the more I think it’ll continue on for a few more weeks for ~reasons~ other than vacation now, lol. But anyway, that’s not the point of this post!
Last week I drove to Texas to attend the Obsidio book tour with authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff! It took place at a gorgeous, two-story Barnes and Noble and wow, was it a great crowd! I knew I couldn’t miss going to this because 1) It was the first weekend of my spring break, so HELLO, what a way to celebrate, 2) when would these authors ever be near me again (let alone half-way across the world considering they’re Australian!), and 3) the event was moderating by the lovely Mary over at Mary Had a Little Book Blog!
I am always and forever late posting recaps of these events, but hey, something is better than nothing, right?! (Or maybe that’s what I keep telling myself? Haha.)
Anyway! Oklahoma hosted its very first teen book con (festival?!) a few weeks ago, and so of course I was crazy excited! And then even more so when Maggie Stiefvater’s book tour for All the Crooked Saints would stop at the con! Was it possible that I could meet one of my favorite authors for the second time in the same year? The answer was yes! Haha.
You know, there’s just something different about going to a book festival or convention versus going to an author’s book signing/book tour. I feel like the book tour atmosphere is a lot of different–less rushing and hurrying, no time to converse. So while I met Marie Lu a year and a half ago, I felt like it was so rushed. So when she went on tour for the release of Warcross and came to a city near me, I knew I had to go. How could I not? Not only was Warcross one of my most anticipated releases for 2017, I also have all of Marie’s other books signed and Warcross completes my collection. 🙂 (That is, until she releases another book but you know… 😉 )
I had an amazing opportunity to meet 4 fabulous YA authors a few weeks ago, and I’m finally sitting down to write a blog post about it. Writing about these types of events are some of my favorites. Meeting an author whose work(s) I really enjoy is like meeting a celebrity for me–they are celebrities to me. 😛