“Perhaps that is the best way to say it: printed books are magical.”
— Jen Campbell
One week ago, at the Young Adult Literature Convention in London, there was definitely more than a little magic in the air ✨. A shared love of stories and the characters that bring those stories to life is a powerful thing. Not to mention the piles of stunningly beautiful books—so much choice!—alongside book-related activities and creative merchandising. And finally, the real-life authors who came along to share their writing experiences, meet their readers, and sign hundreds and hundreds of books.
YALC 2022 was the first book event I've ever attended (and hopefully not the last!). I was there on Sunday 10th July with my two daughters, and today's blog post contains my top three takeaways from an amazing day.
1️⃣ Books, books, books
2️⃣ Authors are awesome
All of the authors we met were super friendly and patient. I guess it goes without saying that the chance to talk about your favourite characters with the person who actually created them is kind of amazing, but even so, it exceeded our expectations.
3️⃣ A little planning goes a long way
all of my concentration to keep my expression neutral. I wasn’t going to make
this easy for him.
“I think that’s another point to me,” I said.
“What about my question?”
“I’ll consider it,” I said. “Truth or Dare.”
He stared at me for a moment. “You’re really not going to answer?”
Have you ever been to a book event like YALC? And if so, how do you manage your TBR list after discovering so many new books?! Thank you very much for visiting my blog today 💕.