Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Those of you who know me know how much I LOVE meeting authors. I have been very fortunate the last few years to get to go to the conferences where authors come. Last night, though, hubby took me to Nashville (about two hours away) so that I could meet Melissa Marr. She is one of my favorite authors (she wrote Wicked Lovely, Ink Exchange, & Fragile Eternity) We got there early and I chatted with another book nerd about the different books we like to read.
It was advertised that Melissa was going to read but she did a question and answer session instead(that was ok! she answered so many questions). She is so personable! I really enjoyed hearing what she had to say on writing in general and about her books. I planned to tell her about a certain part in book three that I had to read twice because I misunderstood the intentions of one of the characters....but I was so befuddled that I forgot the character's name! (It's Sorcha) Throughout the talk she would grab a bracelet that had a jump drive with some extras and throw it into the crowd. I really really really wanted one of these....and ended up with one whacking me in the nose. :)
Afterward she signed copies of her books. I made one girl's day today when I gave her a personalized copy of Wicked Lovely. I wish I could buy books for people every time I go to signings. (maybe one day I'll be independently wealthy, then I will)
If you like faerie books, check these out.
Posted by sandi at 5:18 PM
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
It's been awhile since I did a READ THIS BOOK entry. But I have to tell you about this book and you HAVE To read it!
Ginny was sent a package when her aunt died containing 13 letters. The first contained $1,000 and told her to get a passport and a one way ticket to London, setting up her first task. Ginny was to open a letter after a task was completed. She ends up on a whirlwind journey that changes her life.
13 Little Blue Envelopes is a fantastic book. What an exciting and terrifying idea- running off by yourself across the globe, relying on letters from a dead aunt to get you through.
It kind of makes me want to take off on a journey of my own.
READ THIS BOOK! (but you can't borrow mine because it's signed by the author and I'm stingy with those)
Posted by sandi at 9:36 PM