Monday 17 May 2010

Bloggers + Books = Lots of Fun!

Saturday was the UK YA Blogger Meet Up organised by Jo from Once Upon A Bookcase so I got to spend the afternoon meeting up with some of my favorite UK Bloggers & getting to know some others who I'm sure I'll be chatting to a lot more in the future.

We all met up in the coffee shop in Waterstones in Piccadilly which has got to be the biggest Waterstone's I've ever been in (5 floors of books - heaven for book addicts!).  It was so much fun meeting everyone and chatting about all of our favorite books.  We also had a couple of special guests Lauren & Kelly from Random House who brought us all a very special present - can you see from the grins on our faces just how excited we were?
Sammee, Becky, Caroline, Sophie, Cat, Nayu, Carly, Lynsey, Jo & me with our copies of Torment
Lynsey had just finished reading Fallen on the train & I wouldn't be surprised if she started Torment on the way home
Kelly & Lauren from Random House
Lynsey, Jo & me
Non, Sammee & Becky
Caroline & Sophie
Cat, Nayu & Carly
Caroline, Sophie, me, Cat & Nayu

After a couple of hours spent swapping books & chatting it was time to hit the bookshelves.  I wish I'd thought to take some pictures of everyone wandering around with their stacks of books to buy!  I only managed to stick to my book buying ban because I ran out of time & had to leave but I've added so many more books to my wish list.

I'd like to say a massive thank you to Jo for organising the meet up.  I had such a great afternoon & I'm already looking forward to meeting up with everyone again soon :o)

Who was there:


  1. Awesome post, Sarah! And you got some really great photos! I'm going to link to yours from mine. Can I steal some photos please? I'm thinking Facebook album! Did Lauren send you the Torment books photo?

  2. You all look like you had a fantastic time! Every time I read about you lot descending on poor Waterstones Costa's I giggle. Hopefully I can get to one in the future!

  3. Looks like you guys had lots of fun! Great photos! :)

  4. This is so fun! Great post and thanks for sharing it :)

  5. Aw My Gosh. You're all so lucky! It seems to have been fun. :-)

  6. @ Jo - You're welcome to use the pics :o) I can email them to you if you have trouble getting them from the blog. I must add you on facebook! The first pic (with all of us in) is one that Lauren took but the rest are mine. Thank you so much for organising the meet up - I had so much fun meeting everyone :o)

    @ Rhiana - It was a great day but I don't think Waterstones knew what hit it LOL. I think we probably spent enough money that they'd love to see us all come back though. It would be fab if you could come to one - I'd love to meet you :o)

    @ Leanna - It was such a fun afternoon, I can't wait to do it again!

    @ Sheila - I hope you have as much fun at your meet up (I'm sure you will!). It was so good to meet lots of other booky people LOL

    @ Raila - It was a great day :o) Do you know any bloggers in your area? If you do I'd definitely recommend trying to arrange something similar

  7. It was so much fun, wasn't?Hopefully we'll get to do it again soon.

  8. It was great to meet you and I'm glad you had a great time. Can't believe you managed to escaped without buying any books though lol

  9. It looks like you guys had such an awesome time! I wish I was there!

  10. @ So Many Books - It was lovely to meet you Sophie! I can't wait to do it again, will have to make sure I save up first so I've got plenty of spending money though LOL

    @ I Want To Read That - I really enjoyed meeting you Sammee! I was impressed with myself LOL but I really did run out of time :o) I'm definitely going to have money to spend for the next meet up though & I'm going to make sure I don't have to rush off so I can spend time shopping hehe

    @ Jordan - It was so much fun, I'd definitely recommend trying to arrange a meet up with bloggers who are local to you. It was great to chat to so many people who are as obsessed with books as I am!

  11. It looks like a great day!! :)

  12. It was such a fun day Jenny! I hope we can do it again soon & it would be lovely if you could make it to the next one :o)



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