The time I succumbed to peer pressure

The time I succumbed to peer pressure

When John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars came out, it was everywhere.  I got an email from Barnes and Noble apologizing to me for sending it out early [when I didn’t even pre-order it].  I had called a bookstore about a different signing and ended up talking to the employee about how amazing it was.  Swoontini reviewed and highly recommended it.  There were two women at the Megan Miranda signing who were going on and on and on about it. […]

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

The time I went by myself

The time I went by myself

I have no witty story about how I got my hands on my copy of Fracture. After seeing that Megan Miranda was going to be doing a signing at a Barnes and Noble in Huntington Beach, I ordered the book online and waited for the event date to come around. Now, whenever I go to a book signing, I drag my husband with me. I also make him drive. This time, he was in Valencia for work and I had […]

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

The time Barnes and Noble told me no

The time Barnes and Noble told me no

I’ve been a fan of Tami Hoag since the late 90s.  The first book of hers I read was A Thin Dark Line and she had me hooked before I was even halfway through.  I’ve been reading her books ever since.  After getting on this kick of book signings, I went to the websites of most of my favorite authors to see if they were doing any events.  Tami had a new book coming out and an book tour.  The […]

Posted January 16, 2012 by Stacee in Bookish Mail / 0 Comments

The time I didn’t identify myself

The time I didn’t identify myself

As soon as I read Shatter Me, I knew I wanted to meet Tahereh Mafi.  Maybe even before that.  There was a lot of talk on the internet from the people who had ARC’s [Swoontini ladies, I’m looking right at you] and I was already sold on the synopsis of the book.  On Twitter, Tahereh is super fun.  She’s always posting pictures or being a tease when talking about book 2 or 3…  I sort of started stalking her and […]

Posted January 14, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 1 Comment

The time I wanted to send flowers

The time I wanted to send flowers

As I’ve gotten ridiculously obsessed with autographed books, whenever I am going to finally order/buy a book that has been on my TBR list, I always try to hunt down an autographed copy.  Since I’m going to try to find the author and get things signed eventually, it’s easier and cheaper to just start with a signed copy, thus eradicating the purchasing of multiple copies.  [Oh yes, it’s happened.  Many times]. So. The Forest of Hands and Teeth series has been […]

Posted January 13, 2012 by Stacee in Bookish Mail / 0 Comments

The time Mysterious Galaxy had a sale

The time Mysterious Galaxy had a sale

At some point in the last couple of weeks, I went into Mysterious Galaxy and got an invitation to the big New Years Day sale… I stopped myself from buying anything until after we went to the sale.  Armed with a list, I was at the Starbucks next door at 9:15 am.  By 10, there was a bit of a crowd. The details of the sale was 1-2 books, 20% off.  3-4 books, 25% off.  5 or more, 30% off.  They also […]

Posted January 1, 2012 by Stacee in Bookish Mail / 0 Comments

The time Gregg Olsen told me he signed a book for me

The time Gregg Olsen told me he signed a book for me

I saw the book Envy by Gregg Olsen right after it came out. Always attracted to a pretty cover, I grabbed it and read the synopsis. I was intrigued, but I didn’t allow myself to buy it. I was trying to be good. Instead, I looked up signed copies and couldn’t find any. I hunted down Gregg on Twitter and asked if he was doing any signings…. Of course right after that, I found an event in Seattle at The […]

Posted December 20, 2011 by Stacee in Bookish Mail / 1 Comment