The time it was delightfully murderous

The time it was delightfully murderous

When Gretchen McNeil said she would have ARCs of Ten at WonderCon, it was a must for me. I was prepared to throw elbows, push children and basically do whatever it took to get a copy. Of course, all that build up meant that I was able to just walk up to the table and request a copy without any problem. Needless to say, when the launch party was announced at MGRB, it was a done deal. We got up to […]

Posted September 24, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 6 Comments

The time we were unsupervised

The time we were unsupervised

Embrace has been on my TBR list for a while. A long while. When I saw that Jessica Shirvington was going to have the release party for Entice at MGRB, I was pretty sure I was going to go. We got up to the store early and bought books. We also got a spiffy reusable bag. After killing time, we got back to the store around 6:45 and proceeded to stand behind Jessica and her friend [handler? assistant? manager? agent?] at […]

Posted September 19, 2012 by Stacee in Giveaways, Signings / 24 Comments

The time it was at a library

The time it was at a library

While I’ve been able to see Lauren Kate at several events, I’ve never been able to hear her talk about the Fallen series. So, when I heard through Mrs. Nelson’s that she had announced a date at the Ontario public library, I was definitely going to try to make it. We got up to the library just after 1:30. They had a table display right inside the door. One of the library workers, Courtney, happened to be walking around and she showed us […]

Posted September 13, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 0 Comments

The time it was mostly a Q&A session

The time it was mostly a Q&A session

I happened to find out about Amanda Hocking on accident. I was intrigued about her books and was free the night of the event, so I figured why not. I got down to MG just before 6pm.  I had purchased Wake already and wasn’t planning on purchasing any of the other books.  Then when I walked into the store and saw the other books sitting there, I had to look at them.  And then I had to buy them. Amanda […]

Posted August 21, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 1 Comment

The time I hosted book club

The time I hosted book club

A few months ago, LeAnna at Mysterious Galaxy Redondo Beach asked if I was interested in hosting the YA book club they held once a month. I was absolutely interested. The first time I was scheduled to host, it was during ALA, so I couldn’t make it. Then at July’s date, I ended up being stuck in horrendous traffic [even with leaving almost 2 hours early] and showed up 10 minutes before it ended. Needless to say, I was prepared […]

Posted August 19, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 0 Comments

The time it was my birthday

The time it was my birthday

About 6 weeks before the date of the event, I noticed that Mysterious Galaxy had posted an event with Sarah J Maas on my birthday.  It was pretty much a given that I was going to go. On the day of, I met Michelle at Starbucks a few hours before the start time so we could catch up on all things post-SDCC. We also bought some books.  And Michelle gave me the most awesome compact mirror that I’m so in love […]

Posted August 13, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 10 Comments

The time the signing was first

The time the signing was first

Emily Giffin has been elusive for me. Something Borrowed was probably one of the first “chick-lit” books I had ever read and I would quickly devour her books when they were released. When I stumbled upon her tour dates for Where We Belong, I couldn’t decide if I wanted to go to The Grove or to Vroman’s. And after finding out The Grove would be a wristband event, I decided on Vroman’s. Annnnnnd after seeing the crowd pictures from The […]

Posted August 10, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 1 Comment