Monday, October 3, 2011
For now, I just finished reading an ARC of Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare! By looking at that exclamation point, I assure you that I am pretty excited about this book! Review to come soon!
Sunday, May 8, 2011
THREE promotional posters for the Books of Wonder event, SIGNED by all three of the authors!
Postcards [an unopened pack] between Magnus and Alec on their world travels (mentioned in City of Fallen Angels) and the others in NYC... oddly about a Malec wedding... [These are HILARIOUS!]
TWO sets of Curse Workers postcards with slogans - if you've read Red Glove then you'll find these familiar!
A double-preview with chapters from Holly's Black Heart and Cassie's Clockwork Prince!
A preview from Book Two of The Chemical Garden Trilogy, SIGNED by Lauren DeStefano!
For those keeping track, that is EIGHT items to be given away! Want to win one of them? Here's what you need to do!
+LEAVE YOUR EMAIL in the comment so I can contact the winners!
Winners will be chosen RANDOMLY on June 1st!
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Tuesday, May 3rd was Cassie and Holly Black's only appearance in New York City for the spring, so of course I had to go; Lauren DeStefano, though little known for now, also tagged along [I'm extremely excited to read Wither]. I'm especially glad I attended because it was one of the most fun signings I've been to - all because of the people I met.
I arrived two hours early and I wasn't even near being the first person to have arrived. Luckily, while I waited for Dorothy Donne (of MundieSource)and Michael Sourcows to arrive, Mitali (from The Alley of Books) recognized me as a friend of Devyn Burton and I clung to her like a fangirl to Robert Pattinson (who wasn't there and won't get a link). Through her, I was introduced to Rachel (The Book Muncher). We three bonded - fun ensued.
It's interesting to see how intense some fans become for their favorite authors. There were plenty of home-made shirts that looked like they took hours; part of me wonders how anyone possibly has the time to be that detailed, but the rest of me already figures that the Fearless Rune Tattoo on my back is proof enough that I'm a fan.
We took our seats LITERALLY right in front of the authors' tables [not creepy at all] and mingled with Vania (known to most for creating book trailers - particularly for City of Fallen Angels). The authors came out like rock stars, but with better shoes. Cassie, Holly, and Lauren each read us an excerpt before moving quickly on to the Q&A segment. In all, we've learned that Magnus's favorite color is sparkle; Lauren doesn't outline her stories at all; Holly could practically run a marathon with the amount of effort she puts into getting the microphone to people. Also, there's a fanbase for Chairman Meow and Church - unexpected, but true!
With big-named authors, the signing part of the event takes forever. I was Number
I stalked Robin Wasserman [who promptly asked "Haven't I already signed every book of mine you own?] outside with Barry Goldblatt [agent to practically everyone] and made a fool of myself asking her to sign Zombies vs. Unicorns... which she isn't a part of. She did sign it though, just as Maureen Johnson [which works since MJ signed my Geektastic even though she isn't in that one]. It turns out that Robin will be in a coming anthology that will be released around the same time as a movie next summer... Detailed, right? All Barry would tell me is that the movie has a very hot guy in it and the cover to the anthology will probably be along the same lines - brief mentions of Robin posing in a bikini were given... This is a wonderful rumor - go spread it :P
My night ended by riding on the subway with Jace. You really can't make things like that up.
Now, for Cassie to read the prologue of Clockwork Prince
Also, a much longer version with some conversation with all the authors and their readings. Thanks to VintageBomb for letting me borrow it!
COMING SOON: A contest to win some little things (several autographed) from Cassandra Clare, Holly Black, and Lauren DeStefano.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
I can't give a jolting final sentence to end this summary, purely because there is no one way to sum up the story. There are so many twists and un-expectations [I was shocked to tears in the last few pages] that you simply have no other choice than to read this book and flail your arms wildly at the end.
For a spoilery review, go over to Mundie Source
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Now, on to the winners :D
FIRST PLACE: (winner of I Am Number Four SIGNED by Alex Pettyfer and Dianna Agron)
SECOND PLACE: (winner of an I Am Number Four t-shirt from Hot Topic)
I used Random.org as a number generator to make my choices truly random... all except a special Third Place winner, who had too awesome of a comment not to reward :P She/he is receiving a surprise second Hot Topic t-shirt (donated by my lovely friend Tara):
 Oh god... I totally screwed up trying to clean my inbox on this thing. Definitely just deleted a whole bunch of comments! Ugh. I'm an idiots. Let's hope that these three winners get in touch with me... and if they don't... well.... I'll have to make something up quick. [/idiot] [/edit]