Author signings are exhausting! Especially this one at Books of Wonder. I’ve been to their events in the past, but with the exception of Mockingjay’s release party, I’ve never seen the store so hectic! The 3rd Annual Teen Author Fest at Books of Wonder was the finale of a week-long event throughout New York City. I was caught up in a lot of studying this past week, so unfortunately, I couldn’t make any of the other events. Still, the signing was the one event I vowed to attend exactly a year ago when I had missed out on last year’s. The signing featured 45 different teen authors from Maggie Stiefvater to David Levithan.
My best friend, Loreal, went to the event with me. This was her first time at an event at Books of Wonder; unfortunately, last minute circumstances prevented her from attending in the past. Having a friend along made the event a lot more fun since we were able to gush about authors the whole time we were there.
Anyways, enough with the rambling….
Clockwise: Maggie Stiefvater, Sarah Darer Littman, David Levtihan
I got a total of 5 books signed for myself and two gifts for others! The books I had signed were: Linger by Maggie Stiefvater, Life After (ARC) by Sarah Darer Littman, The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan, Clarity by Kim Harrington, and Prom & Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg. I haven’t read Clarity or P&P yet, but I’m very excited to start them based on what I’ve heard.
Lore & I had a blast. We ended our afternoon in a very bookish way by catching a screening of Jane Eyre at a local theater.
Mini Update: Yeah, I’m lagging on the reviews… I have one last midterm on Wednesday, so hopefully I should be able to get more reading done, but on top of internship and other school reading, I can’t make any guarantees. I will have my review on Maurissa Guibord’s Warped posted this week! I just finished the other night, so I will write it up soon.
A weekly meme on the books on the top of my list to read and books recently acquired, borrowed, or bought. Inspired by the Story Siren’s In My Mailbox.
Top of the Shelf / Currently Reading
What’s next on my to-read list for the upcoming week.
I was going to wait until next week to buy this one but I couldn’t resist any longer. I have to read it ASAP so I can see the movie ASAP.
This is probably the most books I’ve ever gotten in a week. I’ve had a big winning streak lately, and I can hardly believe it myself! Thanks to Oktopus Ink, I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read, Disney Hyperion, Fiction State of Mind, and In the Hammock!