Local Blogger Meet-up!!!

As you may have seen on a few other blogs by now, a baker's dozen of Montreal bloggers got together last weekend over lunch to talk about books, publishers, authors and all sorts of book-industry related events and how we as bloggers in Montreal could encourage more book related activity to occur in our city. I had a fabulous time and was very surprised when I realized it was time to go! The afternoon passed by in a flash.

Our facebook group started small with just a couple of bloggers (was it Cat and Lucy?) but quickly grew to fifteen. And we know there are others out there! If you'd like to look around and see what book events are happening in the Montreal area and to keep updated on future ones, please visit our page, Montreal Book Lovers, and like us! The photo below was taken by our very accommodating waiter at Guido and Angelina's restaurant in downtown Montreal.

Pictured from left to right are:

Avis from she reads and reads, Amanda from Tales & Treats, PK from Aisle B (I'm going to say that's a fuchsia-coloured dress she's wearing), Melissa from YA Bookshelf, Cindy from Cindy's Love of Books, Jennifer from Mrs. Q: Book Addict, Cindy from Tynga's Reviews, Cat from Beyond Books, Lucy from Moonlight Gleam (thanks for those name tags, Lucy, they were awesome!), Lisa from starmetal oak book blog (cool name, I'd like to know how you came up with it), me, Laura from Library of Clean Reads, and Tina from Bookshipper.

It was a fabulous afternoon! Thanks to Tina and several publishers, our group members walked away with quite a few books. As a matter of fact, there were several that we had to draw for! Many, many thanks to these publishers:

This is what I brought home:

From Harper Collins Canada: The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore

From Random House Canada: The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollingshurst

From Simon and Schuster Canada: The 34th Degree by Thomas Greanias and Carte Blanche by Jeffery Deaver

From Tina: Dreams of the Dead by Perri O'Shaughnessy, The Survivor by Sean Slater, The Money Pit Mystery by Eric Walters, Long Gone (via Avis) by Alafair Burke, The Third Rail by Michael Harvey, An Unquiet Grave by P. J. Parrish

I'm very much looking forward to our next meet-up. Hopefully the two bloggers who couldn't make it this time will be there as well. Until next time ladies!


bermudaonion on July 25, 2011 at 4:20 PM said...

That looks like so much fun!!

Aisle B on July 25, 2011 at 4:29 PM said...

Donna it was great meeting you.

I have to admit that I have been laughing at the commotion my dress has been making. Who would have thought the colour would be so the talk of town ;) I'd say you'd win hands down since it's more fuschia than pink... Both Mrs Q & Avis want it to be pink but we both know better ;)

Great meeting and can't wait for the next one :)

avisannschild on July 25, 2011 at 4:33 PM said...

This was so much fun! My only regret is that I didn't get a chance to chat with more of the new-to-me bloggers. Next time!

Enjoy all your new books. I'll be curious to hear what you think of Long Gone!

Laura Fabiani on July 25, 2011 at 5:46 PM said...

Looks like the bloggers in our group are go-getters and we will get things moving here in Montreal!

Staci on July 25, 2011 at 8:37 PM said...

Looks like so much fun!!!

Sheila (Bookjourney) on July 26, 2011 at 10:12 AM said...

Oh awesome! It looks like you all had a blast!

Moonlight Gleam on July 26, 2011 at 10:40 AM said...

The meetup was sooo awesome! I am so glad to have been able to share the day with all you lovely ladies! Can't wait for the next one!

Beth(bookaholicmom) on July 26, 2011 at 2:25 PM said...

This looks like it was quite fun. I am so jealous that so many of you love in the same area.


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