November 2018 Book Haul

 

I honestly thought my haul for November would be so much smaller.  But I forgot about all the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales.  Plus, Barnes & Noble had a buy 2 get 1 free sale for graphic novels.  I got a lot of those (but my husband reads them, too).

 

I’ll start with digital books first.

 

From Edelweiss:

 

 

Let Me Hear A Rhyme by Tiffany Jackson

Fan The Fame by Anna Priemaza

The Raven’s Tale by Cat Winters

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

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Books I Want To Read By The End Of The Year

 

I’m not a big fan of making a TBR (the pressure!), but lately I’ve had to write down an arc schedule and group read schedule.  There are so many books I still need to read, but I thought I would share the ones I’m really hoping to get to before the end of the year.

 

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Thanksgiving

 

I hope that everyone who celebrates has a wonderful holiday.  I’m not a huge fan of Thanksgiving, but I do enjoy spending time with family and/or friends and eating a lot of food.

 

I am thankful for so many things.  Too many to list, but I want you to all know that I am very thankful for you today and everyday.

 

Enjoy your holiday and I hope some of you find great deals on Black Friday!

 

 

Author Event For Marissa Meyer

 

My husband and I attended a book event recently for Marissa Meyer.  It was hosted by Anderson’s Bookshop, but held outside the store at the local college.  Even though I haven’t read any of Marissa’s books yet (gasp), I knew I couldn’t miss this one.  I have quite a few of her books here, but I only brought one from home.

 

The event started with a costume contest.  There were quite a few people dressed up.

 

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My signed books from the YA Lit Conference

 

This is my final post from the YA Lit Conference.  Promise.  I just thought it would be fun to share all the books I got signed.  This whole post will be pictures.

 

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Anderson’s YA Lit Conference 2018 (part two)

 

Thank you for coming back to check out part two for my YA Lit Conference post.  I didn’t want to make one super long post.  If you missed part one, it was posted on Saturday.

 

After lunch, there was a second breakout session.  This time we chose to go to Fantastical Historical Fiction.  I admit I’m not generally a huge fan of YA fiction, but I wanted to go to Annie’s panel.  And my husband liked The Last Magician and wanted to listen to Lisa again (we saw her last year, too).

 

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This panel was Lisa Maxwell, Joanna Hathaway, Stephanie Hemphill, and Annie Sullivan.  Just like the last one, I went and bought more books.  Joanna’s wasn’t out yet, so I wasn’t able to get anything from her signed.  Dark West is her debut.  I really enjoyed this panel and it actually made me want to read more YA historical fiction.

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Anderson’s YA Lit Conference 2018 (part one)

 

My husband and I attended the YA Lit Conference at Anderson’s in Naperville, IL.  This was our second year attending.  I didn’t take as many notes as last year, but I have enough to make this two posts.  Please check back on Monday for part two.

 

The event started at 7:15 am for a continental breakfast.  This is rough for me because I generally don’t go to bed until 2am and we’re over an hour away.  But we got there right on time and went to the bookstore they had set up.

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