Last week, this little Texas girl headed off to sunny California in search of friends, authors, bloggers, and
it's picture time!
THE DIVINERS. Love this hilarious lady!
UNRAVEL ME. She has the CUTEST Kate Spade purse. Y'all, I was tempted to throw a few hundred dollar bills on the table and run off with it. The stupid angel inside of me told me that was wrong. Ugh, angel...shut up!
GIRL OF NIGHTMARES she's signing. Let's get to the point here. I really think my father has some explaining to do.
CATCHING JORDAN, I have been dying to meet Miranda Kenneally. When I heard she was signing copies of STEALING PARKER, I knew I had to be there. I knew I had to stalk the Sourcebooks booth in hopes of finding her. I mean...what?
DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE like it's Ryan Gosling in book form. *cries* I love you, Laini. *continues crying*
Reading Writing Breathing, Magan from Rather Be Reading, FALLING FOR YOU on the flight home, and I heart it. So different from her other books.
Magan and me! She's being the hardcore booknerd that she is, and I'm being the Trubie that I am.
When people ask what's the best thing I got at ALA, I have to respond with this...
Bruxie. Oh. My. Gawd. SOOOOOO good! Mad props to Erika for recommending this place. Please open one in Texas. PLEEEASE!
After a long, awesome weekend, what better way to end it than on the beach?
Portrait of a Book and Jen (our other roomies) came with us too, but for some reason, I don't have any pictures of them. *AHEM* Stacy? I know you have a group shot somewhere in that magical iPhone of your's. *wink, wink*
This was seriously one of the best weekends I've had all year. Special thanks to all the bloggers, authors, publishers, and librarians for making this weekend so magical. There are so many people I met/reunited with that I didn't mention in this post, and I'm very, very sorry for that! I SUCK AND STILL LOVE YOU!!!!
If you guys ever receive the opportunity to go to any of these events, please do so! If you do decide to attend ALA Annual next year, I highly recommend supporting ALA by becoming a member and/or joining YALSA. Fabulous opportunities there!
To wrap up this really, really long post, I'd like to share one last picture with you guys.
Apparently I won't be going anywhere anytime soon.