This post is part of my week-long participation in Armchair BEA 2012.
Networking... In Real Life
Probably one of the coolest things that blogging has brought me is a connection with bloggers from my province, and the opportunity to find out about awesome bookish events. Here are some links to posts I've made about events I've been fortunate enough to attend:
- Word on the Street Toronto (2011)
- 1st Annual Ontario Blog Squad Meet Up
- Books 2 Eat (2012)
- Kelley Armstrong signing
- Rochester Teen Book Festival (2012)
The Ontario Blog Squad meet up is one of the coolest book/blogger events I've been to, and I was so happy to be a part of it. A huge group of bloggers got together and talked books, and we were also fortunate enough to get some crazy awesome goody bags with ARCs and swag. I will definitely do everything in my power to attend the 2012 meet up as well, because meeting all my blogger friends in real life was such a cool experience.
I've also met up with Avery a bunch of times because we live relatively close to one another. I don't even know exactly how we found each other's blogs, but we realized that we had gone to the same school and lived almost in the same city. We get together every month or so and trade books and swag and talk all kinds of bookish things. It's definitely fun to have blogging to thank for a real life friendship.
I'd love to do some more "real life networking". I want to branch out a bit and connect with a local high school to see if any teachers might want ARCs or extra books from my library. I'm definitely open to other opportunities as well, so I'm really excited to get some ideas from everyone else's posts today.