Monday, May 29, 2017

Event Recap: Jenny Han Signing

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Two weeks ago Jenny Han came to Vancouver as part of her Always and Forever Lara Jean book tour. I was fortunate enough to have gotten to meet her!
Waiting for Jenny Han~I arrived about two hours before the signing and the first row of the seats was already filled up. I hadn't eaten at that point so I went to grab a quick dinner. When I made it back, I was able to snatch a seat in the fourth row. Talk about popular! When it was almost time for Jenny Han to come out, all the seats were filled and a ton of people were standing around the area.

Jenny Han in Vancouver!
(We were asked for our receipt since we needed to have purchased a copy of Always and Forever Lara Jean to be eligible for the signing. I just wanted to point out that the event details didn't say anything about this. While this didn't affect me since I had a copy of my receipt on my phone, it did cause panic with the girls who were sitting beside me. Thankfully most people were able to find their proof of purchase(?) so the event started without a hitch!)
We look happy but not sure what we were talking about lol...
Jenny Han was introduced and she talked a bit about her book and the stops she's made on her book tour. Then she answered some questions from the audience and the signing started shortly after that. Omg it was so nerve-wrecking waiting for my turn. I had no idea what I was going to say to her. I have no idea what I said but I'm pretty sure I blubbered my way through haha. I also gave her a small box of timbits as a treat. I heard she loves cookies so I figured timbits are sort of the Canadian equivalent. She was super nice!
Jenny Han and I <3
Jenny Han is lovely and it was so nice to meet her <3

Big thank you to the staff at Chapters Metrotown who did a great job at managing the signing and taking photos for the fans!!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #146

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews that lets us share what we've added to our shelves.

I got some beautiful bookmail~ Thank you so much to Tabby, Jenna-Lynne's assistant for sending me a copy of Blue Tide. We had to work through a ton of logistics but it arrived! I've actually already read and really enjoyed it <3 Look for my review next week ;) Thank you to Thomas Allen & Son for 180 Seconds. A long time ago I read an ecopy of Jessica Park's Left Drowning and I really loved it (I even want to reread it!)- can't wait to read more of her works :D

Ripple's fierce haul!

Thank you HBG Canada for these awesome titles! That finished copy of The Unlikelies is gorgeous as hell <3
Pickles's giddy haul~

What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, May 26, 2017

Review: The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick

The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda QuickThe Girl Who Knew Too Much
by Amanda Quick
May 9, 2017
352 pages

Goodreads Summary:
Amanda Quick, the bestselling author of ’Til Death Do Us Part, transports readers to 1930s California, where glamour and seduction spawn a multitude of sins…

When Hollywood moguls and stars want privacy, they head to an idyllic small town on the coast, where the exclusive Burning Cove Hotel caters to their every need. It’s where reporter Irene Glasson finds herself staring down at a beautiful actress at the bottom of a pool…

The dead woman had a red-hot secret about up-and-coming leading man Nick Tremayne, a scoop that Irene couldn’t resist—especially since she’s just a rookie at a third-rate gossip rag. But now Irene’s investigation into the drowning threatens to tear down the wall of illusion that is so deftly built around the famous actor, and there are powerful men willing to do anything to protect their investment.

Seeking the truth, Irene finds herself drawn to a master of deception. Oliver Ward was once a world-famous magician—until he was mysteriously injured during his last performance. Now the owner of the Burning Cove Hotel, he can’t let scandal threaten his livelihood, even if it means trusting Irene, a woman who seems to have appeared in Los Angeles out of nowhere four months ago…

With Oliver’s help, Irene soon learns that the glamorous paradise of Burning Cove hides dark and dangerous secrets. And that the past—always just out of sight—could drag them both under…

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

WoW #150: I See London, I See France (I See London, I See France #1) by Sarah Mlynowski

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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted every week by Breaking the Spine which lets us showcase an upcoming release we are excited about! 

I See London, I See France by Sarah MlynowskiI See London, I See France
(I See London, I See France #1)
by Sarah Mlynowski
July 11, 2017
336 pages

Goodreads Summary:
I see London, I see France
I see Sydney’s underpants.

Nineteen-year-old Sydney has the perfect summer mapped out. She’s spending the next four and half weeks travelling through Europe with her childhood best friend Leela. Their plans include Eiffel-Tower-Selfies, eating cocco gelato, and making out with très hot strangers. Her plans do not include Leela’s cheating ex-boyfriend showing up on the flight to London, falling for the cheating ex-boyfriend’s très-hot friend, monitoring her mother’s spiraling mental health via texts, or feeling like the rope in a friendship tug of war.

In this hilarious and unforgettable adventure, New York Times bestselling author Sarah Mlynowski tells the story of a girl learning to navigate secret romances, thorny relationships, and the London Tube. As Sydney zigzags through Amsterdam, Switzerland, Italy and France, she must learn when to hold on, when to keep moving, and when to jump into the Riviera….wearing only her polka dot underpants.

A travelling book! It sounds like so much fun!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Release Day Blitz - Giveaway: The Last Star (The 5th Wave #3) by Rick Yancey

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Hey everyone! Today we're here to celebrate the release of the final book, The Last Star, in The 5th Wave trilogy. Here's a little bit about the book and keep going to learn more about the previous books and enter to win a set!

The Last Star by Rick YanceyThe Last Star
(The 5th Wave #3)
by Rick Yancey
May 23, 2017
368 pages

Goodreads Summary:
The enemy is Other. The enemy is us.

They’re down here, they’re up there, they’re nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us.

But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others, and now by ourselves.

In these last days, Earth’s remaining survivors will need to decide what’s more important: saving themselves…or saving what makes us human.

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