I’m seriously excited about all of the books I got this week- and I’m also seriously worried about the wardrobe I keep my TBR pile in because IT CAN LITERALLY TAKE NO MORE BOOKS (though obviously, that won’t stop me… :D). I went to a blogger’s lunch/event today, which is where this massive haul came from… Thank you so much to Hot Key Books, Templar Books, and Piccadilly Press for teaming up and organising another great event! I really enjoyed it, though I couldn’t talk very loudly and not many people could hear me, because for some reason I lost hearing in one ear on the train up there… xD I met up with Nina from Death, Books and Tea beforehand, and I got to say hello to lots more bloggers, too! It was nice to say hello to Lucy, Debbie, Cicely, Daphne and other nice people. Simon Packham, Sophie Hamilton, James Dawson and Elon Dann, YA authors, were also there. I also had the chance to talk to publicists about working in publishing, including Sara O’Conner, who was lovely. It was very cool. Thanks, you guys!
From the publishers:
I won’t go over all of them, just a few I’m most excited for!
We Were Liars by E Lockhart: THIS BOOK. I’ve already started it, I’m not even past page fifteen, I’M ADDICTED. I understand what Hot Key meant now… I literally had to drag myself out of it to write this book haul post! I’m a little scared for the ending. It’s said to be a very unexpected one, so I’m just going to go and curl up with this book now, and hope I don’t end up crying or screaming or something.
SAY HER NAME by James Dawson: I’ve been eager to read this for months, now! I was lucky enough to get to meet James and talk to him today. He did a reading from this, too, and whoa. I have a feeling this is going to be a terrifying read, so I’m not planning on reading it before I go to sleep! Thanks to James for signing my copy. Picture below.
American Savage by Matt Whyman: I had to restrain myself from doing a little happy jig when I picked this up! 😀 Excited doesn’t cover it. I loved the first book, The Savages, and so I can’t wait to see what happens.
Heap House by Edward Carey: I’m so glad I finally have a copy of this! Whenever I’ve seen it in a store (especially when I saw the lovely Heap House display in Mr B’s Emporium in October!), I’ve never had enough money to buy it. The hardback, illustrated edition is absolutely gorgeous. Also, this copy is signed. Yay!
From bloggers & bookswaps:
Thank you so much to Lucy for Wither, Cicely for Invisibility, and Debbie for Twinmaker! They all look so good. I’m going to try and get to all of them asap, as they look great.
So I came home from London and I was all “Yay, so many books this week, I’m not going to buy any more whatsoever.” THEN, THESE. they were on a sale for £1.99 each in my local supermarket, I couldn’t not…
Ta-da! Book haul for the week, over. *breathes out* Huge thank yous again to all of the lovely publicists behind the blogger’s event today, and to the lovely bloggers who swapped books with me! Leave a comment if you’ve read any of these- I would love to know what you thought of them (:
Wow! This is one amazing haul :). I’m very jealous of the event! I’ve just emailed HKB asking for an ARC for the first time so praying that I get approved – you got me intrigued when I met you at RHBB! Enjoy your books 🙂
My Showcase Sunday 🙂
haha! I hope you’re approved, I love Hot Key and they#’re really nice 🙂 Checking out your haul now!:D
I think everyone’s most excited about We Were Liars and has started it or finished it already!
I just finished it on Sunday! It was amazing. I hope you enjoy it! I saw you @ Hot Key towers but didn’t get to say hi 😦
I know 😦 We didn’t get a chance to talk properly!
(Also I think you may be logged in under your Dad’s account??)
Wow, there are so many good books being published.
And I’m glad the event was a success – but how did you get all the books home? 😉
Definitely! And, eh, my dad carried half of them ;D
Was great to see you! Lots and lots of awesome books. Hope you enjoy Twinmaker (so massive). And read Invisibility, because, Levithan 😀
you too!! 😀 And yep, I’m totally blaming you for the fact that I’m trying to hunt down all of his books. 😛
It was great meeting you! Hope you enjoy the books 🙂
You too, Nina! 😀