I am so excited right now that I can barely contain myself. In less than 24 hours, I will be in New York City for the Book Expo of America!! I’ve never been to New York before, so that alone is exciting, but I can’t wait to get my hands on all kinds of free books!!!
I told Abby (the) Librarian (my traveling partner) that I was going to be a human tornado, sucking up every book within range of my flailing arms. I hope that I can contain myself enough to not be a rude human tornado.
One of the things I am most looking forward to is the Author’s Breakfast on Thursday morning. I am going to get to eat breakfast with Jon Stewart!!!! Well, Jon Stewart and hundreds of other people probably. I will try to take pictures if they are allowed (and even if they’re not tee hee). He is the person I am most looking forward to seeing. Also, I would like to get a glimpse of Mo Williams and Adam Rex since they are two of the hot men of children’s literature (also, I happen to like their books).
There are a few titles that I am going to be truly crushed if I don’t get my hands on them, but I am not going to list them here. I feel like that would jinx it somehow. But we all know from the Catching Fire incident last year at ALA that there is nothing that will stop me from getting a book I want! (Unfortunately, we already know that Mockingjay will not be given out, so I am not counting that as one of my titles.) Wish me luck as I head off into the wild forests of ARCs! Hopefully I will bring back some good stuff to keep me busy this summer.