A year and a half ago I joined the Bookstagram community after observing as an outsider for some months. I wanted to get involved myself because I wanted to express my love of reading and I wanted to be part of something that seemed to make so many people feel so happy. You can find my account here.
At the end of July I went to my first ever YALC and lets just say I’m still hungover from the mass exposure to books! I bought a three day ticket, going solo for the Friday and the Saturday and then with my friend Kell on the Sunday. I didn’t really feel alone for the first two days though, because I met so many new friends and spoke to soooo many book lovers. This was the first time I’d been within a community of YA readers and I revelled in the experience! You can bet I was talking to everyone in the queue, running about with people to win arcs and adding everyone I spoke to on Twitter and Instagram.