Books Bought and Blogger Meet-up



My friend Cindy hosts this weekly meme. You can see her latest Books Bought meme here.

Last week, Cindy, Linda and I went to Chapters to see Kelley Armstrong speak. She is the author of several series – the Otherworld, Darkest Powers (a YA urban fantasy series) and a mystery series.

We managed to get good seats in the 2nd row for Kelley’s talk and Q & A. She was funny and engaging and gave great answers to some pretty interesting questions. Kelley mentioned that she ‘bribes’ her audiences to ask questions and had several giveaways for audience members who did. All three of us, Cindy, Linda and myself, had our hands raised but I happened to be chosen while there were still items to give away and I received a Frostbitten t-shirt! I doubt that Kelley needed to worry about giveaways however, since people were still raising their hands after all had been given out.


Kelley Armstrong reading from Frostbitten


Before she arrived, a staff person told the audience that Chapters wanted to give Kelley a gift and a journal was passed among the audience who wrote short (well, most were short) messages to the author. We didn’t get to see the journal presented to her but I hope it brought an interesting end to the evening for her.

Cindy speaking to Kelley and getting her books signed


Linda getting her books signed

Linda, Cindy and I made our way to the café upstairs and found a table overlooking the autographing area. Kelley was still signing books well after we left our table and resumed our browsing.

We were just getting ready to leave when another blogger walked in to Chapters. Cindy had mentioned that Lucy, whose blog is Enchanted by Josephine, might drop in. It was great that we were still there and able to chat for five minutes. I took Cindy, Lucy and Linda’s picture. I’m not fond of being in pictures myself but I do like taking them!

Cindy, Lucy and Linda

These are the books I bought during our meet-up:


By Kelley Armstrong:

Haunted
Industrial Magic
Bitten
The Summoning
The Awakening
Frostbitten


By Cassandra Clare:

City of Bones
City of Ashes

and

The Heart Specialist by Claire Holden Rothman

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

7 comments:

bermudaonion on October 13, 2009 at 8:49 AM said...

Your meet-ups always sound like so much fun. I should get Leviathan for my husband.

Cindy on October 13, 2009 at 9:39 AM said...

Donna, great write up and wow you bought some really nice books. I see a couple in the pile that I bought and have too. Hopefully I will see you this week.

Staci on October 13, 2009 at 9:55 AM said...

What a great evening for you and your friends!! I would love to have heard her speak!! The books you brought home are awesome!

Ms. Lucy on October 13, 2009 at 11:44 AM said...

Hey! Love the post! That was so fun meeting you all there. I'm going to post about this too very soon too:)
We've got to meet for some coffee and less on the run (for me) the next time for sure. You ladies are fabulous!

Laura Fabiani on October 13, 2009 at 2:47 PM said...

Just finished reading The Heart Specialist and I absolutely loved it. It is my book club pick for this month and we will be discussing it at the end of the month. Can't wait!

avisannschild on October 13, 2009 at 7:29 PM said...

Wow, you certainly bought lots of books! As I mentioned to both Cindy and Linda, I'm going to have to join you next time. I'm jealous that you got to meet Lucy!

Literary Feline on October 13, 2009 at 8:22 PM said...

How exciting! I really like what I've read of the Women of the Otherworld series. Congratulations on getting a t-shirt for your question! That is so cool!

Enjoy your new books!

 

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