My Favorite Tote Bags
Last year I brought home way too many tote bags. It was my first year at the BookExpo, and I didn't realize people were serious when they say totes are just shoved into your hands. This year I was prepared to say no and not take home as many as last year. (My honey also opposed the idea of more bags hanging around the house, haha) Anyway, I think this year I still brought home at least six or seven bags. I wanted to share a couple with you- my favorites. They're awesome- I mean, totes deserve their own post. They're almost as abundant as books at BEA. ;)
My favorite tote bag from BEA12
Let's start out with my favorite- THE HOBBIT got its own tote! How awesome is that!? It is the perfect size for me to take to work. Durable, heavy material. Hands down my favorite.
The biggest bag from BEA12
This definitely goes to McGraw Hill's big red over there on the left. This thing is massive. The straps are extra long too. The best thing about this bag are the two pockets on the side. It is really convenient to have a space for your water/chap stick/cell phone. I love how practical this one is, but it is too big for me- for the show floor anyway. I couldn't stop running into people with it. I preferred carrying two smaller ones than this one. Though I think this was the show favorite. I heard a lot of people saying they wished they could have nabbed this bag. I still love this one, totally will use this as an overnight bag.
Cutest bag at BEA12!
Look at that adorable bat on that adorable bag to my right. I should have taken a picture of the other side too. It is just as cutesy. Love the size of it too, I may be taking this one to the grocery store with me :) If not, it is definitely my new mail bag. I ship lots of books ;)
My Favorite Swag
I met a lot of brilliant people at BEA, I'll post more on them in another post- butttt There are tons of bookmarks, pins, postcards and randoms at BookExpo too! All of it promoting our favorite novels. Gosh, see why BookExpo is so wonderful? I hope you're all marking your calendars and joining next year, June 4th - 6th. Here are my top two favorites of the show!
Lemony Snicket Briefcase- Do I even have to tell you why this is my favorite? It has Daniel Handler's autograph on it!! Plus, lots of fun goodies on the inside. (Sneak peek at Handler's newest novel, soap, calendar, tour schedule, soap and a pen.)
I brought my dog home other treats- but this one came straight from BookExpo. Rex does not care about anything I brought him- just this Frisbee, and he's picky about his toys. So, for that reason, the dog Frisbee has to be at the top. He will not stop throwing this thing around and carrying it all over the house. He even cried at the door when he accidentally left it outside- until I let him go out and get it.
Alright, this probably won't be the end of my BEA posts. But hope everyone had a great weekend!