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ALA recap & giveaway

I went to ALA just last week for the first time, ever! And I have to say that it was a really awesome experience. Here's to hoping I'll be able to go again in the future!

Things I did:
  • attend all 4 days of ALA exhibits! whee!!
  • run around with my friend Kristi through all the booths, many many times
  • snag another cockroach pin, to display my love of all things Claire Legrand & The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls
  • lose said cockroach pin :(
  • say a quick hello to Sarah J. Maas, who remembered me from BEA, yay!
  • pick up another copy of False Memory by Dan Krokos (in my defense, the one I got at ALA is the only one that's signed, the first one was given to me by the author, the the one I got at BEA was a mistake!)
  • pick up way too many books, oh well
People I saw:
  • bloggers (in no particular order): Khyrinthia of Frenetic Reader, Zoë of Zoe's Book Reviews, Alethea of Read Now Sleep Later, Genna of Reading, Writing & The World of Words, and more!
  • authors (also, in no particular order): Julie Halpern, Andrew Smith, Libba Bray, David Levithan, Kendare Blake, Carol Tanzman, Neal Shusterman, Marissa Meyer, A.S. King, Leigh Bardugo, Sarah J. Maas, Laura Amy Schlitz, Alexandra Bracken, Rachel Cohn, Dan Krokos, Tamara Ireland Stone
  • so many favorite publishing people from Macmillan, Scholastic, and Little, Brown
  • my good friend Kristi, since I went every day to ALA with her!
And now, here's the moment you all have been waiting for since I posted my BEA recap! Contest time!


(1) lucky winner will receive a BEA/ALA prize pack with...
  • 4 or 5 highly coveted ARCs
  • a super cute tote bag
  • bookmarks, postcards, buttons, pins, stickers, etc.
  • lots and lots of other swag, including sunscreen, headphones, and more!
Like last year, I've chosen not to reveal which books I'll be including in this little package (partially to heighten the suspense, and partially because I haven't finished deciding which I'm giving away). And once again, I do ask that those of you who were fortunate enough to attend BEA and/or ALA do not enter this contest, so that those who didn't have a fair chance at snagging this swag!

Other details:
  • US mailing addresses only.
  • Contest ends 7/15/12, at 9 p.m. EST.
Remember, you must complete the form to be entered, and only one form submission per person will be counted. If you have any questions about this contest, see my contest policy, or contact me and ask away.

3 munch(es) :

Monica said...

Thanks for the contest! Condolences for the cockroach pin! :-/

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this very amazing and generous giveaway. I can't even imagine how awesome these events are but I do hope one day I will be lucky enough to attend. Thanks again you rock.

Jessy said...

Thanks for sharing the ALA love with us!

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