Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Hiatus

Well, Bookies,
since I will be leaving to Cornell University in August, The Tattered Page will be on hiatus until further notice.
Further notice likely being until I graduate in May of 2014.

See you next year :)

Happy Reading!
Sunday, June 2, 2013

BookExpo America 2013

Yesterday was the last day at BEA 2013 ... and I have to say: it was a blast!

With the help of my Aides *job description: snagging ARCs and heavy lifting*, who are also my big little brother, Devin, and my parents I was able to snag nearly all of the books on my most wanted list and then some. Not to mention, I had good company =)

This was only my third year at BEA and it just ended, but I have to say: I can't wait until next year. BookExpo America is such a great experience with all the new free books, meeting writing ideals and mingling with all sorts of new people. Especially fellow YA book bloggers.


May 30th: Day 1 Highlights



Before BEA 2013 began I received an email from Lisa Wray over at Harlequin inviting me to the Blogger Breakfast earlier in the morning. Unfortunately, finding parking was unusually difficult so I was to late to make it.

However, I got lucky because I met a nice women who also worked for Harlequin and gave me the ARCs I would have received had I made it to the Blogger Breakfast.

*I received the ARCs in pictured in the flyer














So this year, I color-coded by person (A: Me, D: Devin, etc.) the strategic times and authors to make it easier for everyone to know where they needed to be, what ARC they were getting by which author, and where everyone else was located at the corresponding time. It saved time -- as well as unnecessary headaches -- with spotty connection and texting or calling each other.










Take a look at Bloomsbury Young Reader drops scheduled Tuesday. (And for those of you who don't know what "drops" are, they are when publishers giveaway ARCs, a.k.a. galleys, at their booths by either setting them out for attendees to take or handing them out). I was able to get WILD CARDS by Simone Elkeles, DARK LORD by Jamie Thomson and Sarah J. Maas' CROWN OF MIDNIGHT, even a couple extra copies *wink, wink*



 Lauren Kate signing TEARDROP













Veronica Roth signing ALLEGIANCE posters
  











The line for the Penguin Booth






The Autograph Area





Walter Dean Myers signing A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S SCREAM









 Alexandra Coutts signing TUMBLE & FALL














Susane Colasanti signing ALL I NEED










Day 1 Lot:

Can't wait to crack open the covers of DARE YOU TO written by Katie McGarry (I absolutely love her stuff), TEARDROP by Lauren Kate, UNBREAKABLE by Kami Garcia.

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May 31st: Day 2 Highlights

Just as the day before, my second day at BEA was quiet eventful. And I wouldn't have had it any other way. To start the morning off I attended Sourcebooks ARC drop to get LIES YOU WANTED TO HEAR by James Whitfield Thomson. Then I went over to HaperCollins to pick up Katie Cotugno's HOW TO LOVE.





In Booth Signing

9:30am-10:30am -- Marie Lu
10:30am-11:30am -- Richelle Mead









Harlequin Booth

11:30am-12:30pm
Katie McGarry -- DARE YOU TO
Elizabeth Scott -- HEARTBEAT
Julie Kagawa -- THE ETERNITY CURE
Amanda Sun -- INK



















Autographing Session
10:30am - 11:00am -- Kat Zhang
11:00am-11:30am -- Veronica Rossi
12:30pm-1:30pm -- Lauren Kate
1:00pm-2:00pm -- Kami Garcia
3:00pm-3:30pm -- Susanne Colasanti

Day 2 Lot:
From this lot, the book I am most excited to read is definitely AWAKEN by Meg Cabot.


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June 1st: Day 3 Highlights

Here was the agenda for the final day of BookExpo America 2013:
The third and final day of BEA is never as hectic as the first two days so we -- my parents, my brother and I left early -- around 2/3:00 pm. Nonetheless, I still got to meet a few more great authors and snag some awesome books. Sometimes the publishers even give away the ARCs on display, first-come, first-serve.
Harlequin Booth
10:00am-11:30am
Katie McGarry -- DARE YOU TO
Elizabeth Scott -- HEARTBEAT
Julie Kagawa -- THE ETERNITY CURE
Amanda Sun -- INK







Autographing Session
10:00am-11:00am -- Sarah Dessen
11:30-12:00pm -- Cat Patrick












The Autograph Area



Alexandra Bracken signing NEVER FADE

Kate Brian signing HEREAFTER



Gennifer Albin signing ALTERED








Cora Carmack signing FAKING IT








Final Day Lot:

The lot we collected for the day with the least events was not bad.



Perhaps I see an abundance of giveaways in the future . . .




Happy Reading!
Monday, May 13, 2013

Melodious Monday #13


*Melodious Monday is a meme I came up with to share my weekly top picks in music.

Top Five Picks

These are the songs I had on repeat this past week:




1. No Interruption by Hoodie Allen












4. Fall For Your Type by Jamie Foxx ft. Drake










Enjoy the tunes!
Monday, May 6, 2013

Melodious Monday #12


*Melodious Monday is a meme I came up with to share my weekly top picks in music.

Top Five Picks

These are the songs I had on repeat this past week:


1. No Faith in Brooklyn by Hoodie Allen ft. Jhameel













4. Young and Beautiful by Lana Del Rey











Enjoy the tunes!
Saturday, May 4, 2013

Cover Mania! #11

*Hosted by The Tattered Page, Cover Mania! features covers that compel me*

Being so drawn to this cover, I felt compelled to dedicate a post to it. Take a look:


This is a pretty hot cover! Although I have heard pleasant things about Amanda Hocking's work, I have yet to read anything of hers. But now, Tidal is pulling me in to read the Watersong series. Is the series worth the read?


Overview:

Don't miss Tidal, the spellbinding third book in the Watersong series by New York Times bestselling author Amanda Hocking!


Gemma and Harper Fisher are facing the fight of their lives. Gemma has been cursed with extraordinary powers that have a terrifying dark side, but she’s finally found what she needs—a way to break the curse and become human again. But finding the means to do it will be her greatest challenge yet. And now Penn, Lexi and Thea—the gorgeous but deadly creatures who cursed her—are determined to kill her before she has a chance. Making matters worse, Penn has her sights set on Daniel—the guy Harper loves—and Penn always gets what she wants.


As Gemma and Harper race to break the curse before it’s too late, they’re thrust deeper into a mythical world of immortal secrets. They must delve into their enemies’ past to find the answers they need, even if it means being drawn deeper into their savagely beautiful world. But one of the girls is not what she seems…and Gemma finds an unlikely ally as she struggles to save herself. But will it be enough to break an ancient curse that no one has ever escaped alive?

- via Barnes & Noble

Details:
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 6/4/2013
Pages: 352

Happy Reading!
Saturday, April 20, 2013

Cover Mania! #10

*Hosted by The Tattered Page, Cover Mania! features covers that compel me*

Being so drawn to this cover, I felt compelled to dedicate a post to it. Take a look:



I JUST CAN'T GET OVER THIS COVER. The cover for Taken is pretty neat. It has dystopian written all over it. I will definitely be looking into Erin Bowman.


Overview:

Fans of Incarceron by Catherine Fisher and Variant by Robison Wells won't want to miss this magnetic first book in a gripping dystopian sci-fi series. Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author of the Legend trilogy, raves that Taken is "an action-packed thrill ride from beginning to end. More, please!"
Gray Weathersby has grown up expecting to disappear at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. They call it the Heist—and it happens to every boy in Claysoot. His only chance at escape is to climb the Wall that surrounds Claysoot. A climb no one has ever survived . . .
- via Barnes & Noble

Details:

  • PublisherHarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date4/16/2013
  • Pages352

Happy Reading!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Melodious Monday #11


*Melodious Monday is a meme I came up with to share my weekly top picks in music.

Top Five Picks

These are the songs I had on repeat this past week:

1. Focused by Wale ft. Kid Cudi












4. Power Trip by J. Cole ft. Miguel







Enjoy the tunes!
Haysel