Sunday, January 22, 2012

In My...Suitcase!

Just got back from ALA Midwinter!

Recap will be posted later, but here are the books :)

Here was the whole stack...about 70 books, way more than at BEA!
By far, my favorite publishers were Candlewick, Harcourt, and Macmillan. Their representatives were so friendly and knowledgeable. It was absolutely great to talk to them.

The Storm Makers - Jennifer E. Smith
Three Times Lucky - Sheila Turnage
When the Sea is Rising Red - Cat Hellison
Everneath - Brodi Ashton
Seraphina - Rachel Hartman
The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind - Meg Medina
Lucky Fools - Coert Voorhees
Long Lankin - Lindsey Barraclough
When You were Mine - Rebecca Serle
BZRK - Michael Grant
The Drowned Cities - Paolo Bacigalupi
Froi of the Exiles - Melina Marchetta

Sweet Evil - Wendy Higgins
For Darkness Shows the Stars - Diana Peterfreund
The Demon Catchers of Milan - Kat Beyer
Arise - Tara Hudson
Partials - Dan Wells
Struck - Jennifer Bosworth
Renegade Magic - Stephanie Burgis
After the Snow - S.D. Crockett
Shadow and Bone - Leigh Bardugo
Fracture - Megan Miranda
Switched - Amanda Hocking
Of Poseidon - Anna Banks
The Faerie Ring (hardcover) - Kiki Hamilton
Cinder - Marissa Meyer

Once - Anna Carey
Seeds of Rebellion (Beyonders, #2) - Brandon Mull
Every Other Day - Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Gilt - Katherine Longshore
Chronicles of Egg: Deadwater and Sunrise - Geoff Rodkey
Insignia - S.J. Kincaid
Belles - Jen Calonita
The Catastrophic History of You and Me - Jess Rothenberg
Waking Storms - Sarah Porter
Dust Girl - Sarah Zettel
The Book of Blood and Shadow - Robin Wasserman
The Hunt - Andrew Fukuda
Down the Mysterly River - Bill Willingham

Enchanted - Alethea Kontis
Wonder Show - Hannah Barnaby
The False Prince - Jennifer Nielsen
Grave Mercy - Robin LaFevers
Illuminate - Aimee Agresti
The Springsweet - Saundra Mitchell
Prairie Evers - Ellen Airgood
Monument 14 - Emmy Laybourne
Ripper - Amy Carol Reeves
The Story of Us - Deb Caletti
Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone - Kat Rosenfield
The Difference Between You and Me - Madeleine George
Losers in Space - John Barnes
The Gathering Storm - Robin Bridges
The Deserter - Peadar O Guilin

Kiss, Crush, Collide - Christina Meredith
Fear (Gone, #5) - Michael Grant
Pretty Crooked - Elisa Ludwig
Arcadia Awakens - Kai Meyer
A Confusion of Princes - Garth Nix
The Calling (Darkness Rising, #2) - Kelley Armstrong
Until I Die - Amy Plum
Faery Tales and Nightmares - Melissa Marr
The Sweetest Spell - Suzanne Selfors
Hemlock - Katherine Peacock
Such Wicked Intent (His Dark Endeavor, #2) - Kenneth Oppel
Storyhound -
Bitterblue (Seven Kingdoms, #3) - Kristin Cashore


In addition to nabbing great books, I also got to meet some great bloggers and Goodreaders as well! I had a great time with Lena from Addicted 2 Novels, Sasha from Sasha & Em: A Tale of Two Bookies, Michelle from Windowpane Memoirs, Jess from Gone with the Words, and lots of others :D But I spent the most amount of time with the lovely Christie at The Fiction Enthusiast, whom I've "known" on the blog circuit for a few years now, and my buddy Lyndsey from Strangemore (and Goodreads!) It was a BLAST.
BLOGGERS AND GOODREADERS: If you live anywhere near Anaheim, CA or Seattle, WA, you have *got* to make plans to attend the next ALA events! Annual will be held in the summer in Anaheim, and the next Midwinter meeting will be in Seattle. These are incredible events for all kinds of book lovers - librarians, bloggers, or readers. I saw several groups of kids affiliated with schools who were going around the exhibit hall as well. To me at least, ALA Midwinter was a much less hectic, more organized event. I highly recommend attending the next conferences if you live in the vicinity. And of course, there's always BEA '12 in NYC!!! So I'll see you all in New York!
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