Sunday, November 22, 2009

In My Mailbox (11/16 to 11/20)

I am "stealing" this from The Story Siren. If you want to find out more about it click here. Anyway, these are books I got this week at the bookstore, library, and in the mail, of course.


For Review:



The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott (I'm reading it now and it's so freaking good!!!!)
The Dark Divine by Bree Despain (I've heard some very fantastic things about this.)
Of All Stupid Things by Alexandra Diaz ( Adore the cover of this one!)
Scones and Sensibility by Lindsay Eland ( Looks cute!)
Secrets Girls Keep by Carrie Silver- Stock ( Read this past week, so review should be coming soon.)


The Bought:



I ended up going to a book signing on Friday down in Doylestown at Doylestown Books and got to listen to three amazing authors talk about there books. Who were those authors you may ask? Well, the amazing people who have written many unforgettable novels- Jay Asher, Laurie Halse Anderson, and Lauren Myracle. It was so much fun listing to them talk and answer questions. 

Some things mentioned were:
  • Before Lauren sold her first book she had gone through about 148 rejections! I really couldn’t believe that. Oh, and Laurie and Jay also stated that they had gone through a great deal themselves before finally selling their first books.
  • Lauren passed around an ARC of one of her newest books ( due out in May 2010!), Thirteen Plus One, which continues Winnie's story ( the main character in Eleven, Twelve, and Thirteen) and let me tell you it has such a cute cover! Oh, and she also told us that because of bookstores lack of support in the title Fourteen ( Apparently it was TOO SCARY. lol.) the title morphed into Thirteen Plus One.
  • Jay has the tendency to edit while writing and not go back and do so simply because if he doesn’t feel totally blown away when reading his previous day's work all he wants to do is through his hands up in the air and call it quits, while Laurie said she writes about seven drafts overall.
  • All three talked about how long it takes them to write a book. Laurie said about a year, Lauren a couple of months, and it took Jay a couple of years, I think he said, to write 13 Reasons Why. Also, Lauren said that the book she currently is writing she started in June (??) and has to be turned in by December!
  • Laurie said the success to finding time to write is not watching TV, much to the dismay of Lauren.
  • Jay said that 13 Reasons Why was actually inspired by a true story in his life which included a relative trying to attempt suicide. Luckily, she was saved before she could do herself all harm, leaving her to tell her story to Jay over the years.
  • Laurie's Wintergirls was also inspired by her life which caused this to be one of the hardest book she written and one that often left her in tears when working on it. 
While, there where many other things mentioned, I don't have the time to type more out. So, that's all. I was planning to post some pictures from the event, but my pictures didn't come out that well, sadly.

Though, Lauren Myracle posted some pics from the event here, Jay Asher did here, and here are pictures of the title pages of the books I got signed! :)

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher ( Such an amazing book!)


( It says: Everything affects everything; just in case you can't read what he wrote.)

TTYL by Lauren Myracle ( Another great book!)


( It says: Laurens of the world Unite! Yaaay!; ; just in case you can't read what she wrote)

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson ( One of the most amazing books I've read this past year!)

( It says: Taste Life!; ; just in case you can't read what she wrote)

Overall: What a fantastic week! :)

21 comments:

  1. So glad that you had a great bookish week. I'm looking forward to reading your reviews as always. I keep hearing about the Dark Divine but I haven't actually read a review yet so I'm really looking forward to that one! Enjoy.

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  2. Great books for you this week! I really look forward to the Unwritten Rule!

    So cool that Laurie, Lauren and Jay personally signed your books!:)

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  3. Great books! I'm supposed to be getting The Dark Divine and Scones and Sensibility too. Maybe they will come tomorrow!

    Happy reading!

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  4. Wintergirls is by far the best book I've read this year. I rated it 10/5 on my blog since it was twice as good as anything else I've read. I hope you'll like it too. And wow, you got to meet the author herself!!! I'd probably drop down on my knees and worship her if I met her, lol.
    Other than that, you got so many awesome books, quite a few are actually on my wishlist too!
    Happy reading!

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  5. So many great books this week. I wish you a happy reading and I cant wait to read you reviews.

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  6. So jealous of Scones & Sensibility and The Dark Divine! I got The Unwritten Rule as well and I can't wait to start it!

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  7. I'm so jealous that you got a signed copy of 13RW. It's a fantastic one!!!

    Enjoy other books you got this week ^^

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  8. Great books! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on Scones and Sensibility. Enjoy and Happy Reading!

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  9. Great books. I wish I could have gone to that signing, they are three amazing authors.
    I am so jealous of you for Unwritten Rule and Dark Divine! Happy reading.

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  10. Whooo look at all those lovely Egmont books! And yay for author signings!

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  11. Wow! You got so many great books! Of All Stupid Things and The Unwritten Rule look so great! =) Happy reading.

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  12. I have read both Thirteen Reasons Why and Wintergirls in the last few weeks, and they were intense but great! I hope you'll enjoy them, as well as your other books. Scones and Sensibility looks cute!

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  13. Amazing books this week! I really wanna read the Dark Divine, ok enjoy!

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  14. Wow, thanks for sharing what the authors said :) And yay for getting your books signed!

    You got lots of awesome sounding books this week--I really want to read The Dark Divine and Scones & Sensibility.

    Happy Reading!

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  15. Gahhh I really can't wait for The Unwritten Rule! Oooh and the signed books are amazing!

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  16. The Unwritten Rule!!!!!!! That is all I have to say...

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  17. Oh man, I'm so jealous. You got a lot of incredible books. You're going to love The Dark Divine. It's seriously incredible! Happy reading. :)

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  18. Sounds like an awesome signing. I still haven't read Wintergirls, mostly because most contemporary LHA books rip my heart out, and I think I'll wait until Jan. to experience that.

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  19. Cool, you've got some of your books signed! :)

    I hope you enjoy The Sweet Far Thing. It's a great book and series.

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  20. So jealous of The Unwritten Rule, though hopefully my copy should be coming soon too.

    And VERY jealous of the Laurie/Lauren/Jay event! I would so love to go to that- I love all three of those authors! *sigh* But I'm glad that you got to meet them and get their books signed.

    Also, that is hilarious that the title "Fourteen" was too scary. I don't even know HOW it's scary or how anyone would think it's scary, but I guess that's what makes it funny. I was wondering why it wasn't just called Fourteen to follow in step with the other three books. Will the next be Thirteen Plus Two? lol

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  21. Great books and I love that you wrote what you heard to the author meet and greet thing. That was amazing. I can't wait to read these books!!!

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