Author Event For Marissa Meyer

 

My husband and I attended a book event recently for Marissa Meyer.  It was hosted by Anderson’s Bookshop, but held outside the store at the local college.  Even though I haven’t read any of Marissa’s books yet (gasp), I knew I couldn’t miss this one.  I have quite a few of her books here, but I only brought one from home.

 

The event started with a costume contest.  There were quite a few people dressed up.

 

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Anderson’s YA Lit Conference 2018 (part two)

 

Thank you for coming back to check out part two for my YA Lit Conference post.  I didn’t want to make one super long post.  If you missed part one, it was posted on Saturday.

 

After lunch, there was a second breakout session.  This time we chose to go to Fantastical Historical Fiction.  I admit I’m not generally a huge fan of YA fiction, but I wanted to go to Annie’s panel.  And my husband liked The Last Magician and wanted to listen to Lisa again (we saw her last year, too).

 

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This panel was Lisa Maxwell, Joanna Hathaway, Stephanie Hemphill, and Annie Sullivan.  Just like the last one, I went and bought more books.  Joanna’s wasn’t out yet, so I wasn’t able to get anything from her signed.  Dark West is her debut.  I really enjoyed this panel and it actually made me want to read more YA historical fiction.

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Anderson’s YA Lit Conference 2018 (part one)

 

My husband and I attended the YA Lit Conference at Anderson’s in Naperville, IL.  This was our second year attending.  I didn’t take as many notes as last year, but I have enough to make this two posts.  Please check back on Monday for part two.

 

The event started at 7:15 am for a continental breakfast.  This is rough for me because I generally don’t go to bed until 2am and we’re over an hour away.  But we got there right on time and went to the bookstore they had set up.

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Warped Tour 2018 Part One

I went to the final Chicago Warped Tour on Saturday July 21st and thought I would share a little about it with some videos.

 

It was cool for once which was great, but it did rain on and off all day.  I’ll take that over 90+ with humidity any day though.  I got soaked a few times, but I didn’t care.  I didn’t overheat and we were able to see a lot more bands because of it.

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