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Discussion: Choosy About Book Events

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The fall is a big season for book and author events. We've spent the summer getting worked up for all the new titles, and now we're ready to storm the bookstores, buy the pretty hardcovers and interrogate their creators.

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I wrote a while back about my travel limits and what I consider "close" or "local" book events, but this month, there are a lot of options- that is, a lot more than we usually get out this way (a.k.a. none). Which presents a dilemma I've never faced before: picking and choosing which events to attend. As a Writing major, I want to see every event so I can pick the authors' brains. As a blogger, I want to hit every event so I can gather pictures and quotes for all you awesome readers. As a twenty-something legal assistant with limited time and resources, attending every event is not possible.

Essentially, it comes down to logistics and prioritizing accordingly. None of these events are just around the corner and all will require spending money (on gas and books). So, while I don't usually do this because I hate getting everyone excited about things that may not happen, I'm going to give a quick rundown of the book events I'm thinking about this month. I know I won't make it to all of them, but I'd like to know if any of them sound especially interesting to you guys. (Or if anyone would like a signed copy of something mailed to him/her... >.>)

September Book Events:
Week 1: Sarah J. Maas, Tiffany Schmidt, Elizabeth Norris & Susan Dennard This one is off the list. My dad is having surgery on Tuesday and has to stay in the hospital for a couple days, so I've booked that night to visit him. Prayers are appreciated. :)

Week 2: David Levithan, Stephanie Perkins & Chris Van Etten

Week 4: Fierce Reads - Ann Aguirre, Caragh M. O'Brien, Marie Rukoski


I'm trying to keep extraneous spending low this month since I know Disney will suck me dry at the Food & Wine Festival in October; but it's rare I get this many book events in one month, so I definitely want to take advantage of it. Any thoughts? :)

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  1. Oo I vote for Fierce Reads! I hear Marie Rukoski is a wonderful person and I'd love to get a book signed >.> Also I'll be able to go to a Sarah J. Maas event in case there are questions you'd like me to ask or books you'd like signed!

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    1. I'm pretty sure I can make the Fierce Reads event. It'll be a long day, but I think it'll be worth it. Email me about the signed book(s). :)

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  2. Um, Stephanie Perkins? Yes. That Baltimore Book Fair looks GREAT and Marissa Meyer is going? That's cool!!

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    1. I STILL haven't read Perkins' books, but they're so popular, I feel like I ought to get one signed. ;)

      I really hope to hit the Baltimore Festival, but we'll see. It's the longest drive and the weekend before I go to Florida. High hopes, though!

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  3. Fierce Reads! I went to a Fierce Reads tour recently and they're super duper fun.

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    1. I don't think I've been to any this year, but I'm really hoping to hit this one! If not for me, it would be great to get some signed goodies to give away. :)

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  4. Best of luck to your Dad!

    How fun, I can never find any book events around here :( Caragh M. O'Brien would be great!

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    1. Thank you! I'm waiting to hear, but we're hoping the procedure goes smoothly.

      I'm pretty surprised to to have all these events so close. I usually get one every couple of months if I'm lucky. Granted, the Baltimore festival is a good two hours away, and the other signings are both over an hour each way, but that's about as close as anything gets. With the exception of an annual book festival (I only JUST discovered) coming up in October. :)

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  5. Praying for your dad for sure!

    And there are like no events in Baltimore (besides the Festival). Most are in Bethesda/DC, which ends up being about two hours away from campus (a little over an hour from home though) - depends on traffic. I don't have a car so... things are hard. But the BBF is the best, see you there! :D

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Thank you! He's going to need it.

      Baltimore is definitely the farthest away this month (at two hours), but I really hope to go, especially if I can talk my cousin into suffering the ride with me. Hope to see you there! :)

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