Tuesday, July 3, 2012
ALA 2012 Recap
When the doors opened, everyone swarmed inside and started picking up books like no other. I was really overwhelmed and I'm embarrassed to admit that I did get a little over grabby with the books. Surprisingly, most people were very nice about not pushing and shoving. I went to Jackson Pearce's signing and bought Sweetly, Sister's Red, and Purity and got an ARC of Fathomless. After that, I went to stand in my first long line fore Rae Carson's novel the Girl of Fire and Thorns and received an ARC of the second book. Overall, day one was really fun!
Monday was absolute awesomeness. The morning started out with going to the signings of Malinda Lo, Katherine Grace Bond, and the big Disney signing. After that, all the publishers started clearing out their books by having sales or giving them away. I stood in line for the Harper Collins, Disney, Random House, and Harlequin lines for their sales/giveaways. I wanted to go to Simon and Schuster's, but the line was ridiculously long and the books that I had bought were weighing down my shoulders so I decided to go home after that. ALA was awesome and if you ever have the opportunity to go, do it. I most likely be going to the Midwinter ALA in Seattle and definitely the one in Vegas 2014.