Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Queen's Library (33)

This week was amazing, and not just because of the books. First, I attended an incredible book signing on Sunday that featured six fantastic authors.  

Then, I found out on Monday that I received four A's for this past college semester - my first ever 4.0 GPA! I could hardly believe it, especially since two of those were from senior-level classes that made me work for those grades. I've been a crazy-happy mess all week!

Finally, I changed the design for YA Book Queen. Changed, as in, I gave it a clean slate. It's not flashy, but I'm happy to see YA Book Queen looking less cluttered. I deleted most of the items in my sidebar, moved a few around, and changed my social media icons (thank you Lori, for the free & fabulous options). I'm attempting to find / make a decent background, but in the meantime, I'll likely keep changing it to different colors. Although, I'm pretty sure I screwed up coding somewhere, because I don't seem to be capable of using bullet points without it looking like a mess...but that's what I get for messing with HTML myself! I'll have to put "professional blog design" on my Christmas list!

Now, onto the books! 

IN HONOR by Jessi Kirby (autographed to me)
LET THE SKY FALL by Shannon Messenger (autographed to me)
THE BOOK OF BROKEN HEARTS by Sarah Ockler (autographed to me)

NOT A DROP TO DRINK by Mindy McGinnis (via Edelweiss)
THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE by Leila Sales (via the fabulous Ksenia)

JANE by April Lindner ($3.60 at Amazon!)

I also got my copies of THE BODY FINDER, THE DESIRES OF THE DEAD, MOONGLASS, and all of Sarah Ockler's books autographed. I still can't believe I got to meet the authors! Many thanks to my family for the books, to Ksenia + Macmillan for TSWSYL, and to Edelweiss and HarperCollins for NaDtD!

What books did you get this week? 


The feature is inspired by Pop Culture Junkie's This Week In Books, The Story Siren's In My Mailbox, and Mailbox Monday. The Queen's Library is a way for me to feature books that I add to my bookshelves and a place to post my weekly recommendations. This is not a new meme, but merely an adjusted feature that is better suited to my blog and needs.


  1. Ah, lots of awesome :D SO jealous about Not a Drop to Drink! DYING to read it, yet I keep getting declined :p Sobs. Hope you will love it all. <3 I did really enjoy Let the Sky Fall :)

    1. LTSF was great, wasn't it? Such a creative and enjoyable story.

      Aw, so sorry you keep getting declined for NaDtD - I hate it when that happens! :(

  2. Not a drop to drink <3 Boy, I'm so excited for that book! Happy reading and I like the clean design.

     Showcase - Mel@thedailyprophecy.

    1. It seems like a fabulous story, doesn't it? I have high hopes for NaDtD!

      Thank you! :)

  3. I enjoyed In honor and hope you do too

    1. Glad to hear that! I keep hearing how wonderful IN HONOR is, I'm excited to start reading :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. A. Congratulations smart girl! *high five* Proud of you!
    B. LOVE the cleaner look!!!
    C. OOoo Jane = me jealous!

    1. A. Thank you, Juju! I'm still a bit in shock that I did so well. I'm just glad all that time studying and doing homework paid off! *high five*

      B. Thanks! Glad you like it!

      C. JANE is good! A great retelling :)

  5. I'm sorry if you get this comment twice...I am having internet issues! Anyway, congratulations on a 4.0. That is awesome. You should celebrate! I am jealous of your signed copies...especially The Body Finder- definitely one of my favorites! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on The Book of Broken Hearts! Enjoy all of your books!

    1. Ah, internet issues. I hate those.

      Thank you! My family and I celebrated by going out to eat at a bar & grill that I love (I'm a sucker for chicken tenders & fries, and they have the best ones - I'm such a kid at heart).

  6. Congrats on your grades-what an accomplishment!

    Also sounds like an amazing author event with six great ones-I wish I could get to more because I've had a good time at the ones I've attended.

    1. Thank you!

      It was so fun. It also made me resolve to try to attend more signings - I don't get to talk YA with people very much, so YA book signings are like heaven for me! :)