Festival of Books

April 15, 2014

This past Sunday I made my way over to the USC Campus for the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. As the title states, this is a festival celebrating books, book lovers and the authors who make magic happen! There's a bit more than that of course. Music, art, photography, food trucks, charities, health booths and a million others I can't seem to remember.
This is the third year in a row I make it and this was the most enjoyable year. Only because it wasn't scorching hot like the last! I wanted to attend Saturday since Veronica Roth (Divergent), John Green (TFIOS), and Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor & Park) would be there but I realized so would everybody else! I saw the lineup and saw that Sunday's YA Stage would include Leigh Bardugo (Grisha Trilogy I recently finished) and Marissa Meyer (Cinder, book I have waiting for me on my bookcase) and decided on that instead. Which I'm glad I did. They were so funny and kept the crowd laughing for over two hours.
 It would be awesome to meet Veronica Roth, John Green and Rainbow Rowell but I read that they would have a limit on signatures and such so better off going with the lesser known, but just as good, authors.

Now, pictures. I just walked around and took pictures, most tents are pretty self explanatory so I'll skip the lengthy descriptions.

 Pets allowed! My kind of shindig.

More pictures after the break...

 Free cookies!!

YA Stage... It was like this an hour prior to the authors scheduled appearance.

 Authors prior to the ones mentioned.. YA Fiction
Young Adult Fiction

 but you can see the difference in crowd... YA Sci-Fi Fantastical Tales

After they were done, I left. I had walked around for two hours prior and had shoved my bag with as many freebies as I could. Succesful Sunday, no?  

I'll definitely be attending next year!

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