Category: Events

Tips for attending YALLfest (updated 2023)

Tips for attending YALLfest (updated 2023)
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on November 1, 2023 | 0 Comments

I’ve posted tips several times over the years, but with YALLfest 2023 coming up in a couple of weeks, I wanted to repost them because I have things to add! This will be my ninth year attending the festival and the tenth anniversary of my very first YALLfest (HOW has it been an entire decade since I started attending?!?!) and I am SO FREAKING EXCITED! It’s always chaotic, but SO. FUN. This festival is non-negotiable in my schedule and I look […]

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Book Event Recap: I MET PIERCE BROWN AHHHH

Book Event Recap: I MET PIERCE BROWN AHHHH
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on September 6, 2023 | 0 Comments

I’ve met quite a few authors since I started attending events back in 2013, but Pierce Brown has been the one author that eluded me. He was the only one of my faves (still alive, anyway) that I hadn’t met! Funny story: When I first read Red Rising and became obsessed with the series, I discovered that Pierce had been to my fave bookstore ONE. MONTH. before I’d read it. I was sooo salty! I missed him by that much. […]

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Book Event Recap: TJ Klune Signing

Book Event Recap: TJ Klune Signing
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 3, 2023 | 2 Comments

I was able to block my day off to go down to the Joseph Beth in Lexington (a 2.5 hour drive) for this event on April 28th! My bookstabestie Christy (@cbookaddiction) lives in Kentucky, and she’s about 2 hours away from Lexington, so we planned to meet and attend the event together. I hadn’t seen her since we went to YALLfest together in 2018! I was a little sad that I didn’t know about the event sooner so I could […]

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YALLfest 2022 Recap

YALLfest 2022 Recap
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on November 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

YALLfest haul Signed books Books I brought These are the books I already owned and brought with me to the festival to get signed! Tales From the Hinterland by Melissa Albert The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune Belladonna by Adalyn Grace The Scorpio Races (Owlcrate special edition) by Maggie Stiefvater Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater Mister Impossible by Maggie Stiefvater Greywaren by Maggie Stiefvater Illuminating the Prophecy (tarot) by Maggie Stiefvater Navigating the Scorpio Sea […]

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I’m Participating in Read Like Hell-a-thon!

I’m Participating in Read Like Hell-a-thon!
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

Read Like Hell-a-thon is hosted by Books Beans and Botany! I’ve been a lurker in the readathon’s Facebook group for some time now and just never got around to participating. I’m so excited to finally dive in! This readathon runs the whole month of April and you can find the prompts for it HERE. What I plan to read I don’t know if I’ll hit them all or be able to reach the bonus level, but I want to try! […]

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Bout of Books 33: Goals & Progress

Bout of Books 33: Goals & Progress
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Sign up HERE Bout of Books starts Monday, and as always, I am SUPER excited!!! I love this readathon so much and the timing is perfect because I can get a starting boost on my 2022 challenge! I wanted to get to 100 books in 2021 and just didn’t make it. I fell WAY short with only 50 books. Hopefully I can do better this year! GOALS Finish one audiobook ✓ Finish 3-4 books OR 1,200 pages total ✓ Read […]

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