Here is my Sunday round-up for YALC 2018. My Saturday round-up can be found here.
I started off the day with The Suspense is Killing Me talk – it was absolutely fantastic, I loved it! I will definitely be exploring the authors from the talk at some point in the future.
I then went and got my books signed by Nicci Cloke, it was fantastic to finally meet her after doing a wonderful interview with her for YAShot back in April which you can read here.
I then took part in the Holly Bourne origami workshop where we got to hear her talk about her latest book, Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes?, got an awesome little goodie bag and made some kindness infection viruses (Don’t worry they were just paper origami viruses) which we spread at her talk later that afternoon. It was such a fun workshop though I can’t say my origami skills are that great.
I then walked around YALC picking up a few new books including Genesis, Unconventional and the Extinction Trials. I then went to the Real World, Real Me talk with Holly Bourne which was fantastic.
I then ventured down to LFCC for the Vampire diaries talk which was hilarious but poorly organised. Despite getting to the queue 40 minutes early, it was already super long and I finally got into the talk 10 mins after it had started which I was not pleased about having paid £10 to see it. It definitely needed much better organisation.
I had a quick glance back round the LFCC floor stalls but wasn’t super interested this year and was missing the much calmer atmosphere of the YALC floor.
I then purchased more books, some of which I got in the flash sales taking place. I even got my hands on a book for £1 in the Anderson Press flash sale!
I also swapped two books in the book swapped during the day where I picked up a proof of Things a Bright Girl Can Do and a copy of My Secret YouTube Life, a book I was shocked to see in the swap pile as it was being sold as some sort of YALC exclusive buy all weekend. I was super chuffed with this picks and I hope whoever picked up the books I left enjoys them!
I then decided to call time on the weekend so I headed back to the train station, weighed down with too many books and bookish swag, ready to go home.
I had such a great weekend at YALC this year, and it was great to bump into a few people from the book community this year. Did you go to YALC this year? What was your favourite part of the weekend, I’d love to know. Also if you have any YALC posts, I’d love to read them so please share the links to those also.