Hey everyone! I hope you’re all having a great Friday! I’ve never done an event recap before (I’m terribly behind on posting about the last event I went to..) so bear with me, please!
Last night, the awesome Fierce Reads tour stopped at my local New Jersey Barnes & Noble! I was so excited, because big book tours like this never come close to me. Usually, they stop in NYC – Which I can still get to, but it’s a little more difficult. So, of course, as soon as I heard about the event, I decided to go!
At first, they were going to seat us upstairs – my Barnes & Noble has a HUGE upstairs event area. But we had a smaller crowd, so they moved us downstairs to a smaller space. It was still a great turn-out, and we had an awesome audience with fantastic questions! Once the Fierce Reads authors were seated and introduced, they went right into answering questions!
*From left, Leila Sales, S.A. Bodeen, Alexandra Coutts and Marissa Meyer*
Sadly, I was not coordinated enough to record the answers to the questions, but I can tell you a number of the questions were about each author’s current books, writing inspiration, character inspiration and future projects. They were really great about answering the questions they COULD answer (Some of them had projects they couldn’t discuss, or weren’t working on anything major at the moment).
During the question and answer period, Leila had a mixed CD that she offered up for the first person to ask a question. Nicole @ Paperback Princess was the lucky winner of that CD! Later on in the signing, Alexandra offered up a Tumble & Fall tote bag to the first person to answer the question (paraphrased), What would you do if you only had a couple of days left on earth? And guess who the first person to answer that question was? You guessed it – Me! I said I would read as many books as I possibly could! Everyone got a kick out of that! Here’s the adorable tote bag:
And then came the signing!!! The signing was a little bit hectic and crazy – At least, it was for me! I had so, so many books to get signed and I felt really bad for taking up their time – especially poor Marissa! I had her sign FOUR books! She was so sweet about it, though, and she was so fun to talk to!
After getting my books signed by Marissa, I snagged these awesome pins and this cool Lunar Chronicles bookmark:
After the signing, I went to look at books with two awesome bloggers I met – Nicole @ Paperback Princess and Sophia @ [YA] Between the Lines.
After about twenty minutes, we made our way back to the front of the store. Almost everyone had left at that point. The authors had signed a ton of stock were saying their goodbye’s to the last few people hanging around. I managed to snag pictures with them at that point!
All in all, the night was amazing! I got some books signed for a friend, and a bookmark signed for another friend. I also snagged this really cool Fierce Reads poster!
And guess what?? I have goodies for you guys, too! One lucky winner will get all of this:
*A Fierce Reads poster and bookmark, a This Song Will Save Your Life bookmark, an I Heart Iko pin and a SIGNED copy of Cinder by Marissa Meyer!*
So who’s ready for the giveaway?!?
-Giveaway is US/Canada only
-Winner has 48 hours to respond. If winner does not respond, a new winner will be selected.
-You must be 13 or older to enter OR have your parents’ permission.
-I am not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items. Once it’s in the mail, I have no control and, sadly, cannot re-ship anything.
-I reserve the right to change any rules as I see fit for each individual giveaway
*The above giveaway rules were borrowed and modified from Jessica @ Just a Book Lover.
With that being said, I wish you luck! May the odds be ever in your favor!
I’m número uno and what?! Woot woot! I’m so happy you went and I’m still jealous you got to meet Marissa Meyer!!! Glad you had a great time though hehe.
When I was a kid my favorite fairy tale used to be Ariel because I wanted to have fins and swim in the water like her. But now my fave is Belle because she loves books lol.
It was so much fun!!! I’m so glad I went!!
Oohhh, yess! I was a HUGE Ariel fan when I was younger! I loved to swim, so I was always waiting to grow a flipper! Haha :) Belle is awesome for that! Nice choices!!
I’m jealous! But I’m so glad you had fun.
My favorite is probably Beauty and the Beast. It’s so hard to decide though!
Whoops. Forgot to mention why!
I don’t really know, but I guess it’s just that I’ve always loved the story, and Belle has always connected with me.
Oohh, nice choice!
To one of my favorite girls, what an awesome giveaway!!! And I’m super jealous of the awesome event you got to go to. Gosh, hard question though. I would say it’s between The Little Mermaid (Broadway version because it’s the most girl power of the versions) and Beauty and the Beast (I mean Belle is a reader and loves bookstores, what more could we want in a heroine??). *huggles*
Awwww!!! <33333 You’re too sweet!!!! I LOVED The Little Mermaid! I loved to swim, so I kept hoping I’d sprout a tail! Haha :)
My favorite fairy tale was always the Disney version of Beauty and the Beast. I always wanted to be Belle so that I could have access to the Beast’s library.
Ooohhh, nice one! Agreed!
My favorite has always been Cinderella because I could relate to her a lot when I was younger and dreamed of my own fairy godmother
Awwww, yeah, a fairy godmother would have been awesome! Nice choice!
Looks like you had a lot of fun! Sadly I was not able to attend but there is always another chance in the future. I have yet to attend a book event so hopefully I will be able to at one point. :-)
Truthfully, I cannot think of my favorite fairy tale. I enjoyed watching the Disney version of classic fairy tales but it is not something I adored as a child. I was not into pretending to be a princess but rather playing with puzzles, haha.
I’m so sad you couldn’t make it!! One of these days, we’ll meet up at that B&N!
Haha, totally get that! Puzzles were so much fun!!
Jealous! What a signing! Thanks for offering to share the loot!
It was pretty epic!! :)
Puss N Boots – it’s the cat thing :)
Oooh, nice! :)
Loved Cinderella growing up! :)
Great choice! :)
Beauty and the Beast! The library. Enough said, yes? Oh, and you look so cute in your pictures! Thanks for the giveaway. :]
Yess, that library is amazing!
When I was a kid I honestly didn’t much care for fairy tales, but now I love them (though sometimes I like to point out the obvious faults in their logic ;P)I think my favorite now would either be Alice in Wonderland or Little Red Riding Hood :)
So glad you could go to the signing and that you had a great time!! It sounds awesome!! You got so many awesome books and such and I’m so jealous!! Hope you enjoy all the books! Thanks for the giveaway! <3
Alice in Wonderland!!! Very awesome! I’m obsessed with Alice in Wonderland lately. I’ve always loved it, but Splintered reminded me just how much I loved it!
My fav fairytale is 12 Dancing Princesses. It isnt all that popular but i loved it growing up.
I think you did an excellant job recapping. Wish i could have gone.
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I haven’t heard of that one. I’ll definitely look it up! It sounds interesting! :)
My favorite is Snow White. I think it is because of the Disney movie with all the animals coming to her. And the dwarves of course!
Oohh, good one! Yeah, I loved the animals too! :)
My favorite fairy-tale when I was younger was Cinderella I had on VHS.
Good one! I loved Cinderella, too :)
Rapunzel, which is why I can’t wait for Cress :)
Cress looks so, so good! I can’t wait to read it!!
This is a great post! How exciting to meet all those authors!
So my favorite fairytale is Beauty & the Beast. I love the Disney movie and it gives a great message to kids!
It was so much fun!! :)
It really does! I definitely agree with that!
“Beauty and the Beast” Belle didn’t care what the beast look like, she treated him just like any other human being.
Love it! Great pick :)
What a question!!!!! Meredith idk if it’s fair to ask a girl what her fave fairy tale is :/ I loved Little Mermaid when I was younger, to the point that my mom had to buy the tape 3x bc I wore it out lol But it’s between that & Alice in Wonderland
My favorite fairytale is probably Rapunzel, especially after I read The Burning Sky. ;D
Ooohhh, The Burning Sky has Rapunzel in it?? I might need to read it now..
I love, love, love The Little Mermaid. Her hair was amazing. Red. And because of that, I first dyed my hair red. I love red hair. :) Also, The Lion King, I’m still suffering from Mufasa’s death. :'(
She was definitely my favorite too!
My favorite fairy tale would have to be Beauty and the Beast. The setting of the movie, and the fact that Belle loves reading really helps me like it.
Very true! Awesome choice!
Mine would have to be Cinderella.:) The whole nicely dressed up dress to wear to a ball and shoes she was scrubbing floors then got to go to this ball I use to clean so getting to dress up like Cinderella for one day would be awesome just saying. Although when I got married nearly three years ago this coming Dec 15 I felt like a princess in a nice formal dress that I got online second hand and a crown never worn but got online cheap and my daughter’s bestfriend did my hair and makeup and I was like omg I feel like a princess and I did with not the big cost that a wedding could cost and I had it in my home with Christmas/wedding deco everywhere Christmas is my fav time of year so yes I did feel like a princess one day but not will all the sparkly stuff:))
Awww, awesome answer and awesome choice! :)
Favorite fairytale is Cinderella. :D
My favourite fairy story is probably Ariel. It’s dark and it’s light and, like life, doesn’t always have a happy ending (at least in some versions of the story)
Love it! She was one of my favorites too!
My favorite fairy tale has to be Rapunzel. I remember my mother reading it to me when I was younger in a book full of fairy tales. I loved the whole story of the wife so desperate for Rapunzel, he went to get it from the witch’s backyard and of course everyone knows what happens after that :) thank you for the giveaway!
lol I meant the husband was so desperate to please his wife, he stole the Rapunzel from the witch’s backyard**..wow that post didn’t make sense anyways..
Hah, no worries! I get what you’re saying! :)
My favorite is Alice In Wonderland and i loved the Splintered books twist on this tale but I was ver impressed with how Cinder made such an old classic modern
The Princess and the pea because sometimes it just takes a bit of time to get comfortable in your bed :)
What an awesome event to attend.
For my favorite fairytale, I would have to go with the Disney versions, because the original fairytales usually result in some form of tragedy. When I was a kid, I loved The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, so I think those two would tie as my favorites.
Ooohh, great choices! I love The Little Mermaid, too!
I love Alice In Wonderland because I love all the colors an how it takes your imagination to a different place. An the Mad Hatter is such a wonderful character :)
Agreed! Alice in Wonderland has been, like, an obsession for me lately!
Mine would have to be Cinderella, I love a rags to riches story!
Great choice! I loved her glass slippers :)
You’re so lucky you got to go! I live no where near a big city, so I can’t go to a lot of events.
I’m sorry, that sucks :( I live close to NYC but can’t often go to NYC events, so I know what you mean. I feel so lucky when I DO get to events.
Also, my favorite fairy tale is Rapunzel, I liked the fact that she had long hair. ;)
I was fascinated with long hair when I was younger, so I get that!