Monday, January 27, 2014


So this past weekend, I attended ALAMW14. It also happened to be my first conference ever, and I was pretty nervous, but honestly now I have no idea why I was. It's literally the best thing ever for book lovers. You get to see so many upcoming books, meet the publishers, network, meet and talk to tons of other bloggers and some authors, and of course there are freebies.

Overall, it was such an awesome experience and I'm really happy I went. I have to give a huge shout out to Hannah from Irish Banana, Jen from Jenuine Cupcakes, and Dee from Good Choice Reading who helped me through this whole process... I couldn't have done it with out them!

Some pictures? Of course why not! I definitely didn't take as many as I normally do though!

 The lovely Lisa and Lauren from Harlequin!
(L to R: Lillie, Lisa, Me, Dee, Jenna, Lauren)

Katherine Tegen from HarperTeen! :)
(L to R: Trini, Dee, Katherine, Jenna, Me, Lillie) 

All the amazing bloggers (and author!) I hung with at ALA :)

The awesome, hilarious author that I adore, AMALIE HOWARD signing Waterfell!

Myself holding Sweet Reckoning aka SO STOKEEEED.
(Photo creds: to the amazing Amalie)

And finally.... The book haul pictures.

Overall, amazing time! I loved every moment of it! I haven't decided on any giveaways yet, though I'm sure I will! So sound off in the comments... what's your favorite books you see here? Any you suggest I move to the top of my reading list?! Let me know! Heart you all!


  1. READ SWEET RECKONING NOW!!!! It was amazeballs :D :D

    Luff You,

  2. Oh good, I'm not the only one who stalked HarperCollins whenever they put out something new!

    I think the only thing I really wanted that was out was STORM by Donna Jo Napoli, so you'll have to tell me what you think of it!

    Loved seeing you...too briefly!

  3. I can't wait till I can start going to these things!!! looks like so much fun. And of course, awesome ARCs!! :)

  4. i'm really curious about all that glows so i would love to know what you thought of it!

  5. Gosh this sounds like so much fun! I cannot wait to go to my first conference! I would've been extremely nervous as well, but at least you had some fellow blogging buddies to guide you! Plus look at all those pretty ARCS! *pets* I love the picture of you with Sweet Reckoning. I saw it on instagram over the weekend, and about died! I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy! I hope you enjoy all your new books, and I'm glad to hear you had a fabulous time! :)

    Thanks for sharing about your experience, Jena! I love reading posts like this!

    xo, Becca @Pivot Book Reviews


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