Okay, soooo, this is a pathetic excuse for a recap since I don’t have many photos (AT ALL – I fail at that sort of thing!), but I figured I’d toss a few sentences together about my experience at ALA 2012 on Saturday.
Way back when I found out that ALA would be Anaheim I figured I would go. But then I made BEA plans, and I knew I was going to Comic-Con in July, so I decided I would take a step back and not overwhelm myself with too much. Cut ahead to BEA and the roomies (Katie in particular, haha) pressured me into attending, if only for a day. I agreed and I found myself heading down to Anaheim Saturday morning with my BFF.
The first two hours or so consisted of walking around the booths, seeing what they had out, and making inquiries about a few titles I was looking forward to. Starting at 11 I had a schedule of signings I wanted to go to and those ran through the afternoon until we left.
In between signings I saw George R.R. Martin walking around multiple times (in an alternate universe I actually went up to him) and spotted Rae Carson before Morgan Matson’s signing. After tweeting that I had met her while standing off on the wall, Rae Carson tweeted back that she would have known exactly who I was if I had said I was poetrytoprose. One day I will stop being awkward and actually mention my blog name to the authors I meet.
The other signings I managed to attend were: Morgan Matson for Second Chance Summer, Lisa and Laura Roecker for The Liar Society, Miranda Kenneally for Stealing Parker (specifically for my roomies!!), Sarah J. Maas for Throne of Glass (having already met her, I wanted to tell her how much I loved her book!), Rae Carson again for The Girl of Fire and Thorns, and Marissa Meyer for Scarlet (ahhhh!!). I also met Kristin from Beneath Shining Stars, I Read! It was cool to chat with her for a second.
Here are the books I picked up throughout the day:
I have no idea why, but one day at ALA tired me out WAY more than any day at BEA. Was it the Southern California air? The lack of my Dauntless babies? Mickey Mouse sending me evil vibes from Disneyland? WHO KNOWS, but my shoulders ache super badly.
Overall, it was a great day of amazing books and authors. You can probably expect a giveaway in the near future. Now to countdown to Comic-Con in a few weeks…