Tuesday, February 17, 2015

ALA MidWinter 2015

So, when I found out that ALA Midwinter 2015 was going to be in Chicago, my first thought was there was no way I could miss it.  I mean, seriously, I only live three hours from Chicago.  So, I called my mom, who went with me to ALAVegas is June, and asked her if she would like to go.  Then the planning started....we decided to take the train so we wouldn't have to mess with parking in the big city.

Then we met up with my dear friend Stacey, from PageTurners Blog to hang out together and explore the city. I have been to Chicago tons of times, but you just never know what you will see!

Stacey, Me and mom at the Bean.

It was freezing out, by the way..

Got to eat out at a cool place called Ed Devebic's

You need to try it if you are ever in Chicago.

THEN we got to go to ALA Friday night for opening....who knew they would be serving champaign..

It was so much fun, and I snagged a bunch of great books that I can't wait to read...and also met some great authors.


Mike Mullins                                                                                      Meg Cabot

Here is my book haul....shipped home in five boxes.

It was a great time...although I would not recommend going to Chicago in the winter....with a blizzard on the way....they ended up getting 19 inches of snow.  Our train left on schedule, and we finally made it back after a horrific drive on the interstate, but I was hearing that lots of planes were cancelled and people stuck in Chicago.

If you EVER get a chance to go to an ALA event, do it.  It is so worth it, fun, and great opportunity to meet people just as crazy about books as you are!

1 comment:

  1. Wow that looks like a lot of fun. I've always wanted to go to a big convention. I went to a small one in Vegas a couple years back but it was the conventions first year and it was very disorganized. One of these days I will go to one. They just need to come a little bit closer to my location.
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous