Today (yesterday) was a big event down at the Glendale Americana…a signing event for Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters followed by a screening! I have a poster signed by Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Levin Rambin, Brandon Jackson and Douglas Smith. I of course didn’t think of a single relevant thing to say to them and didn’t take the opportunity to embarrass myself with exclamations of adoration or anything amusing to blog about. Nice people. I didn’t try to get them to sign the book… Of course if I could get Logan to sign anything… probably would be my DVD of Perks of Being a Wallflower.
And then afterwards was a 3-D screening of the new movie. I really enjoyed it. Not just because I saw it for free or because I was plied with complimentary popcorn and soda. The movie itself was enjoyable. Maybe it will only interest people who saw the first film; but I thought it was fairly fun. Continue reading “My Thumbs Up to Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters”
I may not post as much about the Summer of YA event that was held today at the Barnes & Noble in beautiful Glendale California. Basically it was a great opportunity to spend some time talking with a bunch of YA authors and I don’t know why you didn’t attend … assuming you didn’t of course. Some of you did attend like me, Alethea and Andrew Smith.
In preparation for today I finished Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff. Our protagonist is a teenage assassin who infiltrates lives and murders parents. I remember hearing about it when it first came out and I was intrigued by the premise, so I downloaded the sample in iBooks and I was pretty hooked.
Continue reading “Summer of YA: Allen Zadoff, author of Boy Nobody @allenzadoff”
Interrupting my anecdotes of #BookFest for a quick post about a surprise discovery I made tonight…I went to Barnes & Noble in Glendale tonight because they sent me a coupon which was about to expire. So I went in and bought LEGO. (Be glad I don’t blog about me and LEGO).
While I was there I noticed a display for House of Secrets and there was an autographed copy sticker on it. Continue reading “OH YOU’RE KIDDING ME: In which I discover @ned_vizzini has signed stock at BN Glendale AFTER I have purchased his new book”