The time I got a history lesson

The time I got a history lesson

I had bought tickets to see Deborah Harkness in May.  I then went on a super mega huge hunt for an ARC of Shadow of Night.  I figured that if I could get my hands on a copy, I could get her to sign it at ALA and then I would cancel my ticket with Warwick’s and not have to leave Comic-Con early. And then Kassiah got me a copy while at BEA, but I decided to go to the […]

Posted July 15, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 0 Comments

The time I had so many books

The time I had so many books

Veronica Roth was announced as part of the Pitch Dark Days tour and I knew that wherever she was going to end up, I was going to get there. When the tour stop was announced at the BN in Huntington, it was a done deal. I got up to the store around 4:15. I proceeded to wander around, looking for a hardcover copy of Divergent for Michelle. The event already looked like it was going to be huge. People were […]

Posted July 11, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 6 Comments

The time my friends got all the signatures for me

The time my friends got all the signatures for me

As I’ve said before, living in SoCal definitely has perks.  And more often than not, authors will get to the west coast eventually.  Not always San Diego, but at least LA. In the case of all of the below signed books, I wasn’t able to get to the author, so my awesome friends got things signed for me. Jennifer had told me that she was going to a huge YA author event at Powell’s and asked if I wanted anything.  […]

Posted June 30, 2012 by Stacee in Bookish Mail / 3 Comments

The time I had my first giveaway

The time I had my first giveaway

So.  Yep.  Here it is.  My first giveaway.  Be gentle. As I said in my huge post about ALA, I have some extra books that I’m prepared to let go. Instead of there being one winner [and the shipping costing me a small fortune], I decided there would be three winners. YES! THREE WINNERS!! I’ve bundled the books into three groups and Betrayal by Gregg Olsen is no longer included. How it’s going to work is, there will be three […]

Posted June 26, 2012 by Stacee in Giveaways / 59 Comments

The time we went to ALA

The time we went to ALA

I bought tickets for ALA12 in Anaheim before I even knew what it was. I figured for $25 it was worth a chance. Plus, I’ve spent way more on less. Leading up to the start, I made a list of various authors who were going to be there and the ARCs I was going to try and get my hands on. The ever so lovely Michelle shared her awesome chart with me and when I finally looked all through it, […]

Posted June 24, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 8 Comments

The time I reviewed a book {1}

The time I reviewed a book {1}

Okay. So we all know that this blog is about author events and the random shenanigans that seem to always happen to me. Well, I thought I’d shake it up a bit and every once in a while share a book that I loved so much that can’t stop thinking about it. It’s certainly not going to be every book, I wouldn’t do that to you. :D So. With that being said, the first book I’ve been a flailing mess […]

Posted June 18, 2012 by Stacee in Reviews / 7 Comments

The time I was over caffeinated

The time I was over caffeinated

The Fierce Reads tour was always a sure thing.  It was on my events list as soon as it was announced.  The day of the of event, Mysterious Galaxy tweeted out that it seemed there were a lot of people who were going to be attending.  It always makes me spastic because I want to be at the store early to make sure I get a good seat. Thankfully, Michelle also wanted to get there early, so we met up… I […]

Posted June 7, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 6 Comments