I mean, yeah, the books are great. And seeing people...blah, blah, blah.
But what everyone really wants to know is this:
WHO GOT THE COOLEST TOTES??
You thought this was going to be insightful didn't you?
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I totes love totes!!! Here are a few of my favorites totes that I got this year!
When I saw this tote from Harlequin Teen, I almost died from the awesome. Also from trying to contain my rapping skillz. No need to make people jealous. I got this bag at the Harlequin Teen breakfast, and it was full of some pretty fantastic books, which was just icing (since the tote is the important thing).
It doesn't show well in the pic (because I was too lazy to actually get up and take good shots), but the "Epic Reads" is actually a blueish color. It's really pretty, and the bag is quality. I got it at the Epic Reads Blogger party, where there was much fun had! It contained Kiss, Kill, Vanish along with some cool swag (tea, tissues - in case of feels, notebook etc).
I grabbed this Chronicle Books tote on the floor at BEA because I thought it was so cute! I love how it has little fun touches like red on the bottom, and yellow around the inside rim, with a red pocket inside. These things make me happy. Weird, but true.
I thought this bag was totes (yep) adorbs! I'm reading Wonder now, so I just had to grab this. Especially since it says "Choose Kind" on the back. Can't we just all??
This tote was awesome because it's super thick and sturdy . . . and it tells me what to do. In case I get distracted. I got this at the Simon & Schuster lunch and it was filled with signed books from people like Scott Westerfeld and Becca Fitzpatrick. Bonus points to Simon Teen for getting the books signed in advance, and making a tote sturdy enough to hold the awesome.
The reason I was so excited about this tote had NOTHING to do with the copy of Heir of Fire that was in it. No, of course not! I got this at the Bloomsbury breakfast, where we got to see the offices and chat with Sarah J Maas, and most importantly, GET THIS TOTE!
But my favorite tote of the conference had to be this one from Quirk Books:
It's just so simple and perfect! The only way it could've been better is if it had said "Totes Totes" because, really.
I can't do this post without a quick nod to my favorite BEA tote of all time. I got this bag at my first BEA ever, and it has gone with me every year. It's the perfect size for all my little crap, and the spare book or two, and I always get people asking me where they can get it. And I just respond, "YOU CAN'T! Hahaha!"
How about you? What was your favorite tote? Or if you didn't go to BEA, do you have a tote that you love to carry? Links to pictures get you bonus points!
I TOTES LOVE YA!
*Special thanks to @Crystalbookland for asking me about my totes, and inspiring this post!