Monday, October 3, 2016

September Wrap Up


            In lieu of me participating this week in The Sunday Post, I thought at the very least I would do a monthly wrap up/two week catch up.  It’s been a while and a lot of exciting things have happened that I wanted to share.
            Last week on Tuesday, I went to Illinois for Leigh Bardugo’s tour stop for Crooked Kingdom! I think this book event was my most anticipated one for this Fall, because other than the fact that Bardugo is one of my favorite authors in general, I really enjoyed reading Six of Crows last year when it came out and was looking forward to the next book (it's a duology). 
       Leigh did something really neat on this tour, which was that she handed out a card to each person who came to her signing line.  You had to randomly pick one, and if you happened to get Wylan you won a signed poster (which if you've seen online already, it's definitely one everyone wanted).  My friend and fellow blogger Kristen was teasing me the whole time because I was determined to pick Wylan. There were only 6 posters and 100+ people there for the signing.  Well the first card I picked was a crow, which means you get to pick a second card. When I picked the second card I freaked out because guess what: it was Wylan! Only it stinks because she ran out of the posters RIGHT before I got up there! It was a bummer, but hey, I still picked the card like I said! Needless to say, Kristen and me were laughing about it the rest of the night.

       Speaking of which (or whom, I should say), Kristen is a doll and surprised me with some fun bookish presents for my birthday! She got me this totally awesome ACOMAF phone case from my favorite Society 6 Designer, Evie Seo (if you haven't checked her out before, you should! Her designs for every book series are incredible) and a candle from NovellyYours! The candle smells AMAZING and the coolest part? It was the Wraith from Six of Crows:) Thanks Kristen!! 

Other News: 

 


     Besides working Monday-Friday and going to school full time, I've been extra busy because my goddaughter was born! She is an absolute doll and I have loved getting to spend time with her and her mom, my best friend, whenever I have some free time.  
     My birthday was this past Friday, so I got to celebrate with my family and friends which was a blast! My sister came home for the weekend and I got to see her as well, so I couldn't have asked for a better day. I had to share with you guys though one of my gifts: this SUPER awesome Harry Potter light switch cover that one of my friends sent me in the mail. It's handmade from an Etsy store and I absolutely love it! 
     This week is National Tutoring Week, so I'm extra busy playing Santa to all our wonderful staff! I have a bunch of surprises up my sleeve for our tutors and I can't wait for them to find them all this week.  

Recent Additions: 

  • An Echo in the Bone (Outlander #7) by Diana Gabaldon  
  • Review copy of The Indigo Stone by Simone Snaith

Currently Reading: 

  • The Fall of Butterflies by Andrea Portes


6 comments:

  1. Oh how I love author events! I get positively giddy. :) Leigh was actually at Yallfest when I went in 2014 but I never made it to her signing. I think I was standing in line for JLA at the time and since that was my #1 reason for being there... yeah, sorry Leigh. LOL I'm dying to read the Grisha trilogy but I just don't think it's going to happen this year. I feel like I'm already booked (bahaha!) for the rest of the year. ACOMAF, Torn, The Deal, Making Faces, Before We Were Strangers... the list goes on and on. I'll have to make it a priority for next year.
    Too bad you didn't get a poster from Leigh but so awesome that you actually drew the card! :)

    I just love Evie's shop! I have several ACOTAR items from her - my faves being a pillow that has THE QUOTE on it ("I love you," he whispered and kissed my brow. "Thorns and all."). I also have a notebook with the same quote. And a fabulous pouch that says Just Read. Everything she does is gorgeous!

    So happy to hear that you had a great birthday! You deserve it!

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    1. Thank you Tanya! It was so much fun!

      And I need to buy some more things from Evie's shop! I think I've seen the pillow you're referring to and I love it!

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  2. How awesome you got to meet Leigh Bardugo! I hope she comes to a signing near me someday. :)

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    1. It was a lot of fun! My second time, but she's still just as awesome each time!

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