October 2019 Book Haul (I was really, really bad this month.)

 

To be fair, I was pre-pared to buy a lot in October because I was going to a YA Lit Conference put on by Anderson’s Bookshop.  I buy a lot there to get signed after the event.  Plus, this was a big release month.

 

I’ll start with ebooks since there aren’t too many of those.

 

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Roshani Chokshi book signing at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville, IL

 

I was hesitant to make plans a week after vacation (I always need time to recover and catch up).  But when I saw Roshani was coming to Naperville, there was no way I would pass it up.  She was there Sunday, April 28th, 2019.  The event was for Aru Shah and the Song of the Dead.

 

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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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Belles and Brujas Book Event with Dhonielle Clayton and Zoraida Cordova

 

It’s been awhile since I’ve gone to a book event, but I was able to attend the Belles and Brujas tour at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville, IL.  This event was Saturday June 9th and it was so much fun.

 

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