Week in Review: January 17

missprintweekreviewThis week on the blog you can check out:

This week I took Monday off to go to the launch party for Truthwitch and Passenger at Books of Wonder. I still feel very lucky to have read Truthwitch early but I admit that I was there mainly to see Alex Bracken and guest moderator Erin Bowman (author of Vengeance Road). I don’t want to sound braggy but it’s always really gratifying to get to meet authors you know from online and have them know you too–it sort of makes the idea of online friends feel a lot more viable and real.

Of course, I also got to hang out with Nicole who went to the event with me which is always a bonus. Before the event Nicole gave me my ALA surprises (hello signed ARC of Two Summers and an ARC of This Savage Song among others!!!!!) and we tried out City Bakery which is across the street from the store. I had milk chocolate cheesecake and hot chocolate with a homemade marshmallow. It was all very sweet and overpriced but tasty in the moment. I admit to being underwhelmed by the bakery’s decor.

After that it was back to the bookstore where we got the last two seats and met a really nice young woman named Katie who came all the way from Connecticut. Hearing the three authors talk about their books was fantastic and Nicole and I got in some prime milling time waiting for our turn to get books signed.

Now that my time on Popular Paperbacks is done I’ve also been trying to be diligent about reading the books I have at home. It’s hard to prioritize but I’m working on that and catching up with some reviews I have left on the back burner (read: unwritten).

This weekend finds me enjoying a mini stay-cation for my birthday week where maybe I will get in some more reading.

If you want to see how my month in reading is shaking out be sure to check out my January Reading Tracker.

How was your week?