Welcome to Showcase Sunday, hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea. The aim of this event is to showcase our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed form the libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders this week. For more information about how this feature works and to join in, click here.
I'm sure everyone has heard of the drama surrounding the blogger from The Story Siren, if not, because I really don't want to go into it, go here. Anyway, I have decided to take part in Showcase Sunday instead.
I know I have been neglecting my blog lately, but school has been killing me... not literally, of course ;) Yes, I may be only taking one class...but that class is Human Anatomy and Physiology...yeah, it's as tough as it sounds. One hour lectures 4 days a week and 2 hour labs once a week plus all the studying...it's like taking two different classes! Right know we are on the skeletal system, meaning I have to learn all 206 bones in the body plus every single process, bump, groove, and hole on each bone...and that's only for lab =/ Anyway, I'm sure you don't want to hear about A&P and the skeletal system (although you might find it interesting that we basically get a new skeleton every 10 years thanks to the breaking down and rebuilding of bone!), so here is what I got this week.
This first one I got for review from the author:
The Other Slipper by Kenechi Udogu
Sounds kinda fairy tale-ish...and I LOVE fairy tales! :D
And yesterday my family and I drove 3 hours to Seattle to buy:
The Last Echo (The Body Finder #3) by Kimberly Derting
Okay, I know you might be thinking that I'm crazy for driving 3 hours out of town just to buy a book. What, does my town not have any bookstores?? Actually, yes. Our town does have bookstores. But since nobody cool ever comes to our town, we had to drive to Seattle so I could meet Kimberly Derting at her launch party for the book!
|She signed my copy! Sure I have other books signed by authors, but those books were mailed to me...I actually got to SEE Kimberly sign MY BOOK!! :D|
It was my very 1st author signing event I have gone to, so I was super excited! Kim was awesome, very nice and really funny! And one thing that surprised me: she knew who I was! Just by my name! We have chatted a few times online...and oh my gods I could not believe she actually knew me! I nearly fainted right there!
Here is some other swag I got at the event:
|Why yes, Kimberly Derting is soooo cool she has her own nail polish for her book! I LOVE it! Have I told you that my favorite color is purple? Yes? Oh...just making sure ;)|
I had so much fun at the Launch Party, I know this wont be my last! And Kimberly was just awesome...I'm a big fan of hers!
Anyway, I gotta go finish painting my nails with my brand new The Last Echo nail polish!