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A Reader of Fictions: On My New Arrivals Shelf (3)

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

On My New Arrivals Shelf (3)


Okay, it's been another lovely week for books. To start off, I need to share some photos of the signing I went to on Sunday. I meant to write a whole post about it, but I was lazy, so it's going in here.

From the Signing at The Little Shop of Stories:
Jackson Pearce, Elizabeth Eulberg and Jen Calonita did a panel discussion chat thingamabob at The Little Shop of Stories, a completely adorable little independent book shop in Decatur. Of course, I could not pass this up, even though I have yet to read any of their book, although this shall most assuredly change!


I recently posted about my experiences at a Jackson Pearce signing, so I'll spare you further reiteration of how completely awesome she is. Instead, what I want to talk about is the fact that I totally have a bit of a girl-crush on Elizabeth Eulberg. She is funny and outgoing and I just adored listening to her, probably about as much as she loves talking. :-p I owned one of her books (Prom & Prejudice) already, but HAD to buy the other two. Unfortunately, buying Belles was not within my budget on top of those. I wish they'd had some of Calonita's prior books in paperback. Oh well.


Since the last Jackson Pearce signing, I ordered her one book I did not have, her first As You Wish, so I got that signed along with the three Eulberg books. Also, this is a perfect example of why I love Eulberg though I haven't read her books yet: she signs Prom & Prejudice "It is a truth universally acknowledged that Christina is awesome!" and The Lonely Hearts Club "With love from me to you." Nerdy cuteness!!!


Other Books I Got:
I got so many lovely things!

Thanks to Qwillery!
Royal Street - Suzanne Johnson

Thanks to Penguin for this review copy:
The Orphanmaster - Jean Zimmerman

From Goodreads FirstReads, the secrets of which I now know:
 Blue Magic - A. M. Dellamonica

Thanks to Bloomsbury Kids! I have some catching up to do...
 Endure - Carrie Jones

Thanks to Story Crush/HarperTeen! Note that I'm doing a giveaway for Cold Kiss, since I now have two copies.
 Ruthless - Sara Shepard
Cold Kiss - Amy Garvey
Pretty Crooked - Elisa Ludwig
Don't Breathe a Word - Holly Cupala

Thanks again to HarperTeen!!! Wanted this SO MUCH.
 Defiance - C. J. Redwine

 Coveted (signed) - Shawntelle Madison

Thanks Books Complete Me/HarperTeen!
 The Last Echo - Kimberly Derting

Orbit, SML!
 Blackout - Mira Grant

Thank you, Stefan Bachmann for sending me your pretty book & chocolate all the way from Switzerland, along with a sweet note!!!
The Peculiar - Stefan Bachmann

E-Books:

From NetGalley & Bloomsbury:
Throne of Glass - Sarah J. Maas

Thanks to author Rachel Fisher:
Eden's Root - Rachel E. Fisher

Purchased (I won a physical copy later that day. I'm thinking I might return the e-book and then give one away when I post my review...unless you can give away one you already purchased, but I doubt it):
Inhale - Kendall Grey

Swag:
Okay, I swear I'm done after this. I got some awesome Apocalypsies swag from Joanne Levy and Danny Marks. I'm keeping one of each for myself, but the rest will be added into giveaways!
Bookmarks for Small Medium at Large by Joanne Levy 
& Velveteen by Daniel Marks

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16 Comments:

Blogger Giselle from Book Nerd said...

Omg so many awesome books! I'm going to have to add some to my list! DEFIANCE!! *eeks* So jealous. I hear it's awesome!
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Giselle from booknerd.ca
Stacking the Shelves

May 13, 2012 at 2:15 AM  
Blogger Blook Girl said...

WOW! What a haul! You have sooo many lovelies, and I do hope you enjoy all of them. Elizabeth was at Teen Book Con last month and I adored her. So sweet and outgoing, just as you said! I really need to read Take a Bow, come to think of it ;-)

I just bought Inhale on my NOOK and can't wait to dive in all the sexytimes! Haha.

Thanks for sharing your book haul this week. Happy reading!

My book haul: http://www.BlookGirl.com/book-blog/mission-acquired/154-may-12-2012

May 13, 2012 at 2:47 AM  
Blogger Patricia said...

Chocolate! Nananana, I want! :'D And OMG, you got a physical ARC from Harper, even though you're living in Switzerland? How epic (and, as my jealous pouty part is saying right now, unfair) is that? XD

Patricia // My Week

May 13, 2012 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

AH-MAZE-ING Mailbox this week! I am so jealous that you got to go to the author meet-and-greet... I am a huge Jen Calonita fan! Enjoy all the newbies this week!

Here is this week's IMM

Happy Reading!
Lindsay @ Turning the Pages

May 13, 2012 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

No! I don't live in Switzerland (I wish I did, though, because it's one of the most beautiful countries ever.); I live in Georgia in the good ol' USA. One of my books was shipped to me from Switzerland. ;)

May 13, 2012 at 9:54 AM  
Anonymous Audrey (Bibliosaurus Text) said...

You got Blackout!? AHHHHH! That's probably my most anticipated book of the year. The last one left on the greatest cliffhanger.... Just another month or so until I can read it too. I hope it's as awesome as the other two in the series!

May 13, 2012 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I'm reading it next! SO EXCITED. I hope it's just as good. :D

May 13, 2012 at 11:12 AM  
OpenID Michelle said...

What a great collection of books! (And all those autographs!) Very cool. :)

May 13, 2012 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger Kara_Malinczak said...

Haha, I don't even know where to start. First of all, I hope you are enjoying Inhale. I'm terribly jealous of you for having a copy of Defiance. I also bought a copy of Royal Street this week. You have a lot of great books this week. I hope you enjoy your reading week!!

May 13, 2012 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger Kayla Beck said...

Defiance! *flails* Gah, I can't wait to hear how it is! Your haul is made of awesome!

And Goodreads first reads trick? o.O

May 13, 2012 at 5:49 PM  
Blogger kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Blackout, Defiance, Throne of Glass!!!! I'm going to go now and sob in the corner quietly... So so many awesome books! I hope you enjoy them all (scratch that! You better enjoy them all for us :)))

May 13, 2012 at 6:42 PM  
Blogger Giselle said...

Oh wow awesome haul I love all the signed goodies! The Lonely Hearts club is super cute! And I really enjoyed Inhale!

May 13, 2012 at 9:56 PM  
Blogger Nori said...

Wow! I'm speechless! So many good things to read!

May 13, 2012 at 10:42 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Leaving comments...LIKE A BOSS!

That author talk thingy was so much fun; thanks again for inviting me to tag along. You got so many pretty books this week :)

May 13, 2012 at 11:32 PM  
Blogger kimba88 said...

OMG..you have Blackout..*faints* I have pre-ordered it and cannot wait. Royal Street is really good and look forward to your thoughts. Look at all the signed books and swag..heaven! You can see my books and news on The Sunday Post

May 14, 2012 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger April (BooksandWine) said...

I got approval for Throne Of Glass as well and was SUPER pumped about that!

Also? What a sweeet stack of signed books.

Happy reading :-)

May 15, 2012 at 1:02 PM  

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