We are so happy to have YallWest back in person for the first time in two (three??) years!! Below is a cute lil book tag we put together in honor of all the bookish things we’ve been missing!
Book Festival: A book festival you would like to visit!
Bree: I used to always want to visit the big bois, like BookCon/BookExpo and YallFest, but really I would love to visit
any all book festivals. My life has been lacking them lately and I miss their positive, bookish energy!
Tree: I want to make it to the Tucson Festival of Books! And now that I know someone who lives there, that might happen one day.
ARC Giveaway: What ARC are you willing to wait in a 2 hour line for?
Bree: Not gonna lie, I would probably knife someone right about now for an ARC of Husband Material by Alexis Hall.
Tree: I very much would love Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood.
Meet & Greet: Who is the author you would most like to meet?
Bree: Ahh there are so many I would love to meet!! Holly Black is at the top of that list for sure, but I would also love to meet Meryl Wilsner, Alice Oseman, Ngozi Ukazu, Emma Lord, Helen Hoang and Casey McQuiston!! To name *cough* more than a few…
Tree: I would love to meet some of my favorite romance authors! I would love to meet Sarah MacLean, Emily Henry, Ali Hazelwood, Talia Hibbert, or Alyssa Cole!
Merch Booth: What bookish accessory are you adding to your collection?
Bree: Lately I seem to be picking up a lot of bookish shirts? Oooh but my bookish accessory is enamel pins, of course! I am just so weak for them, even though they have very little function.
Tree: I’m not a huge bookish accessory person, but I love stickers! Also, can’t go wrong with cute bookmarks.
Author Autograph: What is your most prized signed book? / Who’s signature would you most like to get?
Bree: I would absolutely love to get Holly Blacks signature on any of my collection, but most importantly The Folk of the Air series! I might actually die if that happened. I super excited to see her on her Book of Night Tour in MAY!!!!
Tree: Meeting Meg Cabot and having her sign my copy of the last Princess Diaries book that I bought as an 8th grader the day it came out, was very special. I also really would like to get Maggie Stiefvater to sign my copy of The Scorpio Races.
Waiting in Line: Who are you waiting in line with? Or who is a bookish friend you would love to meet?
Bree: If my answer was anything other Tree, posterity would be gobsmacked. I swear half our friendship is books (the other half is coffee). We’ve been to so many events, and she is the first person I ever think to ask to any event.
Tree: Obviously Bree is my go to bookish friend. I can’t even count how many events we have been to at this point. But, also shoutout to all the people I’ve chatted with in line at various festivals and events.
Book Caddy: How many books are you willing to tote around all day??
Bree: WE HAVE A SYSTEM Y’ALL. Our first year attending YallWest we brought like, a backpack each filled with books and it was TOO MUCH. We now like each carry 3-5 on us and swap them out as our “schedule” permits. If you’d like more tips, you can check out 2019 Guide to Yallwest.
Tree: Well Bree and I lowkey cheat with this and park sort of close to the festival. We then visit the car like five times and switch out all the books/drop off any books acquired. So like five max.
Thanks for reading! We hope you do the tag (even if you haven’t been to Yallwest before)!
xoxo, Bree & Tree