Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Spring 2014 TBR Pile

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. It was created due to their love of lists.

This Weeks Topic:
Top Ten Books On My Spring 2014 TBR Pile

1. Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg

2. The Forever Song (Blood of Eden #3) by Julie Kagawa

3. Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) by Tahereh Mafi

4. Infinite (Newsoul #3) by Jodi Meadows

5. Flame (Sky Chasers #3) by Amy Kathleen Ryan

6. Sweet Reckoning (The Sweet Trilogy #3) by Wendy Higgins

7. Monsters (Ashes #3) by Ilsa J. Bick

8. Perfect Ruin (The Internment Chronicles #1) by Lauren DeStefano

9. Three (Article 5, #3) by Kristen Simmons

10. Ruins (Partials #3) by Dan Wells

Teaser Tuesday [#70]

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

1. "The outpost gate creaked in the wind, swinging back on its hinges. It knocked lightly against the wall, a rhythmic tapping sound that echoed in the looming silence."

2. "A cold breeze swirled through the gap, and the scent of blood lay on the air like a heavy blanket."

1% through Galley of "The Forever Song" by Julie Kagawa

Tucson Festival of Books 2014

So this past weekend was the 2014 Tucson Festival of Books! I went and had an absolutely blast! I got to meet some really amazing authors and hear some really awesome panels!

The Authors I Met!
Page Morgan (author of The Beautiful and The Cursed) and me! 
She was so nice and so excited to take pictures with people! It was awesome! :)

Ilsa J. Bick (author of Ashes) and me!
She is awesome! She was so enthusiastic about taking pictures with her fans! I also got to hear her talk in a panel on horror in children and teen books! Fantastic panel! 

Me and Aprilynne Pike (author of the Wings series)
She is so nice! I very much enjoyed hearing her talk about books and writing! I was very excited when I found out she was going to TFOB!

Suzanne Young (author of The Program) and me!
I was very excited to find out she was going to be at TFOB as well! She signs all the time at a book store in Phoenix but with college I don't have the time to take the 2 hour drive up there during the week. So I was very excited to finally get to meet her and get a book signed by her!!!!! :D She is so nice!

Panels!
Aprilynne Pike & Page Morgan
Page read a little bit out of The Beautiful and The Cursed and Aprilynne read a bit from her upcoming novel Sleep No More! They both then answered questions ranging from why they choose to write about what they write about, getting an agent, getting published, editing etc. It was really informative!

From left to right: Moderator, Ilsa J. Bick, R.L. Stine, Rich Wallace & Xavier Garza
The panel entitled Thrills and Chills: Spine-Tingling Tales talked about horror and scary type stories in children and teen books. Despite the fact that the panel was about scary and horror stories, it was actually really upbeat and the author got many laughs out of the audience with their stories!

Books!
My signed copy of A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young!

My signed copy of Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick!

Me!
Last but not least I have to thank my absolutely amazing boyfriend James for coming with me to the festival! He sat through all the panels with me and even enjoyed listening to them. He also took almost all the pics of me with authors! :)

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