Decatur Book Fest 2012
It has been a loooonnnnggg while since this blog's been updated...One of the reasons, well, I haven't had any luck in reading a good book. I thought I'd have some luck with Wicked by Gregory Maguire (Fantasy), hoping it'd be as yummy as The Bartimaeus Trilogy, but I was wrong. I have problems finishing the last chapter now...Argghhh...
Ok, so what's new? As stated above, the Decatur Book Fest 2012 that was held recently in Decatur, GA from Aug 31 - Sept 2. And I've gotta check it out. My hubby and I took the train and to no surprise, there were big crowds in every station! One, because there was a football match. Two because there was also a big event - the Dragon Con that was happening in the same weekend. (My hubby and I will definitely check out Dragon Con next year, with me in COSTUME! Muahahaha)
So was the Book Fest good? I can't say it wasn't because books were sold at rock-bottom prices from as low as $5!! Of course I bought a few haha I was really tempted to get more children's books, but had to resist it due to space in our current place.
|Decatur Book Festival 2012 (Aug 31 - Sept 2)|
|See that?? ALL BOOKS $5!!! Checked the books. |
All in almost-perfect condition... :)
|These 'bird-houses' are placed outside homes or anywhere you|
like, with books in it. The idea is, you take a book and replace
it with another book of your own. An interesting way of
doing a book exchange :)
|A closer look at the Little Free Libraries :)|
|The Type Rider has a very interesting story to share. Read below.|
|Kids trying out a writing tool which has been|
replaced by a keyboard.
|Get 3 for $8 here!!! And some really good cheap|
children's books which I was sooooo tempted to buy!!
|The 3 For $8 was one of the most popular tents.|
Another highlight for me was meeting the author of one of all-time favorite books, The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern. Oh yes! SHE WAS THERE! :)) Went for her reading. Pictures as follow.
|A very punctual lady indeed :))|
|This was just half of those who came. It was full by the time|
the reading started!
|She read one of her favorite chapters on Bailey,|
Poppet and Widget
|By the way Erin, this is my 3rd The Night Circus haha|
The other 2 are in storage till we get a permanent place :)
|Yay!! A photo and autograph! Mission ACCOMPLISHED!|
Thanks Erin! :))
By the way, the queue was super long! I waited for almost 2 hours!
I can't wait to see the author line-up for next year! :)) And...I'm DEFINITELY gonna watch The Night Circus when it's out :))
Meanwhile, I can't wait to finish Wicked. It did have some really good reviews, but honestly, I'm not enjoying it so far. I had high expectations of it due to its rave reviews.