Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Book Expo America 2012 - Day Two

Welcome to day two of my Book Expo recap (or as I like to call it The Day of the Never Ending Lines).

This is the day that tends to be the busiest. There are usually more people around and it makes it slightly crazy. It also happened to be the day that Chris Colfer was there.

To start the day while waiting to get into the exhibit hall the unveiling of the cover for Becca Fitzpatrick's Finale happened. To promote her signing and the unveiling Simon and Schuster had some hotties in black, low slung jeans and black angel feathers walking around. It provided a very nice distraction from sitting in line and the guys were sweet enough to pose for photos. The cover of Finale is actually really stunning and matches the rest of the series.

Cute right?! Simon and Schuster wins the award for best promotion. :)

As soon as I entered I did a quick browse to see what the publishers had going on in the booths and went to line up to meet Chris Colfer. This signing should have been ticketed and it should not have been in booth. The amount of people that showed up, and the unorganized milling around waiting to start an official line up created a blockage in the middle of a walkway. I think Little Brown did not expect the reaction or the amount of people that showed up. People were trying to line up at 9:00 AM for the 11:00 AM signing.

I manged to be one of the first 200 people that scrambled to get in line when Little Brown decided to create one. I was around the 40th person or so. Getting to meet Chris Colfer was worth all the craziness. He's super friendly, very sweet, and seems like a bubbly bundle of energy. I mentioned the breakfast he was part of earlier that morning and he seemed very gracious and humble for the compliments I gave. After he quickly signed my book, I manged to snap a photo and was rushed off. Whirlwind doesn't begin to describe the experience.

The second INSANE line of the day was the Harper Collins Teen Author signing. Bethany Griffin, Veronica Roth, Aprilynne Pike and Elizabeth Norris were all signing at the same time. The signing was at 1:00 pm, and people started lining up at 10:30. I rushed there after the Chris Colfer signing and was still pretty close to the front (I think I was like 40th or so). I was very excited to get to say hello to Bethany as our paths had not crossed yet. She's super nice, and I wish I would have had more time to talk with her. Veronica Roth is as awesome in person as you would expect!

The books from day two are

The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer (goodreads)
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (goodreads)
Entice by Jessica Shirvington (goodreads)
Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin (goodreads)
Insurgent by Veronica Roth (goodreads)
Destined by Aprilynne Pike (goodreads)
Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris (goodreads)
Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter (goodreads)
Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone (goodreads)
The Innocents by Lili Peloquin (goodreads)
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas (goodreads)
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes (goodreads)
Crewel by Ginnifer Albin (goodreads)
Altered by Jennifer Rush (goodreads)
Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter (goodreads)
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa (goodreads)

Chris Colfer's novel came in a cute box that included a note from Chris that is seriously "awwww" inducing. The cute tote bag that came with is something I intend to use this summer while trekking to my sister's pool.

Day three tomorrow. A more low key, relaxing day (which was nice!).


  1. OMG, what an amazing 2nd day! So many great books, hot shirtless guys and Chris Colfer! So cool it came in a box w/a note!! Thank you again for managing to snap a pic of him!! :D

  2. *wiggles eyebrows at the shirtless angels* Mmmm, hellooooo Patch twins. Yes. Yes, I most definitely approve of your entertainment while in line :D

    Oh for sure, there should have been more order with Chris... I mean, Glee is wildly popular, so of course there'd be tons of fans! I love that you managed to score a spot in both the Chris and Bethany lines... you crazy awesome Canadians are DEDICATED :D

    Awww! The note from Chris.... seriously, too adorable. I don't read many MG books, but I am so checking his out. AHHH Kathy, what an incredible two days so far! You've met so many amazing people and scored some hell hot ARCs! I'm so glad you had a blast :)

  3. You got some great books on day 2 and wasn't that line for both signings crazy? The unofficial line for Chris started early. I was a few people behind you (52) and it was crazy how they had us lined up.

    I was getting text from a friend who was in the harper collins line telling me to hurry up and get there. So I went right after Chris and once again I think I was behind you by a few people.

    It was fun and crazy at the same time.


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