In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.
This past week, TXLA happened to be in my town, and I was fortunately enough to attend Thursday. TXLA is one of my favorite conferences and let me tell you, it is a blast. With a killer line up of authors and signings (Veronica Roth, Kristin Cashore, John Green, Lauren Kate, Stacey Kade, Rachel Vincent, Jackson Pearce, Judy Blume and more!), this was one of those "can't miss" events.
I cannot tell you how much fun I had. Books are definitely a perk, but the main reason I go to these events is so I can meet authors, chit chat with publishers, randomly run into Deb Caletti (PLEASE READ THE FAULT IN OUR STARS!), and hang out with my friends.
GReads Books, Jess from Gone With The Words, and Cynthia from A Blog About Nothing. Magan from Rather Be Reading, why aren't you in this photo?
These lovely ladies made my day. I never laughed so hard in my life! The day was fun (and a little tiring), but I have to say, dinner was the best part of the day. "Is that a burrito in your pocket or are you happy to see me?". HA!
After an exhausting day, I came home with a lot of memories and quite a bit of goodies. Some of these I bought, and the rest I snagged. I am so grateful to all the publishers who stood in their mile high pumps all day, just to help us out and share their love of books with everyone. You guys are seriously rockstars and deserve mani-pedis ASAP! Yes, even you male publicists should get a mani-pedi STAT! Thank you so much for all your help!!!
*Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings by Helene Boudreau (goodreads)
*Personal Demons by Lisa Desroachers (goodreads)
*TEN by Gretchen McNeil (goodreads)
*Survive by Alex Morel (goodreads)
*Spark (Sky Chasers #2) by Amy Kathleen Ryan (goodreads)
*Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London (goodreads)
*Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan (goodreads)
*Bitterblue (Graceling Realm #3) by Kristin Cashore (goodreads)
*The Lost Code by Kevin Emerson (goodreads)
*Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson (goodreads)
*The Temptation by Alisa Valdes (goodreads)
*A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger (goodreads)
*Fallen In Love (Fallen #3.5) by Lauren Kate (goodreads)
*Graceling (Graceling Realm #1) by Kristin Cashore (goodreads)
*Body and Soul (The Ghost and the Goth #3) by Stacey Kade (goodreads)
*Fire (Graceling Realm #2) by Kristin Cashore (goodreads)
*The Fault In Our Stars by John Green (goodreads)
*Crewel by Gennifer Albin (goodreads)
*Break My Heart 1,000 Times by Daniel Waters (goodreads)
*The Letter Q (goodreads)
*Loss (Riders of the Apocalypse #3) by Jackie Morse Kessler (goodreads)
*The Boy Recession by Flynn Meaney (goodreads)
*Catherine by April Lindner (goodreads)
*Don't Turn Around by Michael Gagnon (goodreads)
*Fated (Soul Seekers #1) by Alyson Noel (goodreads)
*Miracle by Elizabeth Scott (goodreads)
*The Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt (goodreads)
*The Unquiet by Jeannine Garsee (goodreads)
*Over You by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus (goodreads)
*Waking Storms (Lost Voices #2) by Sarah Porter (goodreads)
*Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Tayler (goodreads)
*Rapture (Fallen #4) by Lauren Kate (goodreads)
*Unbreak by Heart by Melissa C. Walker (goodreads)
*Temptest Unleashed (Tempest #2) by Tracy Deebs (goodreads)
*Breathe by Sarah Crossan (goodreads)
*Once (Eve #2) by Anna Carey (goodreads)
*The Other Normals by Ned Vizzini (goodreads)
That's all, folks! What did you guys get in your mailboxes this week?