~Random Ramblings from a Book Lover~ Rebels & Readers Here I Come!

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Rebels & Readers is this weekend and I can hardly contain my excitement!  Seriously,  I bought my tickets last January and have had my hotel room booked for months.

So, why am I so excited?  I am so glad you asked!

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First, as a fan and reader, it is an amazing experience to get to chat up your favorite authors and cover models. 

When I went to Rebels last year, it was my first signing event and I was stupid nervous.  The first thing I realized, however, is that everyone is extremely nice and very approachable.  This group of authors, models, photographers and more really have come together just to meet with their fans and readers.  They will sign anything you ask them to as well as pose for pictures and stop for a minute to chat with every person who asks them too . . . no matter how long their line may be.  And, you get to meet other readers who are sharing in your fan-girl moment!

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Second, as a blogger, I am always on the lookout for all sorts of goodies I can giveaway on my blog.  More swag than you can even imagine decorates each author’s table.  Everything from signed books, pictures, bookmarks, key chains, magnets, pens, tablets, calendars, candy and treats and more!  Honestly, it’s like Christmas and Trick or Treat combined for a book lover! 

 

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Finally, it’s a weekend get-away for my spouse and I.  We get to road trip together (without our daughter who happily stays home with Pappy) and have an extended “date night” for the entire weekend!  We do have time apart . . . while I do the signing, he chills out the hotel typically playing his guitar without the interruptions that happen at home.  But, we get to have dinner out a few nights and have a few drinks without having to worry about someone having to drive home since our hotel has both restaurants and bars in walking distance.  We have been married for 13 years, so making time for us like this is really important in keeping our romance alive and kicking!

 

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Needless to say, I am super excited for the weekend!  I can’t wait to share my experiences with you along with my book and swag haul from the event.  Oh, and pictures . . . I promise to take a lot!

 

Are you headed to Revels & Readers this weekend?  Give me a shout out if you are so I can be on the lookout to say hello!

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Happy Reading!

-Janine

 

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