My first Book Convention: ALA 20146:23 PM
I'm typically an introvert on days that end with Y. I talk when it's socially expected of me, but if I don't know the people I feel 50 shades of awkward during the whole conversation. Did I mention I also hate large crowds?
So when I saw American Library Association was happening and that it was possible for me to go I had a few reservations. What if I got lost getting there? What if the crowds were too daunting? What if I ran into people I knew from online?
But the promise of free books can pretty much get me to do anything (within reason of course). So I ventured to my first convention and had the best day I've had in a long time. Besides meeting one of my favorite authors and getting books. I also met three amazing bloggers who I've talked to on twitter for about a year now (Jamie, Betty, and Gabby). And a few other bloggers I'd never talked to before. That's the beauty of events like these. You get to meet people. And while that used to scare me...I'm really glad I put myself out there and did this. I even got the nerves up to ask Rainbow Rowell to say hi for the vlog I made. She was such a sweetheart!
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