Tuesday, May 04, 2010

RT 2010: Haul... Spoils... Loot...

I'm not done with the recaps of RT and I'm going to continue writing them in the next few days... However, many have asked what I brought back home from this trip :) I figure you don't want to wait till the end to know, so I'm going to write a separate post :D

Not surprisingly, most of my suitcases was filled with books :) What is surprising though is that I didn't have much difficulty to pack them... it fit really well in 2 suitcases and I still had space to spare :) Okay, so here we go :P

Remember, the first night, I went to Borders? Well I went back to the bookstore on Sunday night with Kristie and Mollie. The second time around though, I was a better girl... Or more like, the books I wanted weren't there ^_^;



Here are the books I got from both signings :D Not bad right? I mean, I did go crazy, but not too crazy... if that makes sense.


Free books...



There were a few more books that I got, but exchanged or gave away, either because I already had them or I wouldn't read them... So the count was higher, but it didn't make sense to me to bring them home.

My absolute score though is the following...


I mean, seriously, getting this book just made me so happy and giddy!!  It was actually in Kristie's bag at the Street Party, but I immediately beg for it, LOL, knowing that Kristie didn't read this author. Then, I kept it in my purse the whole time till I got home. I haven't started reading it though because I need to decompress and relax so I can enjoy it to the max :P

Oh, as books go, I have a couple more that I got from Jill such as the new Julie James - Something About You, Gentlemen Prefer Succubi by Jill Myles and Provocative in Pearls by Madeline Hunter. I got the chance to get Something About You signed as well :D  In addition, I brought my tattered copies of Warprize and Warlord to be signed by Elizabeth Vaughan... and it's lucky for me too, since she only had Dagger Star and White Star at the signing.

In addition of books, well there was a lot of swag as well :P Authors can be very imaginative when it comes to promoting their books ;)


I mean, whatever you can think of, you name it :D My favorite though is this...



I got it from Laura Bickle when I got Embers at the signing :)

And voila...

12 comments:

  1. Great haul!! From your posts, it seems like you had an absolutely fantastic time. So happy for you!

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  2. Thanks for not letting us wait to see your loot! I absolutely agree, Waking the Witch is the best score of your loot. I'm so glad you were able to get a copy of the book from Kristie -- solves your problem of getting the creepy Canadian cover. ^_^

    Can't wait for more posts on RT. Thanks so much for taking the time to write about your experience!

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  3. You cleaned up girl! Excellent haul. Some great titles. Enjoy! :)

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  4. Holy wow! You got some goodies!!!

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  5. Look at you go! You are such a great book hauler. :D

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  6. And I was so glad to give you the Kelly Armstrong book *g* I knew it was going to a well loved home.

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  7. Awe, so happy for you that you got the Armstrong. :)

    It looks like you got a good variety, some new and some favorite authors.

    Thanks for sharing. :D

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  8. Oh I'm so jealous! They've jus started a convention in Australia but I don't know anyone who'd go with me and I'm not brave enough to go alone. Sometimes I wish was living in the USA just so I could get to some of these things. But only sometimes ::grins::
    Your haul looks amazing. Congratulations!

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  9. Awesome haul, nath! Congrats. Enjoy the reading. :)

    It sounds like you had a really good time at RT. Woohoo!

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  10. Nath, it was so great to meet you in person at the con! Hopeyou enjoy the book, and I'm really glad that you like the earrings.
    :-)

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  11. *jealous*

    What a fantastic haul! And the Kelley Armstrong especially...

    The earrings are very cool and I am loving those book bags. You can never have too many of those :-)

    Li

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  12. Lori - LOL, Lori, I did have fun :) It wasn't perfect, but it was still great! :D

    Tabitha - LOL, Tabz, good thing right? :) Well I'm still planning to get the American version of Waking the Witch, but at least, it's no longer a pressing matter :P

    Kris - LOL, I did :D

    Mandi - Yup, yup :D Quite happy :)

    Hilcia - LOL, indeed :D I'm really getting good at this! :)

    Kristie - LOL, a million thanks Kristie!!

    Leslie - Thanks Leslie :D I think I did a good job :D I was quite selective as well and I'm proud of that :D

    Kaetrin - Don't be afraid to go alone Kaetrin, that's my advice. Of course, it'd be more fun if you knew someone, but everyone is so friendly at those events. It won't take time that you'll have many new friends :D

    Taja - Thanks Taja :D and I did have a good time :)

    Laura Bickle - It was awesome for me to meet you as well, Laura!! Definitively love the earrings :) Will be wearing them regularly :) I haven't started your book yet, but I'm planning to very soon :)

    Li - LOL. I know, total score on that Kelley Armstrong!! I couldn't help but petting it and taking it out to admire it from time to time LOL.

    Yep, we never have enough tote bags to carry our books around :D

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