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.
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
Barton Hollow - The Civil Wars
Epic - Sharon van Etten
The Reluctant Graveyard - Jeremy Messersmith