This is about a gadget, canadians, water, Stephen Pastis, and my pants. Continue reading “That time I stuck the new Kobo Aura HD in my pants pocket. #BookFest”
A.S. King (asking for a link to her website? Right there).
One of the authors I did get to see at a booth was A.S. King who had just won a prize for her book. The Los Angeles Times Book Prize for 2012 in Young Adult Literature was awarded to her for Ask the Passengers which is on my to be read list. (As is pretty much all of western literature).
She was signing at the Mysterious Galaxy booth and there wasn’t a line and I got books signed. Continue reading “A.S. King @AS_King wins a book prize and I get my books signed #BookFest”
I very much enjoyed reading Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. My copies are not the movie tie in and I’m not really happy with the movie I’m sure my opinion would be different if I was attracted to the Cera like I am the Gosling. But I’m not.
Oh right I should explain the title of this post. I’ve been trying to get my Rachel Cohn books signed but so far I haven’t had any luck. This could be because she doesn’t actually exist (very unlikely) or that we’re both characters in some romantic comedy and we’re forbidden from meeting in the first act because when we do it will be very amusing and hilarity will ensue. Continue reading “Either Rachel Cohn doesn’t exist or I’m in some weird romcom with her? @rachelcohn #BookFest #Fail”
I’m about to reveal a secret about attending the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC that I found useful and sadly will probably forget next year. But this is something I learned the hard way, by being late to the first author panel I wanted to see which included Tim Federle and Stephan Pastis. (Apologies to Ellis Weiner, who was also on the panel but whose presence doesn’t add to my narrative)
TL; DR: Stephan Pastis has more fans but I like Tim Federle more so I can live with the choices that I made.
Continue reading “I was late but I still got a signature from Tim Federle @TimFederle #BookFest”
So … one of the first books I read on my Sony Reader was a book called High School Confidential and it was written by this guy Jeremy Iversen and it talks about his experiences at my high school.
This was after I graduated.
TL; DR: I attended the panel with Ned Vizzini and Chris Columbus at LATFOB and just missed out on the opportunity to get a copy of their new book, House of Secrets. Continue reading “House of Secrets Panel Ned Vizzini @ned_vizzini, Chris Columbus #BookFest”
I really should go to sleep. I don’t even know why I went to the gym tonight. Today was really tiring because it was like the book amusement park. The book theme park. No, I’m not going to call it the Disneyland of books because there was no admission. HA. YOU THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO BE CLICHE and I managed to avoid it.
So today is the first day of the 2013 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the annual big book event in Los Angeles where I’m surprised at how many people come around to look at book stuff and hear authors and what not. Los Angeles is not a big reading town. That’s one thing that I have noticed while traveling on the east coast…people with their noses in books (on mass transit and so forth). And not shallow glossy magazines. Books that sometimes impress me, the former bookseller and intellectual snob. Continue reading “LATFOB the #BookFest Day One”