SWAG BRAG TIME.
The New York Public Library gave me free guest passes for Book Expo America (worth $45), where I received:
- 15 books (one signed, many ARCs, a surprising number of best-sellers — approximately $100 value)
- 11 sample chapters
- three tote bags
- four pins
- one poster
- one deck of tarot cards
- two magnets
- one keychain
- two bottles of “Spring Water for Dummies”
- a handful of miscellaneous postcards, fliers, coasters, etc.
- a stomachful of chocolate
… and a $40 giftcard for Out of Print Clothing for only $20.
So I think it’s safe to say NYPL is my hero.
(Sorry for the obnoxious bragging, folks, but I couldn’t contain my glee.)