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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

{Armchair BEA: Day 3} Positive "real life" experience with books


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{Today's suggested writing topic: We'd love for you to share a positive "real life" experience with books! Either by way of your own partnerships in your community, a book signing you went to or possibly even a get together with fellow book bloggers. }

Well I've had some really great positive experiences with books! I worked for Borders Books and Music for five years. This is where I began my new love for more genres and authors. I started to discover them but shelving and getting ARCs to read to help promote our best sellers. Not long after a became a supervisor, Twilight came out and I read it and really enjoyed it. Soon after I began promoting it, the craze started and everyone wanted a copy. The YA genre boomed and I became in charge with organizing events and merchandising the area with books that I would recommend. I really miss working for the company but it got me started with recommending on my blog and becoming apart of such an awesome community.

Now I got to a local book store called Mysterious Galaxy for signings and big release events. I have met so many authors such as Cassandra Clare, Gini Koch, Holly Black, and many more there.

Also I got to Comic Con where I have met the author and gotten lots of wonderful ARCs, which helped me discover some fantastic new series. Last year I met Andrea Cremer, Tahereh Mafi, Marie Lu, Laurell K Hamilton, and many more. Along with going to the Publishing panels, I had a wonderful time. This year I'll be going again and I cant wait to see who I meet and new books to find!

Lastly I will be attending ALA later this month, where I already know some bloggers who I'm going to meet up with. This will be my first time attending and I cant wait experience this big event!

8 comments:

  1. Comic Con!!! I'm happy you have met those authors! I love them too! Cassandra Clare oh my. And Marie Lu too!


    Stopping by from Armchair BEA. :)

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy

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  2. Are those actual bookstore uniforms in the photo or just some event costumes? If those are uniforms, that's so cool!

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  3. You are so lucky to have worked in a bookstore! I've applied to my local ones many times, but they just don't seem to want me :(

    Have fun at ALA! I won't be able to attend, but it sounds great :)

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  4. Hi Kristen!

    I miss my Borders SO SO MUCH. And isn't working in a bookstore the best? I worked at a Waldenbooks for about a year and a half before it closed and it was so much fun.

    Sounds like you have a lot of bookish real world experience! Yay for Comic Con!

    Happy ABEA :)

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  5. Wow, you're going to THE Comic Con, the one that sells out in like an hour? Very cool! I can only imagine how insane it is there. Adding more authors to SDCC makes me even more anxious to go, if I can brave those crowds.

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  6. OMG Comic Con! That would be a blast! I had friends trying to go this year but I don't think they were able to get passes. What a great experience! :)
    My Networking Post

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  7. If I had to get a job, a bookstore would be my number one choice (or a Librarian). I would love to be surrounded by books all the time :)

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  8. Working at a bookstore must of be fab but I'm afraid all my paycheck would go to buy books. ;)

    Thanks for participating!

    Here's my networking post

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks

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