Tag: BN Santa Monica


The time I was given more foreign copies

The time I was given more foreign copies

Going to the launch party for Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven was a definite. Michelle and I had planned to go, but she went to Disneyland with family instead {totally valid reason}, so I got Hubs to drive. We started the drive to Santa Monica around 2:15. Traffic is always a hot mess and we’d rather have time to kill than be late. Apparently there was a shooting earlier in the day at the exit we needed. Even […]

Posted October 5, 2016 by Stacee in Signings / 15 Comments

The time there were snacks

The time there were snacks

I don’t know how I found Timeless. I do know that I read it in one sitting [not surprising] and by the time Timekeeper came out, I still remembered the ending [very surprising]. I had met Alexandra previously, so I was quite thrilled to see that she was holding her release party at the Santa Monica BN. We got up that early and bought books before walking around the promenade. We were back up to the events room around 6pm and the […]

Posted January 9, 2013 by Stacee in Giveaways, Signings / 15 Comments

The time it was all New Yorkers

The time it was all New Yorkers

Joe Pantoliano was my favorite part of The Sopranos. I only started watching when they introduced Ralphie as a character. So, of course it was inevitable that we were going to attend his signing. We got up to BN Santa Monica around 6pm. The events manager, Shane, saw us there and we started talking about upcoming events. Shane has always been awesome, but he’s sort of offered me some help for future signings so now he’s super extra awesome. The […]

Posted June 1, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 0 Comments

The time it was short, but sweet

The time it was short, but sweet

I feel like it’s common knowledge that my love for Pride and Prejudice and zombies [as separate entities] is vast. Imagine my delight when Seth Grahame-Smith combined them in the book so cleverly titled Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I read it in one sitting and when Barnes & Noble came out with the special edition [“with 30% more zombies!!”], I was all over it. So. When I saw that Seth was going to be doing a signing to promote […]

Posted April 11, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 0 Comments

The time I won a rubber bracelet

The time I won a rubber bracelet

I had Beautiful Chaos on pre-order as soon as I got the alert in my email.  Knowing there was going to be a book tour for it, I started watching the events page on Kami and Margaret’s website.  The Santa Monica date was posted immediately, but I was sort of holding out for an appearance at Mysterious Galaxy.  Nothing against B&N, of course, I just didn’t particularly want to drive back up to LA after being there 2 days prior. However, […]

Posted November 15, 2011 by Stacee in Signings / 0 Comments

The time I got all fangirly over Lauren Kate

The time I got all fangirly over Lauren Kate

I found Lauren Kate’s book Fallen on accident.  I was walking around Target, waiting for my husband to come back from Starbucks and passed the book section.  Always one to go look at books, I just started perusing the covers and stopped when I saw this… I still think it’s one of the prettiest covers I’ve ever seen. I read the back and was vaguely interested.  They had 2 of the 3 books that had been released on the shelf, but […]

Posted November 9, 2011 by Stacee in Signings / 0 Comments