She said it was awesome, because you pay like $25 to get in the door and then she said the magic words:
FREE BOOKS. Like, as many as you can carry. Literally.
I have been salivating ever since. (Yes, I salivate about free books. Don't you?)
So this weekend FINALLY came and we FINALLY got to go. OMG, you guys. It's everything I ever dreamed of and more!
I took my writer's group and we went for a couple hours on Friday night and then again Saturday afternoon. And here in a little while I'm heading back down for more, even though my legs felt like they were filled with lead yesterday. And I can't move my left shoulder. It's all good though. I'm TOUGH.
And the rumors? Totally true. I got as many FREE BOOKS as I could carry. Literally. Sometimes more than I could carry. Hence the leaden legs and jelly shoulders. Totally worth it, though.
And don't worry-- I'll be sharing the wealth! I'll be sure to have a contest or two with some of these ARCs as prizes. Yay prizes!
So, are you ready for this? Here's what I got in two days-- and keep in mind this doesn't include what I'll grab today.
That's the dramatic Godzilla movie angle. Here's a dead-on, though our layout makes it difficult to support bigger pictures so I don't know if you can actually read any of the titles on the spines.
(However, you may click to embiggen)
So yeah. If ALA ever comes to your city? Go. FREE BOOKS, yo.
Oh, and networking, and talking to people who, you know, work in publishing, etc. Ahem.
Great, now I sound grabby. Ah well. Looking forward to all these great reads and sharing some of them with you guys! Did you do anything interesting this weekend? Did any of our readers make it to ALA?