Welcome to my weekly recap,
Hello everyone, I’m back safe and sound.
This weekend flew by insanely fast. I came back from Vegas Sunday night, actually it was Monday morning 12:15am. I literally dropped everything, suitcases, clothes, and fell into bed, knowing that I had to get up at 6am.
Vegas was AMAZEBALLS!!!
It started with checking in on Friday, racing against time. I had 20 minutes until closing and must have come across a little frazzled and overwhelmed because the ladies at the check-in counter took pity on me and gave me a VIP wristlet. Apparently they were giving them away to some lucky attendees – lucky me.
Now the meet and greet Friday night was a bust. I hate mingling and socializing and since I went by myself not knowing anyone it was AWKWARD!!! Standing around, seeing everyone chatting in circles and sitting in groups, and not wanting to interrupt conversations made the meet and greet an unpleasant event for me. At the end I walked a round, talked to an author buddy of mine, and left. I definitely left with the realization that I will NEVER EVER buy a ticket for a Meet and Greet again.
The book signing event on Saturday was FANTASTIC!!!!
Because of the VIP status I had an additional hour at the signing. That mad it 6 hours of running around non-stop. It was crazy pants!!!!
I got everything done. Every author was visited. Every book got signed.
At the end I brought home 56 books. And ended up winning two additional books, plus picked up a free book from one of my favorite authors. All in all, LoveNVegas was more than successful. I had a blast, and was able to get everything done that I wanted to get done. Giving it TWO THUMPS UP!!!
We are on the wordpress reader – YAY!!!
Amazing news – we finally made it on the reader.
After reading Sophie’s blog post Backstage Blogging I pushed one more time and live chatted with an WP engineer. Apparently everything looked good on my side, so the engineer send off a request to the Reader developers and guess what, they came through. We are trough the roof ecstatic. This was such a pain in the butt and having it all cleared up was such a relief.
I’m one happy camper!!
Pretty much the same as last week…
I have three request that are still pending.
One is a highly anticipated read and I fear I won’t get it. Which would be such a disappointment.
The other two books I would gladly cancel the request if that would be an option. Actually that should be an option on NetGalley. We bloggers should also be able to cancel requests if they take too long or if we lose interest after the fact.
This week’s book haul was fantastic…
OMG I can’t wait to read this book!!!!!! RL is not cooperative, but this weekend I’ll find the time, I’m so jealous of everyone that has already read it.
Butterfly (A Public Enemy Standalone) by Cambria Hebert
I absolutely ADORE the cover of Butterfly. I’m already planning on buying the paperback, need it on my shelf ASAP.:D
This one was a recommendation from a favorite authors. That particular author doesn’t recommend often, but when she does I pay attention.
I read an intriguing review about this book from a fellow blogger, and since it’s on KU it was an easy decision to give it a try.
Now my audiobook situation is pretty much the same as two weeks ago…
I have a surplus of audiobooks and don’t know where to start.
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
NOTHING – lol
No highlights this week, hopefully I’ll have something to show off next week. I’m working on our TTT post for this week as well as a blog post about book signings. So we’ll see how it goes.
We do have a signed paperback giveaway as well as an October wrap-up giveaway on our FB page if someone is interested in entering. Link in image.
Thank you so much for coming by!!
I appreciate every single one of you and I’m looking forward to next week.