Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Decatur Book Festival Highlight: Who I'm Going With

If you haven't noticed yet, I'm pretty excited about Decatur Book Festival this weekend.  I've already shown you all my books, so today I want to tell you about how I'm actually twice as excited about the people I'm going with.  Hard to believe, but true.  I'm having the chance to meet some of the girls from my internet book club (NBC Shoutout!) who I never actually thought I'd get the chance to meet along with some of my other "internet" best friends, who have become real life best friends.  And of course I'm bringing along Luke and Bestie.  Luke and Bestie don't have blogs though, so you'll have to be satisfied with links to the blogs of the girls I can't wait to meet (and Crystal and Heather who I've already met!)

You guys have heard me gush about Crystal on here before - she only lives a few hours from me and we first met up in real life about a year and half ago.  And she is awesome - she recently raised a TON of mony for tornado victims in AL with All 4 Alabama, which was a huge success.  And I count her among my personal best friends ever.  Her blog is Life, Love, and Literature.

I also got to meet Heather, of See Heather Right, about a year ago.  She is also amazing and she went with me and Crystal and two other Nesties to DBF last year.  I haven't had a chance to see her in many months and I cannot wait to hang out with her again.

Also, remember how I'm always gushing about Jacki at Lovely Little Shelf?  She's coming!  I'm so excited that we're finally going to get to meet in real life - her blog is one of my all time favorites.  I actually tried like six times to nominate her for a Book Bloggers Appreciation Week award and could never get the nomination form to work.  Sorry Jacki - but I really did try and more than once!

Another favorite blogger is Jennie at Life Is Short, Read Fast.  Jennie just redid her home library with her books organized by color and it looks amazing - obviously great minds think alike (Jacki's are also organized by color in case you were wondering - we're all cool like that).  Also Jennie and Jacki both are from the midwest and I can't wait to hear them say "pop" instead of "coke".  And force feed them real grits (I mean what?  No, I'd never...)

Tameka (Imperfection Is The New Pink) is another awesome blogger I'll get to meet for the first time and a Nestie friend from way back.  We haven't met yet, but guys Tameka just makes me happy.  I feel like she radiates happiness - when I was thinking of how to describe her on here it's the first word that came to mind.  Also, she sent me Zombies vs. Unicorns AND Anna and the French Kiss - what's not to love?

And, the cherry on the pie of my DBF experience is that Ashley from That's Life is coming.  All the way from Canada.  What?  I know.  I'm not sure what Canadians say for coke, but I totally intend to find out.  Ashley is another NBC friend I've "known" online for several years and she's one of the sweetest, most real people I know. 

So there you have it.  Who I'm going to DBF with - in my post-DBF summaries I'll be linking up to them again and of course posting tons of pictures (if I'm not having too much fun to take them).


  1. I'm SO excited to see you again!! It's going to be such a fun weekend :)

  2. I am 100% over the moon excited about this! Seeing this post just made it even more real - I can't wait to meet you all in person!!

  3. Oh, and I can't wait to try some grits. :)

  4. SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. I wish so much that I could be there. I'm there in spirit!

  6. Weekend of book nerd fun take 2 is about to commence!!

    We HAVE to make sure Ashley gets Chick-Fil-A AND McD's Strawberry Lemonade.

  7. You guys are going to have so much fun! I will be living vicariously through all of your tweets and blog posts. I wish I could grab a portkey and zip on over to be there with you guys.

  8. I seriously CANNOT WAIT!!

    I am pretty overstimulated about the whole thing. Books, nerdy friends, a weekend away, Chick-fil-a, squeeee!

    And thanks for the noms even if they didn't make it. I couldn't make that stupid form work either. How annoying. Your tries warm my heart.

    T minus TWO DAYS! Ahhh!

  9. I'll be at DBF too, and half the is always meeting up with my blogger friends! Have fun!