This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Book Events/Festivals I’d Love to Go to Someday (Real or Fictional). I don’t really know ten real or fiction book events or festivals I want to attend, so I expanded my list to include competitions or events from books that I wish I could attend.
BookCon: I think almost any reader or book lover has heard of BookCon and dreams about going at some point. I really don’t know anything about it except what people on Instagram or blogs have talked about, though. It’s all about books, so it has to be fun, right?
YALLFest: Like with BookCon, most fans of YA books have heard about YALLFest or YALLWest and wish they could go. It always seems like such a fun weekend!
National Book Festival: Maybe while I’m in Washington D.C. I’ll stop by the Library of Congress, too. I just want to step into that building and take a deep breath to smell all those books.
Buckeye Book Festival: This one might be one I actually attend someday since it takes place in my state. Does anybody else like learning which authors are from their state?
Comic-Con: Okay, but who doesn’t want to attend Comic-Con at least once in their life? It’s the fangirl dream, baby. The dream.
Excelsior Con from Once Upon a Con series by Ashley Poston: Even though it seems to be like most cons, I would love to attend this one. It sounds so fun and exciting!
Mr. Holm’s Labyrinth Competition from To Best the Boys by Mary Weber: Okay, so this could probably be dangerous (though I don’t think anybody actually dies), but it would also be exciting to participate in this annual competition. If Rhen can survive, I can. Right?
Le Cirque des Rêves from The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: I realize this isn’t technically an event, but Le Circque des Rêves showing up seems like an event worth noting. How magical would it be to step into those tents and witness magic?!
The Scorpio Festival from The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater: Okay, so watching the actual race might be a bit much, but I would love to attend the festivities leading up to the race. November cakes and weird costumes and watching the riders vow to ride by their blood. Whoa, buddy, that would be exciting!
Shokugeki and other competitions from Food Wars by Yuto Tsukuda: I definitely could not compete in the various cooking duels and competitions from this manga series. But it would absolutely delicious to watch or judge the events. Think of how great all that food would taste… *drools*