I returned from ALA and San Francisco over a week ago…
It was a lot of fun of course. I was able to snag a bunch of books for myself as well as some for other bloggers that I’ll be mailing out uhhh hopefully next week?
and of course I procrastinated about sorting my book loot until this week. What can I say I was beat! I’m way out of shape from having the baby..I know excuses excuses. Anways – I’m too lazy to list all the books that I acquired. I will however show you a few pictures of my most anticipated ones in groups of 9 books each. Then just a shot of the others I’ve put on the shelves.
and here is another shelf yeah I suck at cropping right now…
I did also get a huge stack of middle grade books. I swear ALA is the middle grade fiction mecha. I also made it a mission to get as many childrens picture books as I could because my toddler is 3 in a few weeks and he loves books (YES!). I was able to go home with 31! I made a killing on the last day buying deep discount picture books as well as the giveaway ones publishers were promoting. So many adorable books!
I was so excited that I didn’t plan any schedules for book drops for this event. I didn’t want to have to worry too much. We perused the schedules the night before each day and made our plans then and it helped to keep things from being too stressful.
What was amazing was that I managed to meet a few fabulous authors that I love! KELLEY ARMSTRONG and ERIN BOW! I absolutely ADORE their books
My poor little prius was so packed with books I was worried we were going to bottom out driving home from San Francisco.
Anya is the best!
Anya and I had a great time. She is the absolute best person to room with at conventions. We work so perfectly together as well as apart. I’ve yet to meet a blogger that I am more comfortable with. I totally love her and miss her so much already. Aside from going to ALA we just had a relaxing week at my house lounging around doing art and her reading.