The time we drove to Arizona

The time we drove to Arizona

Hubs is a big fan of Dee Snider. I’ll admit, I did love his reality show Growing Up Twisted. The family dynamic is something I wasn’t expecting and it was hilarious. When I saw that Dee had written a book and was touring, I checked to see if he was coming to LA. I figured Book Soup was sure thing. However, Arizona was the closest he was scheduled get to us. I called Changing Hands bookstore and ordered books, putting […]

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

The time it was at a senior center

The time it was at a senior center

I’ve been wanting to meet Jay Asher since I read The Future of Us. I missed the signing the-bookstore-which-shall-not-be-named had with both authors and I refused to buy the signed copy from them, even if it appears that Carolyn Mackler doesn’t tour that often. Anyhoo. As soon as I saw Jay’s appearance at the Teen Book Fest, I knew I was going. I had planned to meet Alexandra Monir at the Santa Monica B&N, but Hubs was out of town […]

Posted May 6, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 0 Comments

The time a stranger helped me out

The time a stranger helped me out

After devouring The Pledge in one night, I went to Kimberly’s website to see what else she had written and more importantly, when she was appearing.  I found out that she had written the Body Finder series, which had been on my TBR list.  Another set of books that I hadn’t read, but was really interested in.  From her website, I saw that she had one appearance listed… a bookstore in OR called Powell’s. I immediately went to their website […]

Posted April 29, 2012 by Stacee in Bookish Mail / 0 Comments

The time I saw a best selling author who can’t read

The time I saw a best selling author who can’t read

The Hubs is a huge Jason Ellis fan. We found his show on accident, driving home from a Kings of Leon show in AZ and from there, Hubs was a dedicated listener. Don’t get me wrong, I like Ellis, but I don’t get upset if it’s a “best of” week. Also, I don’t have satellite radio in Lucy, so I only listen when we’re in Hubs’ car. When Ellis talked about his book being released and the scheduled tour, we […]

Posted April 27, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 0 Comments

The time Lucy broke down on the 405

The time Lucy broke down on the 405

We were on our way to the Barnes and Noble in Huntington Beach and I was driving my MINI Cooper, Lucy. Pretty much right after merging from the toll road to the 405N, an indicator light came on warning me that my engine was too hot. We started pulling of the freeway and thankfully we did because the warning light turned red and Lucy was officially overheating. Before I even had time to call the dealer, a CHP/roadside service guy […]

Posted April 25, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 0 Comments

The time we went to Festival of Books

The time we went to Festival of Books

I’m not going to recount my ordeals with getting information about the author panels versus author signings because I’m pretty sure everyone already knows about it. I’ve been pretty whiny about it over the last couple of weeks. Needless to say, we got up to FOB just after 11:15. We had already missed the John Green panel that we had tickets for were just trying to get to the YA panel with Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, Lauren Kate and DJ […]

Posted April 22, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 3 Comments

The time it was a social event

The time it was a social event

Trying to hunt down Cynthia Hand has been a difficult task. As soon as Hallowed came out, I was watching her website for any upcoming signings. When the Spring Into the Future tour was announced and I saw that Cynthia was scheduled to be appearing at the LA stop, I double checked the date. She had the dates listed for the RT convention instead of the LA stop. I had tweeted her and didn’t hear anything back right away. So. […]

Posted April 13, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 8 Comments