I have never been to a book festival, but it is definitely something that is on my bucket list! I am sure they are really chaotic but in the best way.
I found this on the wonderful Sara’s blog, The Bibliophagist.
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Name your top 3 authors that you would like to meet.
No surprise here! Heather O’Neill is one of my favourite authors. She is also a Canadian, which I like to think increases my chances of actually meeting her. Her books are so atmospheric and devastatingly beautiful that I think hearing her speak would be so insightful.
Colson Whitehead has written two of my favourite novels, and I imagine that he would be an incredible speaker. He is just one of those people that I think I could learn a lot from.
I think that Matt Haig has started some important conversations about mental health. I so appreciated both of his nonfiction books, Reasons to Stay Alive and Notes from a Nervous Planet. I have shared passages from both books with my friends and family. His fiction novel The Humans is also so delightful and makes me smile just thinking about it. I just want to shake his hand!
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How do you determine what books you’re going to read next?
Mood, mood, mood. I am such a mood reader that it is impossible to know what book I will pick up next. I do try to prioritize ARCs but I do not force it if I am just not in the mood for them- it is not fair to the book! Also, if someone lends me a book I will always pick it up ASAP.
What ARC would you wait hours in line for?
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
I think my love for Elizabeth Avevedo has been made pretty clear, so it probably comes as no surprise that I would wait in line for hours for Clap When You Land. I would be happy if I went to a book festival and this was the only ARC I walked out with!
Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
Yaa Gyasi is the author who wrote the masterpiece that is Homegoing- the novel that made me fall in love with multi-generational stories. Ever since I read Homegoing, I have been impatiently waiting for Gyasi next novel and 2020 is the year! It does not come out until September, so if I would wait all day for an ARC.
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampire by Grady Hendrix
I have no idea why I am so excited about this book, but my gut is telling me I am going to love it. I need more vampires in my life! Seriously, I talk about his book so much that it is making the wait more difficult.
What bookish merch/pre-order incentives/etc. is your favorite?
I love anything that has the author’s signature on it whether it is a poster, a bookmark, a bookplate, etc. I also just love any original bookmarks- they are my favourite things!
What topic would you love to see some of your favorite authors talk about?
I am always curious about where the inspirations for the stories I love came from. There are so many author’s whose minds I am in awe of and I would just love to hear anything about their process.
I would also be curious to know their thoughts on the book community.
Yallfest, Yallwest, BookCon/BookExpo, YALC, Etc.
What book festival/con would you go to if you had the choice?
Can I say them all? One I would love to go to and is probably the most realistic for me is Word on the Street in Toronto. I love to support Canadian authors and the Canadian publishing industry in any way that I can.
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Interesting idea. Sounds like it might be good for those on a budget.
I’be heard nothing but good things about Word on the Street, two of my coworkers go every year…. I don’t know why I haven’t gone with them… 😂
You should! I love Toronto. Not sure why I haven’t made the time to go.
Haha, right! Maybe 2020 will be the year!
My favorite book festival is the Boston Book Festival, it’s free and so easy for me to get to.
That sounds awesome. I adore Boston!
It’s such a fun city, there’s so much history.
Thank you so much for doing the tag, Kristin! I loved reading your answers. The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires sounds really good – I discovered it yesterday and it’s so not my usual cup of tea but I can’t wait for it for some odd reason. And Clap When You Land – I cannot wait for it so much! Great post, and thanks so much again for doing the tag!! 🙂
It was such a fun tag!!
I can’t wait for Transcendent Kingdom too! Book festivals are a treat for bibliophiles. They are such fun. Hope you get to attend one. 🙂
I hope so too. One day!
I’m SO excited for Yaa Gyasi’s next book as well! This is such a fun series, I know I wasn’t tagged but hope you don’t mind if I do it and link back to you too 🙂
I would love to see your answers!
Dumb question 😬How do you tag/mention someone in a post? I tried to @someone but the only name that pops up is my own?
You have to link to one of their posts! So you would just copy the web address and paste it into your post. This article explains it better than I can! https://www.authormedia.com/how-to-add-a-hyperlink-to-wordpress/
Oh thanks! I didn’t know that notified the person you’re linking but I’ll give it a try 🙂
Literature festival are amazing you get to meet your favorite authors and listen to them. I recently went to Jaipur literature festival and it was amazing. You should check out my post on it .