Saturday, July 30, 2011

In My Mailbox (46)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.

I'm Alison (on the off chance you couldn't guess that from the name of my blog). I review Young Adult novels with a few Middle Grade books and a weekly manga feature.

Bought

I went to two signings this week! Minneapolis has been a lucky town to have so many great YA authors visit recently. Usually, I feel like we always get skipped.

I got to hang out with Liz from Consumed By Books again. And meet Maggie of Bibliophilia - Maggie's Bookshelf, Mariya of Mystifying Paranormal Reviews, and Looksie Lovitz. It was so much fun!

Maggie was so great. Liz and I were both having trouble with our cameras, so we stayed until the end to try taking photos again. Maggie and Tessa took a ton of pictures with us. Maggie and her husband even fixed my camera for me. She and Tessa chatted with Liz, Maggie, and me for quite awhile. Then Maggie's husband even moved Loki so Maggie, Liz, and I could get a good picture with it.

Andrea was great too. It was the launch party for Wolfsbane, so they had cake and wine. The cake was really yummy. Andrea was super nice and gave thoughtful answers to questions. I was surprised that there were only 1 or 2 teens there. Everyone else was at least in their twenties. I don't have my photo with Andrea yet. I'll post it when I do.

Tessa Gratton, me, and Maggie Stiefvater
Liz, Me, and Maggie



Forever - Maggie Stiefvater


Wolfsbane - Andrea Cremer

I also bought a cookbook written by my favorite vegan food blogger (my favorite food blogger period) - Mama Pea of Peas And Thank You! I'm so excited that this finally came out. Sarah creates the best recipes, whether or not you're vegan.


Peas And Thank You - Sarah Matheny

CD Stash



Barton Hollow - The Civil Wars


Epic - Sharon van Etten


The Reluctant Graveyard - Jeremy Messersmith

130 comments:

  1. Oh man. What an awesome haul you got. You're so lucky to have met those three authors. Come visit me. I got a lot more than I thought I would.

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  2. Two signings, you are so lucky! I'm lucky if there's one a year within driving distance of me that I want to go to.

    Awesome sounding books this week. =)

    Orchid
    The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

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  3. Wow, I really would like to get to a book signing some day. It's my dream. Minneapolis is only like a 9 hour drive- I should have tried. Looks like you had an amazing time!

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  4. Yay Forever and Wolfsbane. I love Maggie she is super sweet and funny. Looking forward to more pics if your going to post them.

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  5. Peas and Thank You sounds really good! I love her blog and recipes!

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  6. I was at the Maggie Stiefvater signing too! Although Shelbie and I couldn't go to the Andrea Cremer one (that accounts for at least two missing teens). Still haven't bought my copy of wolfsbane, but I can't wait to read it.

    Have a great week!
    My post is here: http://themortalslibrary.blogspot.com/2011/07/in-my-mailbox15-vlog.html

    - Amanda

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  7. i love book signings! happy reading :)

    My IMM:
    http://bookchilla.wordpress.com/2011/07/30/in-my-mailbox-9/

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  8. Sounds like you had a good time. I wish we had more book signings where I live.

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  9. Oh great books and music week. How fantastic you got to meet Maggie & Tessa - awesomeness :D :D

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  10. Awesome IMM. I'm jealous that you got to meet Maggie Stiefvater. Happy Reading
    Ange @ Moonlight Reader
    My IMM: http://ange-moonlightreader.blogspot.com/2011/07/in-my-mailbox-17_31.html

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  11. Awesome week! I got to see Maggie this week as well, but sadly not Tessa as her last day was the day before I saw Maggie. Sigh...

    But still had an amazing book week! Got sooo many books I don't know what to read first!

    Happy Reading! Here's my IMM

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  12. I've been seeing Peas and Thank You and really want to pick that up!

    Check out our Mailbox at Book Sake.

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  13. I got to see Maggie and Tessa in Minneapolis too. I went to the afternoon signing at the Wentworth Library. Since I'm a couple hours away, I didn't drive back for Andrea's signing but I did get a copy of her book this week.

    My mailboxes are here and here. Happy reading!

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  14. I'm still thinking about Woolfsbane LOL.
    Great meeting ya at the signing. Gotta check and see what the next one is =DDDDD

    Check out myIMM
    Mystifying Paranormal Reviews

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  15. I'm bummed that I missed both book signings in Minneapolis this past week. I would like to meet more Minnesotan book bloggers. We need a MN book bloggers site for this kind of information.

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  16. Love the pics! Looks like you had a great time!

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  17. Green with envy here. Not many authors come to our country for events. Still, good haul!

    Thanks for stopping by. ^_^

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  18. I want to read Wolfsbane so bad! I hope you enjoy it! Here's my IMM if you want to check it out! Happy reading!

    -Jessica (Peace Love Books)

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  19. Great pics!! I met Maggie & Tessa when they was up in Toronto and they were so sweet. Very jealous you were at Andrea's party, I love her series!!

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  20. So cool! One thing I love about going to signing is meeting other book bloggers. Love the pictures. Glad you had fun, Alison.

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  21. Looks like it was an amazing time! I would love to chat with Maggie and have the chance to meet other book bloggers. Here's for hoping for more of these fun stops by me!

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  22. Lucky you Alison! Thanks so much for sharing the pictures, I would love to go to more bookish events, I wish a few more took place near me. Not too many people want to come to the Ohio area:)

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  23. I like the look of that last cd cover. Hmm....

    My IMM

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  24. Wow! I'm so jealous of your week! Happy Reading! :)

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  25. Wolfsbane! I'm sooo jealous! Happy reading! :)

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  26. Wow! I hope I can go to different signings too! :) Great books! I'm waiting for Forever, a friend of mine got me a copy and had it signed by Maggie :) I can't wait!

    Here's my IMM :)
    http://books4juliet.blogspot.com/2011/07/in-my-mailbox-2-indulgence.html

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  27. Two signings? Jealous! Forever and Wolfsbane both look awesome, hope you enjoy them! And happy reading :).

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  28. I know that car. Isn't it freaking awesome!

    You are so, so lucky to meet my favorite author of all time Alison. Maggie is amazing. Since I'm in Houston I've heard we have a few bookish events but not many. Still haven't gone to one.

    Thanks for sharing the lovely pics :)

    ♥ Trish
    Just a YA Girl

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  29. Those signings look like they were a lot of fun! I still have to read Nightshade, but Wolfsbane looks awesome! Enjoy your books :)

    My IMM

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  30. Looks like you had an awesome week! I need to read Nightshade I think, I hear great things about it and Wolfsbane.

    Happy Reading!

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  31. The signings look like so much fun! I feel like my city Charlotte, NC always gets skipped over, too, in favor of Atlanta. Hope you enjoy your books and music. :)

    My IMM

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  32. Awesome IMM! I wish I could go to a signing someday. :)

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  33. Wolfsbane, I WANT I WANT, LOL, nice set of books.

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  34. You're such a lucky duck! I missed the Maggie/Tessa signings in Canada.

    Here's my IMM: http://bit.ly/qadpcl

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  35. Awesome books & CDs this week. :D I hope you like Forever & Wolfsbane, I liked them! :)

    Happy Reading & Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. :)
    Ambur

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  36. Nice selection! I went to Andrea Cremer signing too here in California, hers was a joint signing with Kiersten White and Stephanie Perkins.

    Van @ ShortandSweetreviews.blogspot.com

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  37. Wow! Amazing! Sometimes I really wish I lived in the US!

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  38. Wow! Two signings is wonderful! I am so glad you were able to attend both :) Your vegan cookbook reminded me that I forgot to include a vegetarian cookbook that I got last week. Darn it!
    Happy Reading!
    -Katelyn

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  39. Oooh! Two Signings how awesome is that! <3 Great IMM!

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  40. Very cool that you got to go to both signings! I got a sample of Peas and Thank You at BEA, but now wish it had been the whole book since I have a farm share to use up.

    Happy readings :-)

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  41. Wow, it seems really cool! Have a great reading (:

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  42. Hey Alison! It's Erika from Readspect.blogspor.com
    I looked at your blog and I do believe I saw you at Wild Rumpus, of course I didn't know who you were at the time. Were you talking to another girl before the signing? If so I did see you. I too have a few pictures posted if you would like to see them. http://readspect.blogspot.com/2011/07/maggie-stiefvater-book-signing-pictures.html

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  43. Thanks for checking out my blog!

    I have heard good things about Forever! I have become a follower, because I am looking forward to hear what you think about it :]

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  44. Great week for you. Thanks for visiting mine.

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  45. Wow, that's great. I wish I was there too.

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  46. I'm jealous! Where I am there are NEVER signings. I'd have to travel to them all, so far none have fallen on a time/date I can travel to.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Hope you have a great week.

    Amanda @ Letters Inside Out

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  48. wow great haul, I hope Wolfsbane is good. I'm looking forward to your review

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  49. I so wish that there were more signings in my area! But my town is so small it doesn't really happen much :[
    Awesome haul for you though! :]

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  50. That's so awesome that you got to meet Maggie S! I hope you enjoy reading Wolfsbane!

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  51. Lovely IMM. Thanks for stopping by earlier. I'll check out the manga you mentioned because even my otaku boyfriend was no help. :P

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  52. Great Mailbox!
    I love cookbooks, I have a whole stack of them! :)
    And congrats on the signings! :) Lucky you I'm going to meet Maggie Stiefvater in September :)

    And yeah, you really need to read a Dessen book! Start with Just Listen!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog,
    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

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  53. Looks like a wonderful opportunity and a great time! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your books!

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  54. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! You got a great stack of books and music this week and some lovely pics. I'm mega jealous of how beautiful your blog looks!

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  55. That's really cool that you got to go to two book signings. Nobody ever comes to my area for a signing. I guess they figure NYC is the only spot worth hitting in my state and that's six hours away.

    I got forever the other day from Amazon, but I'm still waiting for them to ship Shiver and Linger that I ordered two weeks before Forever.

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  56. Looks like you had fun awesome!!!!!!!


    Lily x

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  57. Oh, how exciting that you got to meet those authors, and buy a signed copy of "Forever"!! I was able to get one, too, when Maggie Stiefvater came down to South Florida recently! There were two authors with her at the event -- Meg Cabot and Libba Bray!! I also got a copy of "Abandon", signed by Meg Cabot!! I didn't buy "Beauty Queens", which was Libba Bray's book.

    I SO love to go to author events!!! And, like you, I LOVE YA fiction!!!!!!!

    Thanks for sharing your experience with us! : )

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  58. Oops! Forgot to congratulate you on getting a signed copy of "Wolfsbane", too....sorry!

    I pre-ordered that book on Amazon, so it should be on its way to me by now, since it came out on the 26th. YAY!!!!!

    Be sure to post the photo of you and Andrea Cremer!

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  59. That's so great that you got them signed. I've always wanted to go to a signing, but authors don't really come to my country. *sigh* Maybe one day.

    I heard good things about The Civil Wars. I might be getting their album too. Enjoy!

    My IMM

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  60. I just recently started listening to the Civil Wars and I really like them! Maggie is awesome I loved meeting her as well.

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  61. Thanks for checking out my in my mailbox :)

    I am super excited to read Wolfsbane!! It looks like an awesome book!

    Happy reading!
    Sarah@catchingbooks

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  62. Great books! And that's so cool about the signings. We don't get nearly as many authors down here in Florida.

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  63. How cool that you were able to attend a couple signings! I missed Maggie's signing in Novi :/ But I did get a copy of Forever recently. I still need to buy a copy of Wolfsbane.

    -Sarah @ Y.A. Love

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  64. Forever was SO good, and I'm reading Wolfsbane right now and loving it. New follower, and thank you for checking out my blog! Glad to hear that you like the cover of Remembrance :)

    xoxo,
    Michelle Madow

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  65. Nice! I want a copy of Forever, but I am waiting for it to come out in softcover. I need my entire series to match, lol!


    That cover for The Reluctant Graveyard is so made of win!

    Nicole @ All I Ever Read

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  66. You're so lucky that you got to meet them! I've been following Maggie and Tessa's vlogs of their trip and they're hilarious. :]

    I really enjoyed reading Forever, the whole series was great. I haven't gotten to read Wolfsbane yet though. Soon hopefully.

    Happy reading!

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  67. I'm almost finished with Shiver and am loving it! Thanks for stopping by to check out my IMM earlier this week!

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  68. Hello! Wow, you're so lucky to have been to that signing! I wish I could have gone (but there's the continent differencies to think about and all that stuff that always keeps good authors away... *sighs*)

    Anyway, looking forward some comments on wolfsbane, specially! It looks neat!

    I'm a new follower, definitely!

    Ron

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  69. oooh i really want peas and thank you and wolfsbane!!

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  70. Two signings!! Lucky Alison! :) Great buys this week! I've been meaning to start reading the Nightshade series, but haven't got round to it yet! Soon,hopefully! :)

    Happy reading!

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  71. It was so great to see you at both events! I'm glad we got to chat and got some awesome signed books.

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  72. You're so lucky to meet those authors. Each are amazing in their own way!
    Hope you enjoy Forever and Wolfsbane!

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  73. Awesome! I’m seeing Maggie Stiefvater next month (September)...am very very very excited!!!

    And gee! I’m the 74th comment on the post.

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  74. So jealous you got to meet Adrea! Thanks for stopping by my IMM posting. Hope you had a great weekend.

    Happy reading,

    Felicia @ Livin' Life Through Books

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  75. Oh wow! nothing beats having a photo with the author herself. that was awesome! Wonderful, Alison. Such a great experience. =)

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  76. Great books and such this week. Glad you had fun at the signing. Happy Reading!

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  77. Book signings are great. Cake AT book signings is even better! =) I wish my town had more events like this. We haven't had book signings in ages.

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  78. TWO signings in one week??? Awesome!! =) And one of them had Maggie Stiefvater. =D YAY! Great books this week!!

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  79. Great haul this week! And yippee for meeting awesome authors! (I still haven't ever met any authors!)
    Check out my IMM
    Happy reading, and listening!

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  80. Great books this week!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Happy reading!

    Crys
    Wannabe Librarian

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  81. I think it's cool that you received both books and CDs this week! The recipe book sounds good. Thanks for commenting at my IMM.

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  82. Awesome post! That signing looked like fun!

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  83. Soooo jealous! Looks like you guys had an awesome time. I love meeting authors and just hanging out, taking craft and creativity and everything in between!


    Smiles!
    Lori

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  84. Lucky girl getting to go to book signings! We NEVER have them! I'm very jealous ;)
    Thanks for stopping by My Mailbox.

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  85. how awesome you met Loki, er I mean Maggie and Tessa. lol

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  86. Great mailbox! I know you had a great time meeting those authors - I always love book signings! I've gotten to listen to Andrea Cremer on a panel and her answers are always so wonderful.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy reading :)

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  87. So cool that you got to meet Maggie Stiefvater. I hope you enjoy Forever. I'm reading it right now, though it's kind of on the back burner.

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  88. Signings sound like so much fun! Not too many authors I'm interested in come near here, but I think I might be going to some soon. I might have to make the trip to Toronto to see Sarah Dessen in September, cos I adore her.

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  89. I'll need to check out Peas and thank you - I'm always looking for more vegan cookbooks :) You had a great week of book events! And you got a picture with Maggie and her car. That's so fun that you attended the launch party for Wolfsbane. Looking forward to reading Forever soon.
    Have a great week!

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  90. Yay for you meeting Tessa and Maggie!! Maggie is coming to Australia in Sept, and I can't wait! Happy reading!

    New follower!

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  91. Hoping you had a great weekend and totally jealous about the signing

    Lydia @ Sensual Ride

    http://sensualride.blogspot.com/2011/07/in-my-mailbox_30.html

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  92. 2 signings in 1 week? Lucky! Looks like they were lots of fun, especially since you got to meet up with some fellow bloggers too :D *wishes more authors would come to Canada* Enjoy your books!

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  93. Hey there! Just returning the comment to say nice library! Wolfsbane looks interesting!

    ~Grace

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  94. The signings sound like fun! Enjoy your reading!

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  95. Luck you! Such great authors, sigh...I hope I get to meet them one day. Well, anyways, enjoy your awesome books! :)

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  96. Thanks for stopping by. :) Yea, for Maggie! She was fantastic in Nashville. You got some nice books last week. Hope you have a good week this week, as well.

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  97. Lucky you! I want to meet Maggie! and I need to get my hands on Wolfsbane! Enjoy all of your books :D!

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  98. Fantastic books, I hope you love Forever! I love all the CD covers, too!

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  99. Aw, I wish I could go to signings too! Sweden doesn't have very many. And definitely not for books I read... *sigh*

    Great mailbox content! :D And Wolfsbane is a book I definitely want too.

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  100. I would love to go to a book signing one day - it always looks like so much fun. :)

    Shelagh
    The Word Fiend

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  101. You got some really great cds. It's nice to see people still buying them. They are not digital right?

    Also thanks for visiting my mailbox too:)
    -Splash of our Worlds

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  102. The signing sounded like fun! I have yet to attend one but want to. And great books. Can't wait to read Wolfsbane. Happy reading :)

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  103. Great mailbox this week!
    I hope you enjoy your books :)

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  104. Sounds like you had a ton of fun! I wish we had things like that around here!

    ★Leila

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  105. Sounds like fun! I'm liking the werewolf theme :)

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  106. I still need to read Shiver and Linger. I must get to these soon. It looks like you had a lot of fun. Happy reading!

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  107. Ohh sounds like you all had such fun!
    I wish there were more things like this in my town but it's such a small one compared to the cities such as London.

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  108. How fun to meet up with other YA book bloggers and share the experience! Imagine having book signings with these authors! Must have been great!

    Thanks for the visit today at My Bookshelf.

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  110. Hey Alison! Its Jessie from Remarkable Reads! I missed the Maggie Stiefvater signing in my area a few months ago :( But I'm glad someone else got to go ! :) Check out my IMM! http://remarkableteenreading.blogspot.com/2011/07/imm-7.html#comments

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  111. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you get to read Ilona Andrew's books they are awesome! I just finished the book last night and I can't wait for the next.

    I love book signing they are so much fun. I'm always sad for people who haven't ever been to any. WA has a decent out of author stops so I do get pretty spoiled

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  112. Aw thank you for stopping by my blog! Maggie is a sweetheart. I met her at Linger signing. Unfortunately, I didn't like Forever. :( I know I'm in the minority on that though!

    Are you an anime fan? Just noticed the decor on your blog. Adorable.

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  113. I just got Forever and am so excited to read the last one to this series.

    Love the pics of you with the girls with that cool car. Sorry I kept looking at the car:)

    CDs will round up the loot with some cool music. You done good girl for the mailbox loot :)

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  114. Hi Alison!! I am so jealous that you got to meet Maggie Stiefvater! She lives in VA where I live so I keep hoping I will catch her at a local event! That is really neat that you got to take a photo with Loki too!

    I also just got the Civil Wars CD and I am obsessed!!

    Have a great week! :-)

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  115. Sorry, I forgot to mention in my other comment another neat fact about The Lovely Shoes (the book you commented on in my IMM this week)- the author actually had a pair of shoes made especially for her by Ferragamo when she was a young girl afflicted by polio! I thought that was pretty cool!

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  116. Enjoy all your books :) They look great.

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  117. Nice IMM, Alison. Glad you enjoyed the signings. Very exciting!
    ~ Monique

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  118. So cool! I've never been to a book-signing, but hope to someday! I only live 2 hours from the big city where there are quite a few, but with no way to get there, it might as well be a million miles away lol. Love the pictures, and so glad you got to go! :-)

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  119. New follower :D

    Wolfbane seems so popular in people's IMM this week :) Definitely need to get a copy. Looking forward to reading the whole "Mercy Falls" series before I read "Forever".

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  120. Cool! I still haven't read Linger yet. Wolfsbane is on my tbr shelf. Awesome on meeting Maggie :)

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  121. That is awesome! Wish there were good signings in my area. Great IMM! :)

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  122. Wow! Great photos! I am so jealous. :0)

    thanks for stoppin' by my blog...I am a new follower too! :0)

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  123. Ahh, you took a picture with the car! I remember Maggie tweeting about this. =)

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  124. Oh, wow, lucky you! Going to two great book signings! Both of those books are on my TBR list. Enjoy!

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  125. Awesome that you got to meet authors you like! Also, I'm totally checking out that recipe book, I need some new vegetarian meals to spice up my diet :]

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great weekend!

    Nora, The Bookery

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  126. Oh My Gosh! I love Peas and Thank you....its also my fav. vegan blog. Everything she makes is so delicious.

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