|Me + Sarah, Jess, Lena, & Yani|
|Me + Magan from Rather Be Reading|
I could sum up my weekend in three words: books, friends, & LOVE! Being surrounded by people who love books as much as you do is such an awesome experience. I loved how no matter where you went, books were always a topic of discussion - sharing our favorite authors, and which books we are eagerly anticipating to be read this year. Meeting bloggers face to face that I've interacted with over the internet for awhile was just as rewarding. Being able to finally put a face to a blog/twitter name was so nice! The convention itself was a bit overwhelming at times, and definitely exhausting, but SO MUCH FUN! The moments in between are what made the weekend so memorable for me, though.
|Me + Sarah from Storybound Girl|
Aside from the wonderful books I came home with, it's the memories I've carried home from Dallas that mean the most. I love my life right now. Never would I have imagined that books would bring such wonderful people to me. I'm getting teary-eyed writing this blog post. I wish I could hang out with my bookish friends from all over the country every weekend. It's YOU who make this blogging experience so much more than just words being read from a page. If you ever get the chance to attend a book event like this, I highly recommend it! Be sure to bring comfy walking shoes & prepare yourself for endless laughs :)