Saturday, June 30, 2012
On a nice summer afternoon a few local Montreal book bloggers meet up
For the past month or so we have been trying to nail down a date, time and place that would work for everyone but sadly that didn't happen this time. It seemed like dates that were offered didn't work out for some and then finally we seemed to pick a date and that date was today, Saturday.
This time it was a really small turn out. There was only six of us and we met up at a St Huberts restaurant in the east end of the city. A few of us wanted to avoid going into down town Montreal because of the numerous construction happening on the highway and in various parts of the city as well as the fear of student protests.
Yes student protests are still happening due to the increase in the tutition fees. So please don't get me started on this.
Anyways your are probably wondering who came right? Well there was Tina/Bookshipper , Cindy B/Tynga's Reviews (minus her adorable little baby), Linda/Better With Books , Laura/Library of Clean Reads , Lucy/Moonlight Gleam's Bookshelf and myself.
It was a fun afternoon of exchanging books, talking about BEA, talking about what happened at ALA and a bunch of other unrelated book stuff. I love being able to get away for a few hours and hang out with my booking friends.
So here is the books I came home with:
Reasons to be Happy by Katrina Kittle
-a sample of marcell innovation gene youth day care cream & Olay Regenerist wrinkle Revolution complex
-Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh (this is book 2 coming out in August)
-Dare Me by Megan Abbott (this comes out in July)
-Survive by Alex Morel (this comes out in August)
Thank you Tina for the books and the samples
From Tynga (We did a book exchange)
-Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore (I was excited with Tynga offered me this because she has raved about this series)
-Illuminate by Aimee Agresti
-The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy (I read this when it came out in 2010 and I think I gave my copy away and I really wanted a copy to keep)
-Above by Leah Bobet
-Under Suspicion by Hannah Jayne
Thanks so much Tynga for doing a book exchange with me. I hope you enjoy the books I got for you.
Then finally from Lucy:
-This is not a test by Courtney Summers (this was a total surprise until I got Lucy's email early this morning. Thanks so much hun love it)
-Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Falon
-Evercrossed by Elizabeth Chandler ( I believe this is the first book in the series)
-The Wood Queen by Karen Mahoney (this is the second book in the series)
-blood and silver by James R. Tuck
Thanks so much Lucy for the books it was a total surprise. Love them.
It was so much fun seeing everyone again and hopefully we don't wait to long for the next meet up.
It was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon and being able to talk to others about books and stuff is so much fun.