Friday, April 20, 2012

Book Signing Recap + Giveaway

At the last moment, I dropped by the YA or Bust tour stop last night at Copperfield's Books (where Zoe of Zoe's Book Reviews was the very awesome question moderator). I failed at introducing myself properly1 due to all my hurrying, but I did manage to snag some goodies for a lucky reader. And, I learned quite a lot from these lovely authors!

Things I Learned From...

Nina LaCour
The Disenchantments was originally a terrible band made of four girls, instead of three. Hold Still had a somewhat difficult time finding the right title (I'm glad they picked HS!).

Gayle Forman
One of her favorite Where She Went scenes to write was the bridge scene, and she found Adam's voice fairly easy to write since she knew him so well from Mia's book.

Stephanie Perkins
There was something about learning how to hotwire a car for the original L&TBND ending....So yes, she's a criminal very cool person with an awesome hair color, too.

Jess Rothenberg 
The Catastrophic History of You and Me originally had some very angry letters from Brie to a possible man-stealing girl....Plus, her first chapter is very amusing :)

All in all, if you get the chance to meet these lovely ladies, take it. Check out Facebook for other YA or Bust tour stops.

Autographed ARC + SWAG!

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Extra 2 entries by answering the following question in the comments:

What author book signing do you wish you could attend?


1 Plus, I forgot my camera. Total book blogger fail, I know. 
2 Sorry I didn't get everything signed. I had an early morning class the next day, so I was rushing through the signing :(


  1. I would love to go to a book signing for David Levithan. I did have a chance to meet him and he signed a book for me, but the signing wasn't for him or a book he was promoting.

    AND I would love to go to a Jeri Smith-Ready signing. I just know that would be a good time!

  2. FUN!
    And that is some awesome hair.
    Great report! :D
    (not an entry)

  3. Thank you for the giveaway. It sounds like you had a great time at this book signing.

    I would love to go to a Jennifer Echols signing. Or Gayle Forman. Either works for me.

  4. I wish I could attend a book signing for Kelly Creagh, author of Nevermore. That book is seriously my favorite book ever!

    Thanks for sharing your book signing experience, and thanks for the giveaway! =)

  5. There are so many, and I just missed a couple because I thought it was on a different date. However, I'd love to meet Jeaniene Frost or Kelley Armstrong.

  6. Since I live in such a rural area, just about ANY book signing would be a thrill ... but if I had my definitive pick, it would be Anne Rice or Carrie Ryan - both women are fantastic writers who are excellent world builders, and I'd love to meet either one :)

  7. I wish I could attend a signing of John Green or Nalini Singh.

  8. Yeah, meeting all these authors must have been awesome :) !! I wish I could enter the giveaway because it is great .. Good luck to everyone :) !!

  9. Sounds like fun. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I think they're going to be in Seattle next week but I can't go since my passport expired :(

  11. I would love to go to a signing for Stephanie Perkins...her books are so funny!

  12. So jealous!! It would've been so cool to see all of them (though I've only read Stephanie Perkins' books out of them all). Heh, I wonder about that hotwiring a car ending was about!

  13. There is actually going to be a YA or Bust tour stop near by 2rw! I'm going to try really hard to make it after work! *crosses fingers* I wanna meet Steph Perkins ;)


  14. I'd love to meet Emily Giffin or Suzanne Collins!

  15. So jealous - this sounds like an amazing tour! And the signed books... swoon.

  16. Cassandra Clare, Libba Bray, Holly Black, John Green. <333333

  17. Oh gosh, I'd have to say Sara Shepard or maybe Stephanie Perkins. Or Nina Lacour. I love The Disenchantments!

  18. I wish I could go to a signing for Tahereh Mafi, John Green or Cassandra Clare :)

  19. I would have loved to be at a JK Rowling signing when Harry Potter was huge!

  20. Wow... what a great giveaway!! I would love to go to a Meg Cabot signing... she is one of my absolute favorite authors of ALL time. I think I'm a little obsessed. :P

    Thanks so so so much for this AWESOME chance once again!!

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    -Riya :)

  21. I would love to go to a JK Rowling signing for obvious reasons.