|RIP Fitbit Alta|
After picking up my wristband (you don't have to buy one, but you can't get into the panels if you don't) I went to go find my first panel that was starting soon - Feminist Activism through Popular Fiction. It was a great panel, and I met some really interesting female authors that I'll definitely be reading soon! I wanted to buy a copy of Dietland to have Sarai Walker (who was on the panel) sign, but they ran out. That's ok, that just means that other people were just as excited for her as I was, which is awesome! I'm still glad I got to see her :) I couldn't help but laugh at the fact that I was at a feminist panel and the venue was playing Alanis Morissette before and after. Like, seriously??? Hahah.
|Me trying not to murder the people cutting in line. Only took this pic because my brother texted and was like "where are you???" |
Back of the line, that's where I am.
Once that panel wrapped up, I used the rest of my time checking out the other booths and things I wasn't able to see earlier. Found some more books I needed to look for at the library. Like this middle grade book that I'm reading right now (don't judge me on my middle grade books and I won't judge you on your YA books). The only other thing I bought that day was this pin from PapaLlama!
|My nails aren't even that long anymore [cries]|
Overall I had a great time. There were some aspects from last years festival that I missed, but just the fact that I got to spend my day surrounded by books and other book loving people was good enough for me :)