For the last month-and-a-half, I’ve been happily occupied with planning the very first Ontario Blog Squad meetup. What is the Ontario Blog Squad, you may ask? It was an idea developed by the eight ladies seen below–
–that grew into a wonderful afternoon of bookish fun with book bloggers across Ontario! Between hundreds (literally!) of emails, 5+ hours of chats and pages and pages of Twitter conversations, we planned out a meetup that I’m overjoyed to say was a rousing success.
The Blog Squad girls had an amazing time setting up all the gift bags for the attendees–believe you me, we were just as starry-eyed to be packing them as you were to receive them! My own haul:
Our afternoon at the Duke of York was, in a word, splendid. Everything went off without a hitch, and we even had more prizes to give away than we thought. Have some more photos!
That woman in the white, striped shirt? That’s Lindsey from Random House! It was so lovely to meet her and chat about books, even for only a minute or so. We were also lucky enough to have a Kobo Touch to give away to one blogger.
Thank you to the wonderful Canadian publishing houses who went out of their way to give everyone a little pre-Christmas treat, the bloggers who took time out of their busy schedules to attend and of course, the seven ladies I worked with on this meetup!
- Jen @ Lost in the Library
- Christa @ Hooked on Books
- Wendy @ A Cupcake and a Latte
- Liz @ Midnight Bloom Reads
- Nicole @ All I Ever Read
- Mel @ He Followed Me
- Jackie @ My Ever Expanding Library
All in all, it was one of the best Saturday afternoons I’ve ever had, and I cannot WAIT for the next meetup! I hope you all had as much fun as I did. Don’t forget to check out the Ontario Blog Squad page for updates, contests and details on future meetups!
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