Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme by The Artsy Reader. This week’s topic is Book Events/Festivals I’d Love to Go to Someday. As a book blogger not located on the east coast of the United States, I definitely have a lot fewer opportunities to attend author events. Over the last ten years, I’ve definitely accumulated a list of events that I want to go to one day.

  1. Book Expo America – this one is kinda the grand slam of publishing events – all the major publishers and there and a ton of authors. It seems like a great place to network and meet other bloggers
  2. YALLFEST – Though I don’t read YA as much as I used to, it would definitely be a cool event to attend
  3. San Diego Comic Con – Though this convention is now focused on TV and Movies, a ton of publishers attend
  4. Portland Book Festival – This festival is a small, intimate book festival focused on readers rather than publishing professionals. They always have a phenomenal line up of author readings and signings.
  5. Specific author signings: I’d love to attend a ton of different authors’ signings. Some that come to the top of my mind are: Katherine Center, Stephanie Perkins, Christina Lauren, Evie Dunmore, and more.

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  1. ALA is scheduled to be in San Diego at some point in the future, and as an East Coast blogger, I’m really excited to have an excuse to go there!! I agree though, there are more bookish events out here 🙁 Sometimes I really wish I lived in New York City bc they get alllllll the author signings. But then I remember how hectic it is there and expensive and know I could never handle it.

    Great List!!

  2. I registered to be notified about SDCC, but the process of getting tickets is kind of complicated. Then of course it didn’t happen this year. One of the good things about the coronavirus is that I was able to go to virtual YALLWEST at least. I’d like to go to BookCon though, if I had the opportunity.

  3. I’ve always been in two minds about Comic Con – I almost put it on my list because it so feeds into my inner nerd! And also, cosplay! But it looks so busy I feel myself getting anxious at the thought!

    My TTT is here.

  4. I used to study the BEA program and one year even did a series of posts about what I would have done if I was there! Needless to say it is still on my list.

  5. The Portland Book Festival sounds so much fun. Honesty, I prefer smaller and more intimate festivals in general.

    Thanks for stopping by my post.

  6. I haven’t been to Book Expo either but would like to one of these years. The Portland Book Festival sounds nice!

  7. Brilliant ideas. So many great events that we can take part in. Isn’t it wonderful?

    Thanks for visiting my TTT earlier.

  8. I love going to author events/signings!! They are my favorite, especially when I can get a meet and greet! I’ve met a couple authors and I can’t wait to do more of them!! Hopefully, next year.

  9. In theory I’d love to attend ComicCon! But in practice… it’s really crowded and I don’t usually enjoy crowds all that much, so I’m not sure how much fun I’d have. Author events and signings, though, are something I would love to attend, and think I would actually enjoy!

  10. Portland Book Festival sounds like one of those hidden gems. I’d definitely go to that event. San Diego Comic-Con has got to be the one to go to. It would be immense.

  11. I´d like to visit Portland Book Festival. A festival focused on readers sounds interesting. Author signings are always fun

  12. I’ve been hearing a lot about the Portland Book Festival lately. I must say, I would much prefer a smaller book event. The large crowds are one of the main things that keep me away from attending events. Even if we’re mostly all bookworms, it’s still intimidating! I’ve always had a large interest in YALLFEST because I love YA, and the majority of bloggers and BookTubers I follow always attend and talk about it. I do hope you’re able to attend all of these events at some point!

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