Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Books and Book Signings

Pretty much every time I go to Wal-Mart I buy a book.

The price.

At Wal-Mart the selection stinks, but if it’s a new or highly popular book it’ll be there and it’ll be much cheaper than at a bookstore.

Anywho, this time I bought the new paperback of Matched by Ally Condie.

I’ve heard mostly positive things about this book, so I’m pretty excited!


Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.
The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.

I got the privilege to go to a Rick Riordan signing at my local-ish Books-a-Million here in the good old capitol of South Carolina.

I have plenty of state pride, but seriously.
Columbia, SC as the FIRST STOP of only SEVEN STOPS all around the US?? Who decided on that schedule?? But I’m not really complaining because it’s totally amazingly wonderful.

It was the first stop so it was on Tuesday, the very day Son of Neptune came out!!
So that’s awesome.

We (my brother and I) got to get two books signed each. I don’t currently own The Lost Hero, so I took The Last Olympian to be signed along with The Son of Neptune. We were pretty much last in line because we got there at 8:30 and the store closed at 9:00. So we didn’t even have to wait that long.

Picture Time!!!

Son of Neptune Signed Photos
The Last Olympian Signed Photos
P.S. This was my very first book signing ever. Totally doing that again.
I’ve started Son of Neptune and so far it’s fantastic!



  1. I want your hard-copy of The Son of Neptune! /yearns/ Cannot believe you got to go to a Rick Riordan signing.

  2. I still can't believe it either!! I'm so glad I decided to look at the newspaper when I did, or else I would have completely missed it! :O
    The book is also really good so far!! :)

  3. I have a copy of it on Kindle. EEP. Going to read this as soon as life permits.

  4. Mm yeah, I haven't got into the whole Kindle/Nook/Ipad/TABLET READERS IN GENERAL thing yet. Except I do have Kindle for PC because I found some books for free on Amazon. But it's really annoying reading on the computer, the light really kills your eyes.
    So I'm thinking about getting a kindle so I have that option, but I don't want to give in to the fad, and my county library doesn't have e-books for kindles, just for nooks and all the rest (weird, right?)
    So yep.
    You should read it soon.


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