So I’m almost done with YALC posts. Maybe.
Today I thought I’d post a bit about what I was given and what I bought whilst at YALC – I was a bit disappointed about missing out on some ARC’s, but honestly, I was really privileged to get given as much as I did!
I’ve actually had to split everything up a bit so, here we go:
So first off, here are all the books that I took with me to get signed (Laini Taylor also signed my Sarai sticker and library of Zosma card!). It was no picnic lugging these books around London (not to mention getting them from Manchester to London in the first place) and if I go to YALC again, I’ll definitely try to take less books with me for signings.
I’d say the main problem with the amount of books I bought with me to London was that I didn’t anticipate how many new ones I’d be taking back home with me! Above are all the ARC’s I was given (I bought Trial by Fire in My Kinda Book’s mystery book sale, and bought Because You Love to Hate Me so I could get it signed by some of the authors who contributed to it). I’m especially looking forward to reading The Exact Opposite of Okay and A Shiver of Snow and Sky!
I also managed to get quite a few samplers (most of these came in the YALC goodie bag we were given). I’m not usually too bothered about samplers as I’d rather just wait longer and be able to read the entire book in one go than a preview, but I’m definitely going to take a look at The Surface Breaks sampler I picked up – it’s Louise O’Neill’s next book, and not only do I already love her, but it’s a Little Mermaid retelling! The Godsgrave sampler also has a really cool poster on the centrefold, and I adore the artwork on the covers of the Nevernight books, so that was worth getting too!
I also managed to get a few posters, postcards and notebooks. When I saw the ACOWAR poster peeking out of a box that told people to take whatever they like, I immediately ran over and grabbed one for myself and one for Amy (who would’ve probably killed me if I didn’t get her one).
I’m not gonna lie, this is essentially just everything that wouldn’t fit in another photo (or that I forgot to put in). Chapter 5 were kind enough to give me the Strange the Dreamer poster as they didn’t have any Sarai stickers when I went to ask. The mug and feather pen are from Fairyloot (alongside the subscriber badge), and YALC candle is by GeekyClean. I met Lauren (@FictionTea) over the weekend and she gave me two of her bookmarks – the Adventure Continues Here and DOSAB ones! I’d definitely recommend checking out her store as she has some gorgeous designs.
Last but definitely not least, I got a few tote bags alongside my official YALC tote! I also bought the YALC 2017 tshirt as I thought it was a really nice souvenir (I’ve been using it as a pyjama top and it’s so comfy).
I’m still overwhelmed with the amount I bought back from YALC (and so is my bookcase. And my husband. Oh well) but I can’t wait to get stuck into all of my new books, and find somewhere to hang half of the new stuff I got. I’m moving house soon so I’m already planning where to put it all!
Love Becky @