Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Top Six Moments at PLA 2014
Since I had such a great time, I wanted to share my adventures with all of you. The following list enumerates the six best—or at least most memorable—moments of my experience.
6. Getting these ARCs. I grabbed a lot of books, but these four induced the most squealing.
4. Getting asked if I went to library school in Indianapolis. One librarian thought she recognized me, and I had to tell her I was a teenager and a book blogger.
3. Finding out that Cammie McGovern, who wrote Say What You Will, is the sister of Elizabeth McGovern, who plays Cora on Downton Abbey. I love the television drama, so that fact irrationally makes me even more excited to read the book.
2. Walking back to my car through powerful winds. This weather would not have been a problem were it not for the (signed!) book blowup of Adi Alsaid's Let's Get Lost that I took from Harlequin on Friday afternoon. The poster board created so much wind resistance that, at one point, I could barely walk. When I finally reached my car and wrestled my things into it, I collapsed in the passenger seat, windblown hair criss-crossing my face, and exhaled, "the things I do for books."
I had an amazing time at PLA, and I am so thankful it was in my city. I don't have plans to go to more conventions any time soon, but I cannot wait to attend my next one, however far away it is.
Have you ever been to a book convention? Which ones have you attended? Are you excited about any of the books mentioned in this post?