Wednesday, June 20, 2012

10 Ways to Spot Me at ALA

Please say hello!
I love to meet new people and fellow book lovers. I'm friendly, I promise! I want to know which books you recommend and your favourite book! So, in order for you to easily spot me, here are 10 ways how:

1. I have seriously long, dark brown & black hair. It goes down to my waist. I constantly touch and fidget with it.

2. I've somehow managed to tweak my knee, so I'm currently walking with a limp on my left side. I hope it is gone before ALA (don't think it'll go over well walking an exhibit hall for 8 hours!), but chances are my gait will be a bit wonky.

3. I'm going to be there Friday evening, Saturday, and half of Sunday. So uhh...don't look for me other times?

4. I always look rushed. So I'm told, anyway.

5. I'm 5'3" when I stand tall. So I'll probably be around 5'1" because I'm kinda slouchy. Look down.

6. I wear a gold kartouche necklace that literally shines in sunlight. It says my name in Arabic on one side, and my name in English on the other. I will also be wearing 2 rings on my left hand: a ginormous shield ring on my middle finger (seriously, it's HUGE), and a silver leafing ring on my pointer finger.

7. I'm proooobably going to be at these author signings:

  • Jackson Pearce @ 5:30pm


  • Libba Bray @ 10:30 am
  • David Levithan @ 12pm
  • Jessica Khoury @ 2pm
  • Sarah J. Maas @ 3:30pm


  • Michael Grant @ 1pm
  • Lisa Schroeder @ 1:30pm (this one might not fit...but I'll try!)
  • Gennifer Albin @ 2:30pm

8. I will be at this event!
The Great YA Blogger Meetup
Hosted by YA Highway and Stacked Books
Saturday, June 23 @ 8pm
9. These are my business cards:
Cinder foot not included.
10. And mostly, because I look like this:
If you recognize this, it's my Twitter picture. Seems to work as an identifier!
Will you be there? Leave a comment so I can look out for you!
(and maybe some way I can recognize you, too?)


  1. Sierra AbramsJune 20, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    Awww Ashley you're so cute! Wish I could be there to fangirl with you again! ;) Maybe we can both make it to BEA next year? I can't wait to hear how you like ALA and all these awesome signings! :D

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

    1. Ashley @ Ashley Loves BooksJune 24, 2012 at 11:33 PM

      Would LOVE to do BEA next year! Definitely need to make that a goal!

  • jonyangorgJune 21, 2012 at 1:44 AM

    Man I wanna go to this Great YA Blogger Meetup! Crike. Have fun at ALA!

    1. Ashley @ Ashley Loves BooksJune 24, 2012 at 11:34 PM

      SO. MUCH. FUN! Lots of turnout and I met some great people - I wish you were there!

  • CheyJune 21, 2012 at 1:55 AM

    Lol! "Look down"! I totally wish I was going. I hope you have fun! :)

    1. Ashley @ Ashley Loves BooksJune 24, 2012 at 11:34 PM

      hahah I was a bit fearful that line came across rude, but it's true! Didn't quite work though, I got smashed into by a lot of tall people who just didn't see me :( But still, TONS of fun!

  • fakestephJune 21, 2012 at 6:37 AM

    Wish I was going to be there. Have so much fun! And I love your business cards.

    1. Ashley @ Ashley Loves BooksJune 24, 2012 at 11:35 PM

      I wish you were too! Although for the greedy reason that I'd love to meet you in person haha. And thank you about the business cards! Mine were thrown together so fast, I'm surprised that they came out ok!

  • AneeqahJune 21, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    I love this list! So cute and helpful. <3 Too bad I'm not going to ALA. There are some seriously awesome author signings that I want to go to!! *sigh* Anyways, have fun!! =)

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

    1. Ashley @ Ashley Loves BooksJune 24, 2012 at 11:37 PM

      haha thank you! I wish you could have gone! The author signings were crazy, but definitely awesome.

  • UnknownJune 22, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Oh, you are going to have a blast! And the Great YA Blogger Meet Up, what an awesome idea! That might be as much fun as ALA:) I look forward to your recaps and photos!

    1. Ashley @ Ashley Loves BooksJune 24, 2012 at 11:38 PM

      I have to admit, the meetup is definitely rivaling ALA in awesomeness! So many highlights to this trip, I can barely process it all haha. I wish I had taken more photos, but a recap will definitely be up soon. I wish you could have been there Heather, i'd love to meet you in person!


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