This post follows The Story Sirens meme, In My Mailbox. Where everyone takes at turn to show what yummy books they've bought. I'm posting a little early because I may not be in on Sunday.
I hit borders this week and had quite a surprise, which I'll get to!
This is apparently the book that inspired the Disney movie, I decided this would be a good thing to read before I watched the movie.
Finally out in paperback! I've been so curious to read this book, now at last it is mine!
I have never heard of Skin Hunger, the second book Sacred Scars actually captured my attention. Then a I read about the first 5 pages, really good. Then that silver thing on the cover proclaiming it was a National Book Award Finalist and Holly Blacks praise sold me. (Lets be honest, Holly Black's recommendation alone would have sold me!)
The Cover sold me, I mean I read the back of the book, it was all the cover. Love at first sight.
The cover, agian, captured my attention. However, I did read the first pages and the book discription before making my purchase.
ONE BY ONE THEY GO MISSING.
AND IN THE LAKE A VOICE CRIES OUT:
"SAVE THEM . . . "It reminds me of a line from the Watchmen.
Now for my DI (Deseret Industry) books. DI is basically a thriftstore.
I've got book one and now book six. It's hardback for $2 it was worth it and it still had the new sticker on it!
So excited about this one! I've been afraid of buying this title for fear of not liking it, now I can finally try it.
Now for the fun part.
I've finally lost my author event (or is it book signing) virginity! Jessica Day George was at my local Borders store this Friday. I was so bummed out, because the sign proclaimed that she would be signing from 12-2pm, I work tell 4:30pm. The whole work day I just wanted to leave early, take the bad attendance and run. Alas I didn't bring any books for her to sign, dutifully I stuck it out. Then, after work, went to Borders for some comfort purchases. To my surprise when I walked in I noticed a chick sitting at a table and signing books! The Gods had smiled upon me, Jessica Day George was signing until 6pm! (I should take this time to state I apparently read the wrong signing times. ^_-) So I ended up buying all three of her Dragon books for her to sign. (I already have the first two, but heck it's my first signed books, my splurge is justified.)
So now I have her awesome (pink) signature in my books, with cool dragon stamp. George's signature is so cool looking, it makes me wonder what other author signature's look like.
Oh, and I got a cool book mark with a picture of George on it and all of her books. Which brings my attention to her other books. I had no idea that she had any other books, now I have to look into them.
So now that I've bragged to all of you about my great fortune. I'm going to find other people to bombard and shout the awesomeness that occurred on Friday. I'm sure my family is hoping my memory will fail and I'll stop ranting about it.
In between bragging, I can't wait to see what everyone else got!