The time I stole a stolen seat

The time I stole a stolen seat

Holly Black was an author who I watched for a while. I didn’t start the Curse Workers series until they were all released. And then I devoured them. As soon as I saw her pop up on the events page for Mysterious Galaxy, I knew I was going. Even though I had no idea wtf Clarion was. While at CC, I had even asked Ben if it was going to end up a ticketed event. I thought it would be […]

Posted July 26, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 2 Comments

The time I was lucky number 13

The time I was lucky number 13

Ava is the one who pointed out that Kiersten White was having her release party for Endlessly in Oceanside.  She was the one who pointed out the other authors on the panel.  I just knew I was going. I got to the B&N in Oceanside around 3:30. I went to the teen section to pick up a copy of Endlessly, but the bookseller working in the aisle told me they had taken all of the books to the front and […]

Posted July 25, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 1 Comment

The time we went to Comic-Con 2012

The time we went to Comic-Con 2012

Last year, we got up at 3am and waited in line for 6 hours to buy our 2012 CC passes when they were still doing onsite ticketing. I can’t complain because we ended up meeting Matt Smith in the middle of the road and he was super nice and took pictures with us. Anyhoo. We weren’t super excited about it right away. We’ve been every year for 16 years or so and while it’s been interesting watching the growth and […]

Posted July 17, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 3 Comments

The time there was cake

The time there was cake

I had read a review about The Age of Miracles in a magazine.  I’m going to guess it was Entertainment Weekly, but honestly, we subscribe to about 20 magazines so who knows.  The synopsis was something that interested me and I made a mental note to check it out.  Then ALA came around and I had heard several different people discussing it in various lines… Checking the tour dates, there was one at Warwick’s and one at Vroman’s.  Initially, I had […]

Posted July 16, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 0 Comments

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