Wednesday, 1 April 2015

First Class Post (81) & Monthly Recap

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First Class Post - because this post is first class!

First Class Post
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For review:
Reading Copies:
NetGalley:
    Birthday Pressie:
    Bought:
    Won from Hodder & Stoughton:
        Thank you to Catnip Books, Simon & Schuster Children's Books, Penguin Random House Children's Books, Faber & Faber, Allison & Busby, Quercus, GMC Distribution, Hodder Children's Books, Scholastic, Indigo, OUP, Rock the Boat, Constable & Robinson, Alma Classics, Buster Books, Walker Books, and Hodder Books for the review and reading copies.
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        Inspired by Faye of A Daydreamer's Thoughts's Weekly Recap, here is a recap of my posts over the last week, and anything else I found interesting.

        Reviews:

        Seraphina by Rachel Hartman Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

        Half Bad by Sally Green Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan True Face by Siobhan Curham Half Wild by Sally Green

        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum Me Being Me is Exactly as Insane as You Being You by Todd Hasak-Lowy Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz

        Other Posts
        Other News:

        On Tuesday 24th March, there was a Penguin blogger brunch being held at Foyles. I didn't go because of another event I was going to - see below, but I wasn't at work that day either. David Levithan, who was attending the event, had a look around the YA section, saw my Staff Picks for several of his novels, and asked to speak to me! As I wasn't there, he left me a note!

        David Levithan's note

        Ok, he wrote Joanna isntead of Joanne, but I'm still so happy! :D

        On Wednesday 25th March, I went to the Penguin event at Waterstones Piccadilly as saw David Levithan, Jennifer Niven & Sally Green! Brilliant event! David Levithan is such a fantastic performer - he actually sang one of Tiny Cooper's songs from Hold Me Closer with his editor! I went to the event with my colleague Chloe, and she told David I was the Joanne he left a note for, and he was all, "You are my favourite person in the universe!" Ahem! He signed about nine of my books! Lots of books were singed! :D Jennifer Niven was amazing, and I got all fangirly and emotional when speaking to her, and she seemed to get quite emotional hersel a few times throughout the event. But she is amazing and I love her! Not only did she sign my book, but she also asked me to sign her own copy - getting fans to write messages in her book - and requested a photo with me from her own phone, too! SO COOL!

        Me with David Levithan

        Signed book

        Me with Jennifer Niven

        signed book

        My smile isn't reaching my eyes in any of those photos, I know. I'm sorry, I was a bit nervous and awe-struck, and it made posing for photos difficult.

        Finally, you all need to go and see Cinderlla! That movie is amazing! So cute! With such a great message! And I loooove the cast! Just brilliant!

        2 comments:

        1. Firstly, you got so many books! Wow. And it is SO COOL about David Levithan! Really nice that he appreciated your recs enough to give you a note, and then to write that in your book! Was a truly amazing event, and his reenactment of that scene had me in stitches :-)

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          1. I know, SO MANY books! It's a bit mad. But so looking forward to reading them!

            Oh, I love that David Levithan wrote me a note, that's just amazing! Love him! And what he wrote in my book, just incredible! :D David Levithan when reading/perfoming is just the best! :)

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