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 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!