Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Bookcon 2016 Overview, Haul + Tips

Saturday, May 14, 2016 I woke up at 5:12AM for Bookcon 2016. Their website, which I basically memorized in preparation and excitement for Bookcon, is here. I bought tickets a few days before April 15 and had been waiting EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. since for Bookcon to just get here already, making at least 6 rough drafts of my schedule, marking down all the show specials and panels, making sure no new author was added, and figuring out what authors to prioritize. I love planning so it was pretty great. But the actual day? It was exhausting (sleep? forget that; it's the back pain that was an issue) and towards the end I was like I need to rest or I'm going to fall over right now, but it was as wonderful and amazing as I'd spent an entire month hoping, expecting, willing it to be, and I left with not one complaint on my lips. 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

You're Lorelai, I'm Rory

Mama's Day 2016 // I talk about my mom and how much I love her more than I love anyone else besides my dad to everyone in this world because hello, she's my bragging rights. Because of that there really isn't a means to post about her, but then again....when is it ever not worth writing about her? A lot of people are surprised at how much I unabashedly value my mom. A lot of people who love their moms have loved their mothers their whole lives, or still have some kind of distance. I'm beyond fortunate to have someone who tells me they love me everyday, and who I'll never have to worry one day won't. In the highest compliment I can give and am giving, with all my heart and love, my mother is my Lorelai Gilmore. That's the name of the mom in the TV show Gilmore Girls. And it's also a phrase that puts a lot of meaning into it for anyone who even remotely understands the full impact of it.