Things I look forward to at Yalfest 2019

Joost started with the idea of Friday five. Every week there is a certain theme, where a few bloggers write there top five about. I don’t participate every time, I just pick my favorite topics. This week is all about the Dutch bookish event Yalfest.

As the Dutchies may know:  Yalfest is coming up in a little over two weeks. Even though I talk about this event very often, I’ll explain what it is quickly. Every year the publishers Best of YA and Blossom Books host an event called Yalfest, which you could compare to YALC. Here’s what I look forward to:

The authors
The first thing I look forward to is obviously the authors. When Benjamin Alire Sáenz was announced I knew I had to go. Besides Becky, he definitely is my favorite writer. I wanted to read a book by all the attending authors, which I did. By doing so, I found some new favorite books by Samira and Nic. Contemporary is the genre I like to read the most, but for a fantasy novel, I loved the book written by Kristen.

The goodie bag
I’m not lying, I love to get gifts. I know I pay for the tickets, but still, the goodie bag seems like a present to me. We already know one of the books that will be in there, A darker shade of magic. This sounds like a book I will like, but I don’t know a lot about it.

The presenter
This year there is a new presenter for the program on the mainstage. I already know Edward van de Vendel from the event with Becky last year. He did great, also a lot better than the former presenter. I look forward to seeing how he does with multiple authors at the same time.

The illustrators
During the last events, I never had the time to get an illustration. The first year I did get a personalized poem. Hopefully I’ll get a little drawing this year.

I don’t know a fifth thing, but I am very excited in general. Will I see anyone there?

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