As promised, I said I would write a series of posts about this years expo.
I left Minnesota on Tuesday May 10th at 5:30 am to drive to Chicago for the book expo. I had decided that between driving to Minneapolis, paying for parking there, paying for luggage, and plane as well as cost of shipping books back – this could be a wash as I would just have gas costs and parking at the hotel. For the record – it was more cost-effective to drive so I got that right. YAY me!
I planned to arrive at the hotel around 2:30 with breaks for gas, bathroom, or food. In reality – with the traffic in Minneapolis and then getting lost in Chicago for a stressful hour…. it was closer to 4:30 when I finally parked and met up with my roommate Candace of Beth Fish Reads.
After unpacking we walked around the expo area a bit looking at all the great posters promoting books I was excited about….
Don’t those look great? We finished up our day by going to eat at the pub in the hotel. He had good food and a glass of wine, talked and caught up, and anticipated what was to come…. tomorrow we will talk about Day 1 of the expo and the Audie Awards!