Ok you guys, WE HOSTED OUR FIRST EVENT on Saturday!!!
That is so weird to say and it was so fun to do! Our local Barnes and Noble invited us to host two segments of their 2nd annual B-Fest event, the “B In the Know” and “B Part of the Fun”, we also got to judge the “B Super” event. We were so surprised when Barnes and Noble contacted us and immediately knew that we wanted to do this event.
B In the Know
For the B In the Know event, we hosted a trivia game and also spoke to attendees about some popular and much loved teen books. We had chosen a couple of our favorites to talk about and others naturally popped up through the conversation. One of the big books that we discussed was Nicola Yoon’s The Sun is Also a Star and Everything, Everything. JaNae from JHeartLovesBooks made a special trip to come out to our Barnes and Noble just for the event, she was so sweet and Yoon is one of her favorite authors, be sure to check out her blog here and her Booktube here. We had a lot of fun with the Fierce Reads trivia and had so many prizes to give out, it was amazing.
B Part of the Fun
The last part of the day we were given the opportunity to talk about book blogging, bookstagram and writing in general. There were so many great conversations about blogging, writing, and the bookish community in general. We had so many great questions and we felt like we were really able to help some young aspiring writers figure out where to go next.
There are a ton of great book recommendations from us and also to us! We had a recommendation that we are definitely going to be following up on, Terry Pratchett’s The Tiffany Aching Books.
All in all, we had such a fun time and we definitely look forward to doing more in our local communities to help build the bookish community close to home.