Monday, June 15, 2009

Canadian Blogger Meet 2 pictures!!

All right, so here is what everyone has been waiting for... Pictures!!

Admittedly, I didn't take as many pictures as I should... and I realized that I don't have a picture of me with only Kristie :( However, I still have some and they'll be nice memories :)

So first, Kritie's books room... or, as I like to call it, every romance reader's dream room :) Kristie has posted pictures of her books room in the past, but here are some updated ones :) Also, as a bonus, here you get a little video :)






Gorgeous, isn't it? I like to compare it with a wine cellar, except for books :) It's even better than a wine cellar when you think about it, because it's more colorful. Check out the miniature boat models in the first pic!

Here is part of Kristie's TBR pile that I helped her re-organized...


It's just too bad that I forgot to take the final result! Kristie, maybe you can take a pic of it! :) Also, what was fun in Kristie's books room is to find the duplicates! :) It was like playing "Memory"... you know the game where you'd have cards and have to remember where the pairs are? Well here, you would spot a book and be like, "Hmmm, where have I seen you before?" and there were quite a few duplicates :) The funniest was when we went to the UBS and Kristie bought To Have and To Hold by Patricia Gaffney... When she showed me, I was like, "Kristie, I think I just saw it yesterday..." LOL, she still bought it, just to be on the safe side :)

So when I went on the trip, I had a few pictures request by Ames and Cindy. First was the books room, so that's done. Second was the kitchen and I did take some, but then, Kristie went and did a post about it... so I won't post them again. I really like her kitchen (especially the blue) and quite frankly, anything is better than what she had before :) Cindy and Kristie had a discussion when viewing the pictures and I have to say, I was completely lost LOL :) Finally, the last request was Kristie's new kitten, Cali the Calico Cat or as Kristie likes to call her, the Destructo-Cat :)




I'm not really a pet lover and I'm allergic to cats... but Cali was a very cute kitten. Very playful and energetic :) I tried taking a pic of the two cats playing together, but didn't work very well ^_^;

So for the official Canadian Blogger Meet #2, I don't really have pictures. Cindy and Lea have a few and Lea did a post here. Still, I was able to snap one or two or four :) These were taken when we got back to Cindy's place...



So here we are, at the end of a great and memorable day...

LOL, these are nice pictures... but they aren't the ones you want, right? What you really want... is to know which books we bought, right? :) Well here it is...



Doesn't Cindy look like an author in that pic? :) So those are the books that Cindy got at the UBS, Chapters and through the book exchange. Here is Kristie's haul in Ancaster. She did score a few books in the London UBS, but LOL, of course, she didn't bring them to Cindy's. Overall though, Kristie was a very good girl :) Since she's going to the RWA, she limited herself...

LOL, quite frankly, I was very impressed at everyone's restraint - especially Lea and Mary. Everywhere I went, I just kept piling the books. Ames says I don't have much restraint... and that's true ^_^; Thing is, many books I found in Ontario were rare books to me, real gems! So I couldn't pass right? In addition, I think not buying books the month just before the trip just added to the impulse/binging. All right, all right... here they are:





The books in the first pictures are the ones I bought in Chapters. The second pic are the ones I got from Kristie, the 3rd pic - from Cindy. The 4th and 5th pics are books I got from the UBS, the first one in London and the second one, in Burlington. In total, I brought back 58 books... LOL, total score!!




So yeah, imagine fitting all those books in the suitcase ^_^; It wasn't easy!! And the last picture has all the books in it :)

A very fruitful trip :)

And there you have it, all the pics...

22 comments:

  1. Ok Nath
    I'm totally impressed. That pile of books is bigger than you are LOL!

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  2. Holy cow! 58 books! You make me look sooo good! I just told Bob - I have never come home with 58 books, LOL!! So thanks!

    I am sooo jealous of Kristie's book store... errr book room.

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  3. *lights cigarette*

    Thanks for the Book Porn! :-)

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  4. Nath, thanks for the pics and the video. It was great to hear your and Kristie's voices. I really like your "Ohhhhhhh" in the video. *g* And Kristie's book room - fabulous. I'm jealous.

    Now your pile of books...LOLOL! Are you sure you didn't need a second suitcase for them? ;) Anyway, good for you! And yeah, I'm jealous again. *g*

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  5. DOH:

    I didn't know you bought that many!!!

    This post is a book addicts paradise. :)

    Thank you for the Kristie library tour - I am in awe.

    Awesome post Nath, thank you.

    L

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  6. OMG! Kristie has a BOOK STORE! LOLOL! I'm so jealous... I only have three measly book cases that I have to keep cleaning up (I have to give away my books to make space) :( It's TOUGH deciding what to keep and what to give away let me tell ya.(The miseries of apartment living)

    But, nath! 58 books! You lucky girl... I see you came home with some treasures. Enjoy, enjoy!

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  7. What I wouldn't give to spend a few hours (OK, days) in Kristie's book room! If only to get my Old School Romance Love fix :-)

    Out of your haul Nath I saw Connor's Way by Laura Lee Guhrke - which is very hard to find (at least in the states) and I know it's one of Kristie's faves. Alas, my copy is still in the TBR. Also, I LOVED Bad Moon Rising by Katherine Sutcliffe. LOVED IT! She's retired from writing now, which is a massive shame, because I really enjoyed her romantic suspense titles.

    And I have come home with 58 books before! Usually when a UBS is having a going out of business sale. I can't help myself. I have to rescue the Harlequins....

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  8. What a great haul, nath!

    I see you got both old (Lord Ruin) and new (My Forbidden Desire) Carolyn Jewel. Lucky girl.

    Thanks for the pics and video. I loved seeing Kristie's room!

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  9. 58 books to pack home? That's my kind of shopping! I would be so giddy and anxious to return home to read the books. hehe!

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  10. Mary G - LOL, no it's not :P Close though...

    Lori - Glad I could help you out :) Ain't Bob just happy to have you LOL :)

    LOL,Kristie's book room is just so awesome :P and with the multiple copies, it could pass off for a bookstore... but then, it's more of a collection :)

    Seton - LOL, you're welcome :) Any wet dreams? :P

    Taja - LOL, it's just something when you get in. I mean, most of us have a lot of books... but we don't have enough place to display it!

    Nope, didn't need a second suitcase... and everything would have fit perfectly if I didn't buy two pairs of shoes (me and my sis).

    Lea - Kay, gotta ask, what does DOH stand for?

    LOL, they were upstairs in the guest room :) LOL :)Was too embarrassed to show them off, especially given the amount you and Mary bought.

    Hilcia - LOL :) You're good, being to weed it out. I can't, I try... but seriously.

    Wendy - LOL :) She does have so many books!! and everywhere as well throughout the house!

    The only reason I know Ms Guhrke has written a book named Connor's Way is because Kristie has mentioned somewhere that it was her favorite book. I was going to borrow her copy, but then she had a duplicate... so lucky me :P

    LOL, thank you Wendy! You make me feel so much better LOL :)

    Renee - I know, Renee! I'm quite proud of myself!

    Yep, Rosie just made me discover Carolyn Jewel, so I took advantage of my trip :)

    Tabitha - LOL, I know!! I was so worried on my way home that they would lose my suitcase ^_^;

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  11. I am in awe!!! I normally squeeze quite a few books into my suitcase when on hols, but you beat me hands down.

    Love the pics - thanks for posting!

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  12. Love Kristie's book cellar. Gives me some ideas...

    Thanks for sharing the great pics. You all look like you had a great time. :)

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  13. Nath is crafty. I had no idea she had 58 books. That would explain Bob's look of sheer terror when he went to lift her suitcase. And yes, she made them all fit!

    I love the picture of Cali and Zina - Cali is like 'I'm the Queen of Books!' and Zina all 'Like whatever'.

    And was that Kristie's new couch in the TBR picture?

    CindyS

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  14. I didn't realize you had taken so much video *g*. And I loved your moan of delight when you walked in. I knew you had gotten quite a few - but I didn't know you had got that many!! And to think - you walked around carrying that many books. You're strong for a little one ;-)

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  15. Li - LOL, I have a lot of experience packing. You know when they say light traveler? That is so NOT me LOL :P It's always a headache when it comes time to go home... and you know what? I like it :)

    Leslie - Do you have a book room? Or do you plan to have one? :P

    and yes, I definitively had a great time :)

    Cindy - LOL, I only counted them when I got home. I didn't want to scare myself or anyone :P and LOL, yes, that would be why Bob thought my suitcase was a little heavy LOL :)

    Ames said Cali and Zina looked like gladiators circling the ring :) and they kind of look like it too :P

    Yep, that's the new couch in the TBR pic.

    Kristie - LOL, anticipation! It's like "Tada!"

    I know! Me neither! I mean, you put them in a pile and you don't really count right? :P

    And like I told everyone, I just have lots of experience when it comes to carrying books :P

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  16. Oh wow!! First off Kristie, you have the most awesome book collection!!! Holy Cow, I could spend weeks in that room and be in paradise.

    Secondly, I love seeing the pictures of your book haul!! I see many of my favorites: Lucky's Lady, Bad Moon Rising and books I have been wanting to read: How to Score, Daring Time...

    How fun and thanks for sharing with me!

    Now the only question remains: What will you read next?!

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  17. How cool are these pictures?!! Again, so exciting that you all got to spend time together - and more than a few hours.

    Kristie's book room is amazing! I could spend hours in there. :)

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  18. Jill - Isn't it awesome? My parents have offered me to take the basement... after seeing Kristie's room, I'm thinking about it :D

    I don't know what I'll be reading next ^_^;

    Tracy - Very cool LOL :)

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  19. Nath, That's cool. Sounds like your parents are pretty supportive of your reading habits, LOL! That would be awesome if you got the basement. I live in Florida and we don't have basements. So jealous! I am working on my reread challenge for this month. It's a Jayne Anne Krentz.

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  21. Nath! I love the pictures!!! Wow Kristie has some room! I completely green with envy!! Ugh, I wish I had a basement to doll up and make my library. But I think my husband knows I'd probably never leave, lol!

    BTW, sorry about the last comment that I deleted. My hubby had been updating his softball league blog, and it wasn't until I posted that I realized I was still signed in as him, lol.

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  22. Jill - Right, you're re-reading Trust Me right? :)

    Well, they are kind of supportive. They'd like for me to stop buying books or at least, buy less... and I don't like how my mom eyes my books when she's annoyed at me LOL. However, I am running out of place and they figure my room would be cleaner if I took the books downstairs.

    Sucks that you don't have a basement!!

    Barbara - Kristie sure has a nice room!! Isn't it awesome? It would be heaven, right? :)

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