March 2, 2014

Rewind & Review #8

This has been a fun week!  I found my dress for prom (and it's gorgeous), I worked on my fanfiction, and I went to Elizabeth Eulberg's event in Winnetka!

Elizabeth's event was amazing.  It was small and intimate.  Everyone asked good questions, and she is absolutely hilarious.  I was the first one to ask her a question (brave me!), and it was one Summer at Blue Sky Bookshelf wanted me to ask.  Since she gave me three options, I chose to ask Summer's question of "Who did you [Elizabeth] connect with more: Levi or Macallan?"  Elizabeth said Macallan, mainly because she's a girl so it was easier to write her.  But then she told us this fun story about her loud upstairs neighbor who helped her get into a guy's voice for Levi.  If y'all remember my interview with Elizabeth from last Friday, she told how she came up with Macallan's name.  I asked her if she was ever inspired at other events like she was then.  She said she hadn't had any big moments, but then she talked about how writers observe everything and could potentially use anything they see in a book (hi, people at co-op who know I do this).

We had to go for Culver's for dinner - it's such a large part of Better off Friends.

Books I Received

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Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong (snagged the ARC at RBTL since Kelley is going on the spring Dark Days tour with Kiera Cass and Danielle Paige!)
Knightley & Son by Rohan Gavin (Got this one from RBTL, too.  It's MG, so we'll see what I think.)

Books I Bought
The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg

Books I Read
Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (reread)
Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughen
Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi (reread)
It was a crazy busy week, so I didn't read a lot.  Hopefully I'll have more time since I'm on spring break from my psychology class next week.

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  1. Book signings are awesome. The one you went to sounds like lots of fun!

    How was Lady Thief? As good as Scarlet? Better? Worse?

    1. As good as Scarlet. I read a good majority of it in the car, though; otherwise, I would've been throwing it at walls.

    2. Great! I look forward to reading it, then.

  2. That's so cool! Culver's is my favorite but they don't have one anywhere near where I live. :(

    I would love to hear/see more of your prom dress!

    1. I'm not really sharing pictures of it or talking about it, but if you follow me on Twitter I shared one little sneak peek of it and I'll post a full shot when it's time for prom. :)

  3. Love book signings, even though I've only been to one, lol. The Lonely Hearts Club looks interesting, I'm definitely going to have to check it out!

  4. Ooh, that's awesome that you got to go to Elizabeth Eulberg's event! And that you had fun! Better Off Friends was GOOD! :) Did you like Across a Star-Swept Sea? That book has been on my TBR pile! :)

    1. Across a Star-Swept Sea was great! I liked it MUCH better than For Darkness Shows the Stars.

  5. It's so cool that you got to meet her! Better Off Friends is on my TBR list, it sounds really good! I'm also really curious about Knightley and Son (I love a good mystery.)
    I really enjoyed Across a Star-Swept Sea, I hope you did too! :)

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

    1. Across a Star-Swept Sea was lovely, much better than For Darkness Shows the Stars.


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