Event Recap: The 2015 Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival!

I had been waiting the whole year since the last TBF for this year’s event, and I can happily say that TBF 2015 was everything I wanted it to be! I met some amazing authors, people, and listened to great panels. I bought a few books and most important of all I had a blast! I was a bit disappointed because it was announced that Sarah J. Maas was unable to be there due to an injury, I was really looking forward to meeting her and attending her panel, but of course her health is the number one priority — we want more books by her of course!

The day started out with book sales, where I purchased three books (four if you count the one my mom bought for both of us to share). I bought Unchanged by Jessica Brody, Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry, and The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa. My mom and her friend were planning on going to a panel for Michael Buckley, author of Undertow, so she bought that one for us to share!

Opening Session: All Authors

In TBF fashion, author Charles Benoit reprised his role as game show host for an author version of truth or talent! Being that there were 29 authors, I can’t remember all of their truths and talents, but the highlight for me was Jessica Brody wrapping a Spice Girls song! Yes, you read that right.

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Book Event: TBF Live 2014

On Saturday I attended TBF Live 2014 – a teen book festival featuring over 20 amazing authors. There were panels, sessions, book sales, raffles, signings and all over fun! This was my third time going to the festival, but my first time as a blogger. I’m super excited to share with you all about it!

Authors in Attendance:

Laurie Halse Anderson
Jay Asher
Jonathan Auxier
Paolo Bacigalupi
Charles Benoit
Ann Brashares
Cecil Castellucci
Joelle Charbonneau
Alexandra Coutts
Gina Damico
Simone Elkeles
Lisa Greenwald
Ellen Hopkins
A. S. King
Alethea Kontis
E. Lockhart
Alex London
Amber Lough
Michelle Madow
Lauren Myracle
G. Neri
Nancy Ohlin
Marie Rutkoski
Tess Sharpe
Neal Shusterman
Andrew Smith
Meagan Spooner
Aaron Starmer
Margaret Stohl
Cristin Terrill
Terry Trueman

Unfortunately, Margaret Stohl and Ann Brashares couldn’t make it due to extreme flight delays, and Lisa Greenwald and Alexandra Coutts were sick and didn’t attend either. Although I was hoping to meet them, it didn’t spoil how awesome the day was!

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Week in Review: May 18th

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Inspired by Anna @ Anna Reads.

What I did:

I finished APs!!! *happy dance* – Okay but enough about school… I finally got to spend a lot of time on reading this past Friday, and I’m hoping my weeks will be much less stressful and full of extra time to spend blogging, reading and being with friends!

ALSO, yesterday I went to an amazing Teen Book Festival with over 20 authors in attendance and had a GREAT time! I met a ton of amazing authors, listened to them speak, and got books signed! Would you guys like me to do a recap post? Let me know in the comments, but I probably will anyway since it was SO FUN! 🙂

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