Sunday, October 17, 2010
This Week In Books and a Book Festival!
Yesterday (Saturday) I went to a local book festival! I had heard about it the last 2 years but somehow didn't make it, but this year I did and I'm glad I went! More below.
Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord by Sarah MacLean (Just Showed Up Review Copy) YES!!!!
Across the Universe by Beth Revis (Requested Review Copy) YES!!!!!
Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen (Purchased at Borders)
Trash by Andy Mulligan (Just Showed Up Review Copy)
The Defense of Thaddeus A. Ledbetter by John Gosselink (Just Showed Up Review Copy)
Violet in Bloom by Lauren Myracle (Just Showed Up Review Copy)
So Saturday I went to my first local Book Festival finally! There were author signings, booths, panels and all sorts of other fun things! I started my morning off meeting a few bloggers at a nearby coffeeshop (I'm not going to name names because well, I'm feeling lazy!) So here is a little recap from me!
We headed over to the Festival and there was Alexander McCall Smith right when we walked in! I figured there was going to be a giant line but only a few people were waiting so I got a book signed, I totally freaked out! I checked out most of the booths said Hi to a few people I had met before, petted a cover of a book I had done with was on display in one of the booths and ran into another blogging friend.
Then started the panels. I went to 3 panels which were:
The Changing World of Publishing which Sheila of Book Journey (who I met that morning) was on the panel for. I enjoyed the discussion between the authors and publishing people and Sheila the resident blogger!
Jeffrey Zaslow and 2 of the Girls from Ames. I really enjoyed his talk, he was rather funny. I remember seeing The Girls From Ames when it first came out and I finally got it!
Local Comics, this was the first panel I saw that I had wanted to go to, we have a great comics scene around here I think so this was another great panel!
My friend joined me for the comics panel and then we browsed around some more, had a sit down with a snack and then I was on my way home!
The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith (Purchased at Book Festival and signed by author)
Lutefisk Sushi Vol D (Purchased at Book Festival)
The Last Good Place of Lily Odilon by Sara Beitia (Purchased at Book Festival)
The Sky Always Hears Me and the Hills Don't Mind by Kirstin Cronn- Mills (Free at Book Festival)
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow (Purchased at Book Festival and signed by co-author)
The Girls from Ames by Jeffrey Zaslow (Purchased at Book Festival and signed by author and 1 of the girls)
Fables: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham (Purchased at Book Festival and signed by author)
Fingerprints by Will Dinski (Purchased at Book Festival and signed by author)
Modern Day Gypsy by Gypsy Brown (Purchased at Book Festival)
Dark Water by Laura McNeal (Just Showed Up Review Copy)