It has been a book-filled month! I know what you are thinking well this is a book blog so shouldn’t all months be book months. Why yes but I wanted to share some details with you. As some of you might know I work for Blue Willow Bookshop in Houston and I have been spending more time there than I normally do. Earlier this month they sent me to Chicago for a class pertaining to the website and while I was there I went to visit Cloud Gate “the bean” at Millennium Park which of course made me think of Divergent.
Blue Willow Bookshop also hosted an event for Richard Paul Evans who wrote Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 which has a huge following by middle grade boys. While I was there for the event, I picked up Michael Vey, OyMG by Amy Dominy which I have read a while ago and loved, and Torn by Erica O'Rourke who I have chatted with on twitter and not only is the cover gorgeous but the synopsis sounds amazing! I’m really looking forward to the following events for the end of this month at Blue Willow Bookshop: Tom Angleberger, Jennifer Close and Courtney Sullivan.
Friday I did something I thought I would never do. Yes I purchased an e-reader (sigh) I’m such a diehard fan for the real book but some publishers are going e-galley or electronic advance readers copy so if I want to review books before they are published I have to read them as an e-book. When ever I read books on my computer it really hurts my eyes and I get easily distracted so I just wait until the book comes out. Well Friday I went to Borders and there it was the Kobo for 59 dollars. I knew that someday I would give in and get an ereader but I couldn’t justify spending money on one until I saw it at practically 50 dollars and if I really wanted to buy an ebook which I don’t see happening I could get it from Blue Willow Bookshop.
Saturday I met up with book bloggers Christen and Sarah for lunch at La Madeleine and then we went to local indie bookshop Murder by the Book for the Rosemary Clement-Moore event. Rosemary is promoting Texas Gothic and has written The Splendor Falls and the Maggie Quinn: Girl vs Evil Series.
More pictures here: Rosemary Clement-Moore Photos
After the event Christen mentioned cupcakes so we hoped over to my favorite cupcake place in Houston Celebrity Cupcakes for yummy treats. I had the coconut cupcake and a mini chocolate. Then I don’t know who mentioned Borders so we headed there. I had already shopped but since they were in the area it felt like the thing to do. I mean, those poor YA books that would soon be homeless if no one bought them and took them to a book loving home! I just couldn't bare the thought of that happening. Here are pictures of cupcakes, more cupcakes and Sarah and Christen with their books! I only picked up 3 clearance books for future giveaways.