Weekend Wrap-up is where I share my new books, as well as what happened here at (un)Conventional Bookviews and elsewhere in the blogoshpere. I’m linking up with the usual suspects, AKA Team Tynga’s Reviews and Caffeinated Reviewer.
Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews is all about the latest additions to my library – virtual or actual, with books that are bought, borrowed, won or ARCs I will (probably) be reading soon. Without further ado, here’s what I added to my bloated shelves this past week:
Well, how do I say this? I picked up a huge pile of books at RT the first week of May, and only bought a hand full or two of those books. Here’s a picture of my complete haul… with a link to my Goodreads RT17 shelf 😉
The Sunday Post #136 – Weekend Wrap-up
Kim @ The Caffeinated Reviewer, is our hostess with the mostest for the weekly Sunday Post where I’m wrapping things up. It is the perfect opportunity to share what happened here on my own blog, as well as some of the happenings elsewhere in the Blogosphere.
I left Atlanta on Monday evening, and arrived in Geneva late Tuesday afternoon. Then, I worked on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I think my time at RT is what you want to hear about, though, right?
I had such a great time! I got to spend a lot of time with my blogger wife Brandee, and with Denise, who co-blogs with Brandee every now and then. Much fun was also had with Melanie of Hot Listens, as she also shared a room with us for the time she was in Atlanta.
The panels were a lot of fun, and I found some real gems when it comes to books. I think I’m the most excited about reading Sonali Dev’s books, as they seem really good, and she was such a sweet person, she took time to chat with everyone during the Kensington book sharing.
My favorite panel was the dual audio narration panel, where Kai and Wen explained how they do duet narration – which means that Kai reads the female POV chapters, while Wen reads the male POV chapters, but they actually act out the dialogs within the chapters. I can’t wait to listen to my first book narrated by them.
Anne Eliot took us to the neighboring hotel where the elevators were used for the Hunger Games movies – think where the one girl changed clothes in the glass elevator, and where they were beamed up into the arena afterwards. It was pretty cool to be on the 47th floor looking down, even if I’m afraid of heights.
I tried all the delicious southern foods I’ve read about, and that made me really happy. Brandee and I shared a mint julep while thinking of our favorite Mister, too… And I got to meet several of my favorite authors. I got completely tongue-tied when I asked Charlaine Harris for a picture, I was able to chat with Tiffany Reisz for a while, and I had brought Swiss chocolate for her. Kristen Ashley, Michelle Mankin, Tina Torrest, Jennie Marts, Anne Eliot and Avery Flynn were among the other highlights when it came to author meetings.
And then, of course, there were the bloggers! It is always amazing to meet other bloggers, with whom I could chat about books morning, noon and night. We never got tired of talking and laughing, and I really had a fantastic week. When can we do this again? (All my other pictures from Atlanta can be found both on Facebook and Instagram).
This Week’s Freddy in Action:
I missed him so much while I was gone! And I am pretty sure he missed me as well!
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I have not been on my own blog (nor on other blogs) these past two weeks, I’ve been too busy running around chatting with bloggers and authors in the real world, rather than hanging out with all of you here in the virtual world.
Did you get some good books last week? What have you been up to this past week? Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’re enjoying your weekend, and that next week will be filled with awesome!