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Saturday, October 16, 2010

IN MY MAILBOX + COMIC CON EXPERIENCE (October 16, 2010)

Credit goes to: The Story Siren for 'In My Mailbox' / Inspired by Alea from Pop Culture Junkie

For Review:
-A Life Revealed by Suzi Katz
-Rival by Sara Bennett Wealer

Special Thanks To: Lindsay from PR/PR and Harper Teen!

Books Bought:
-The Game by Monica Hughes
-Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) by Cassandra Clare

Other Goodies:
-Rising Shadow (The Soterians, Book #1) by Jacquelyn Wheeler
(Love the new cover - thank you Jackie for sending it to me!)

I'd love to hear what you got this week! :)

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Comic Con 2010 Experience

This year was my first time attending Comic Con. I'm not a comic book, video game or anime fan so I didn't really know what to expect. To my relief, there were great book publishers there so I was lucky enough to snag some ARC's and finished copies. I do prefer BEA 10x better due to the fact that it's Christmas for bookworms. Plus, Comic Con was so crowded you couldn't even walk, supposedly 80,000 people were there. Besides that, I had a fun time hanging out with Sherry from Flipping Pages for all Ages and her mom. I also ran into Larissa from Larissa's Bookish Life and Heather from Darkly Reading, it was great to see them in person. Below are the books and swag...


Me and Sherry..

Now, the highlight of Comic Con for me was getting the chance to meet the R&B singer, Ne-Yo. I love his music and voice so I tried to compose myself and not act like a stalker. With help from Stan Lee (creator of Spider Man) he is coming out with his own comic book, so that was pretty cool. My digital camera sucks, so luckily Sherry was able to take some pics of him close up...

Stan Lee & Ne-Yo

He signed a sampler of his comic book :)

Another element of Comic Con was getting to witness all the crazy costumes people were wearing. Below are pics of a few costumes that me and Sherry bumped into...

This dude freaked me out, I had to take a picture with him. Jeez, my mouth looks so big here haha.

Don't really know what he is supposed to be, but it looks cool!

Edward Scissorhands, love this look!

Also, last Tuesday I was lucky enough to attend a Macmillan event where they celebrated Alexandra Adornetto's release, Halo. I was so grateful to be invited to such an amazing event where I met the nicest people. I enjoyed hanging out with Rachel from The Book Muncher and Mitali from Alley of Books. It was truly surreal associating with Macmillan's team of creative and talented individuals. In addition, Alexandra was super cute and a delight to be around. I can't wait to see how the cover for the sequel Hades will look like. Hopefully our YA insight we gave the cover designer will come in handy, or not? ;)

22 comments:

Orchid said...

Awesome books, especially Clockwork Angel (I cannot wait to read this one) and Blood Thirsty. Short of the chrusing crowds, Comic Con looks like fun. ^_^

Misha1989 said...

Great books! I am dying to read The Iron Thorn. I am glad you had fun. It must be so nice to meet other bloggers.

Brent from The Naughty Book Kitties said...

Aww, I'm so glad you had such a fun time. :)

Blueicegal ♥ said...

omg stan lee and neyo!!! so envious glad you enjoyed yourself and got to see sherry :)

acasualreader said...

WOW...great book you got! Im ready to read Clockwork Angel! Looks like you had a great time.

brandileigh2003 said...

Happy Reading!! Here is my mailbox
Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

Danna said...

Great books! I went to a comic con three years in California and it was way fun! I hope I can go again soon...
-Danna

Jen (Makeshift Bookmark) said...

Not gonna lie Eleni, it kinda looks like that red thing is trying to cop a feel! I kid, I kid :) I'm glad you had such a good time, and if you're not the cutest thing, I don't know what is!!

Raíla said...

My Gosh. Your HC of Clockwork Angel is SO SHINY! Mine is a little, too, and it's the UK version, so. I just cannot wait to read it! Hope you enjoy all your books.

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

Wow! This looks like SO much fun!!! I've always wanted to go to ComicCon. You picked up some awesome reads too! I'll be interested to see what you think of The Iron Thorn =)

Melina said...

So cool. I love all the pictures. You look so pretty.

Tara said...

Sounds like you had an amazing book-filled week! Comic Con looks like it would be a lot of fun, and definitely a fun place to people watch. And NeYo...how awesome!!

Marie said...

I'm so jealous! I LOVE Ne-Yo!

Tori [Book Faery] said...

So sad I couldn't go to either :((((

Cialina said...

Wow. That is a FANTASTIC Edward Scissorhands costume. Very cool! Sounds like you had a blast at comic con :)

Sara said...

Yay! I'm so glad Harper came through with an ARC. Hope you enjoy RIVAL!

BrittLit said...

Great pics, glad you had a good time. Great books this week too. Rival looks especially good. Happy Reading!

vvb32 reads said...

thanks for sharing your super cool experience at the con. how fun!

Good Golly Miss Holly said...

I'm currently reading Clockwork Angel and it's going alright. I also can't wait to read RIVAL!

nikkibrandyberry said...

Wow that looks like so much fun! Great book selections as well! Happy reading! My IMM is here: http://nikkibrandyberry.wordpress.com/

Trillian said...

Fab books this week. Hope you enjoy them! My mailbox is here.

You can link historical fiction reviews on this weeks Read My Review

Candace said...

You got some great books! I loved Clockwork Angel! But it was great hearing about Comic Con and the MacMillan event. Sounds so fun! Those are some great pictures of costumes, I love 'em!

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