Book Conference with Free Books!

0417181917c.jpgSo, this Saturday I went to a book conference with the authors Raul the III and Simone Elkeles. It was intriguing and I had never heard of either of these authors before. I managed to procure a Simone Elkeles book; How to Ruin a Summer Vacation. I haven’t read it yet but I am excited to start it. I did not purchase a book by Raul the III because I am not into graphic novels which is what he writes and illustrates.

Besides being able to meet the authors there were several forums that we could participate in. There were three forums with five or six programs you could go to. Each forum lasted an hour with fifteen minutes between each to find the next program you wanted to participate in.

For the first program, I participated in Impromptu Book Club which was a program allowing people to talk about the books they have read recently and whether they liked it or not. It was interesting for I got to see what other people thought about some of the same books I have read and the ones I have not. I was surprised occasionally by some of the hate for books that I myself adore. Furthermore, most of the people had not read some of my favorite books such as Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco or An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir which are quite popular books.

0417181916.jpgThe second program was Like, Try, Why which a program dedicated to suggesting good books with diverse characters. Throughout the presentation, I was convinced to read several books that I have never heard of but sound really good. At the end, we got two free books. I managed to grab a signed copy of the Belles by Dhonielle Clayton. Yes!! I have been wanting to read that book for forever. The second book I grabbed was Emergency Contact by Mary H.K Choi. I am unsure about how good that book is gonna be.

For the third session, I went to a local author panel. The panel consisted of authors; Ashlee Cowes, Todd Mitchell, Colleen Oakes, and Heather Sappenfield. It was awesome to learn about these authors and how they write and why they write. Luckily, I had a book by Todd Mitchell so I got that signed.

At the end, we talked to the main authors Simone and Raul. Then we got to choose one free book and get our books signed by the authors. For my book, I grabbed Reunited by Colleen Houck. I got my books signed along with a poster and headed home. It was fun and enjoyable.

This is a poster I received from Raul the third. The backside which is in Spanish is above. The front side is in English and that is the side I got signed. To the right is a picture of the signature for The Secret to Lying by Todd Mitchell.

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The End of Summer Book Tag

Nooo, summer is over.  This summer flew by so fast.  I don’t want it to end.   I had an awesome time writing posts and figuring out my blog.  Thank you to all of my followers for a wonderful summer.   To commemorate it I decided to do The End of Summer Book Tag.  I hope you enjoy.  Thank You!!

Rules:

Thank the person who tagged you.

Tag at least thirteen people.

 

What was your Favorite Book this Summer?

That’s hard. In fact I have more than one. These include Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen.  I loved this story and the rest of the series lived up to the first book.  I totally adore this series.  Also, I loved Stalking Jack the Ripper ,Roar,  and The Daughter of Smoke and Bone which were all stunning books.

See my posts The Daughter of Smoke and Bone ,and Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen

 

What was your Least Favorite Book this Summer?

I don’t know.  There were quite a few books I didn’t like very much this summer but I can’t decide which was worse.  A few are listed below…

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

The Secret to lying by Todd Mitchell

Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorenson

and more.

See my previous post, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

What Book Did you wish You had read this Summer?

I wish I could’ve gotten around to reading a A Court of Thorns and Roses.  I have been meaning to read that book since it first came out but things just kept coming up and I kept forgetting to put it on hold.  I have heard that the book is amazing and am excited to read it.  I will read it by end of the year.  I have to.

What was your Favorite Classic you read this summer?(If you didn’t read one this summer than in general.)

I only read Frankenstien this summer so that is my favorite classic this summer.  I did love the story and even read another book called Doctor Frankensteins daughters by another author which was a pretty fantastic book, too.

 

Did you stray into a different genre and pick up a new and exciting book?

Yes, I did because my cousin who is into psychological thrillers suggested One was Lost by Natalie D. Richards.  The book was interesting  and definitely not what I usually read.

Damaged, Deceptive, Dangerous, Darling. When a group of teens wake up in the woods, these words are inked onto their skin. Are they labels? A warning? They must find the truth before a killer finds them.

On a school trip the group is seperated by a flash flood and than they awake to find their teacher drugged and no way to find help. They set out to try to reach help all the while knowing there is a killer on the loose who is keeping them alive for a reason.  But what? Will they survive long enough to find out?

 

What was your favorite movie adaptation this summer?

I didn’t see any but I am excited for several movies that are coming out later this year or next year that are based on books I have read.

What was your favorite new release book?

I have two but they didn’t really come out this summer.  Still, I loved Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi which came out March 28th and Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton which came out March 7th.

See my posts Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton and The Star- Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi which is the first book in the series to Crown Of Wishes.

 

I Tag:

theinkgirlreads

plotmonster

Sophie@blamechocolate

redheadedbooklover

bookprincessreviews

Amanda@literaryweaponry

coffeelovingbookaholic

bookaddictedreader

booksmashed

sherbertlemonreviews

themundaneteenagelife

gymnasticspirits

constellationofpages

Anybody that feels like saying goodbye to summer