Sunday, April 15, 2012

In My Mailbox + Teen Book Con Recap

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. I hope everyone had a fabulous week! Let's get this party started!

*Girl of Nightmares (Anna #2) by Kendare Blake. OMG, I was super excited to receive this. Not only is it signed, but it also has a little drawing inside...


For Review:
*Silence (The Queen of the Dead #1) by Michelle Sagara West
*Purity by Jackson Pearce
*Black Dawn (Morganville Vampires #12) by Rachel Caine (Haven't read this series, so I'm going to send this to my awesome friend Tiger at All-Consuming Media to review)

*Me and Earl and The Dying Girl by Jesse Andrew (signed!)

**Special thanks to Kendare Blake, Penguin Teen, and Little, Brown**

Now, a little Teen Book Con recap.

You guys, I cannot tell you how much fun I had yesterday! I mean, when you get to meet authors like Siobhan Vivian, Elizabeth Eulberg, Holly Black, Michelle Zink, Maggie Stiefvater, Lisa McMann Marissa Meyer, Tara Hudson, Inara Scott, Jesse Andrews, and Jessica Spotwood, you're bound to have a good time. It probably also helps that I got to spend my day with these awesome ladies...

Sarah from Storybound Girl and Jess from Gone With The Words.

Jenn from Novel Thoughts, Lindsi from Books, Sweets, and Other Treats, and Deidra from Simply Books Simply Music.

Ginger from GReads and Jess, again.

LOVE THESE LADIES!!! There were other bloggers I heart there, too. You know who you are, and I'm so happy I got to see you guys again.

Moving on, the panels yesterday were pretty awesome. My personal favorite was the Reality Bites one featuring Jesse Andrews, Elizabeth Eulberg, Lisa McMann, Ruta Sepetys, and Siobhan Vivian. We were cracking up so much during this panel. Twas awesome!

At the end of the event, I got to meet some of my favorite authors and get a bunch of my books signed. Word of advice: If you go to an event like this, buy your books at the beginning. Because I waited till after lunch, a lot of the books I wanted to purchase were sold out. Great for the authors, sad for me. Oh well, next time! Anywho, here's a pic of all the books I got signed:

Teen Book Con was such a great event. Thank you so much to all the volunteers, authors, Blue Willow, everyone that helped organize this extraordinary event. I had a blast and look forward to experiencing all of this again next year. :-)



  1. Looks like soo much fun!! Great books this week!!

  2. Great load! I really ought to read Cinders, it looks amazing, lucky you for meeting the author! =]

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  3. Holy crap, Lena! Look at that pile of signed books! AH-MAZING! Cannot wait to hug your neck on Thursday! So excitedddd! :) xoxox

  4. I'm so ridiculously, amazingly, beyond jealous that you got Girl of Nightmares. I want that one SO BADDDDD. Enjoy your books! :)

    Jenny at Books to the Sky

  5. I wish I could have been there with you all :) miss you

  6. So great to hear your recap of TBC and see all of the goodies! I saw your pic from Kendare Blake's signing on Twitter earlier this week, and it made me laugh. I haven't read her yet, but I really want to, and you managed to endear her to me more. Glad you had a great time and got to meet so many wonderful authors! Cheers. =)

  7. AWESOME! No authors ever come here :-(

    As you know I sort of hate you for GoN. lol You better hurry up and read Anna! I think you'll love it.

  8. Eeek, Girl of Nightmares looks so beautiful!! The Teen Book Con looks like so much fun and I'm glad you had a blast. :D

  9. I can't imagine lugging around that pile of books! You must've built up some muscle ;]

  10. thats looks like an awesome event and some wonderful books signed.

    I have to go to the bay area for stuff.

  11. I love signed books! How fun you got to have them signed! Also, omg you have Girl of Nightmares!! That is amazing, I can't wait for that one! Enjoy! :)

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  12. Wow so many awesome books this week! I hope you enjoy everything and here's my IMM!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  13. So awesome!!! I wish I could've been there yesterday!!!

  14. I need Girl of Nightmares so much!! :O
    I was there at TeenBookCon yesterday too!! :D It was a very fun event. I bought the whole Curse Workers series to get signed and just got signed bookmarks. (I was on a budget)

  15. What a brilliant pile of signed books and other goodies! Very jealous of your con-going, looks like it was great fun :)

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  16. Yes.. I pray during most author panels.

  17. OMG look at all of that awesome!! So envious of Girl of Nightmares!! That is one of the books I am really looking forward to!

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