So I went to the bookstores back home and took lots of pictures of books! Some of them were of books that were out early and others are of books that I wanted to take pics of so that the authors can be like "LOOK! My book is out in stores that aren't near me!" There's also a picture of one of my cats being cute. That's at the end.
As for the VCA Vlog Trilogy conclusion, I talked for too long, so I need to break it up into two parts. And I have no idea when I'll post it. In My Mailbox this week will most likely just be one vlog as I only got like 5 or 6 books this week, unless I get like 50 BAJILLION BOOKS in the mail today, but that is doubtful. I do have some fun ones though! :)
Anyway, here's the first pic and the rest are behind the cut (um, apparently, there is no cut... I stole what we normally use at GLW to hide posts but it's not working here for some reason)!
Here's a picture of What Would Emma Do? by Eileen Cook- this is the first time I think I've actually seen them in a store. By the way, these pictures are not the best. They probably would've been better if I had someone with me, but taking pictures of books alone just looks weird, so I had to do them kinda fast.
This one is of Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner. I had forgotten this book came out this month and was a bit surprised to see it there, but there it was. YAY! It looks like a great book.
A copy of Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee! They had two copies- one is facing out (cuz I put it there for the pic) and then there's one on the shelf just to the left of it. Doesn't the cover look great?! Also in the pic to the left is a copy of The Debutante by Kathryn Williams, which is absolutely hilarious and is awesome.
Copies of Amor and Summer Secrets (facing out) and Adios to All the Drama! (to the left- spine out) by Diana Rodriguez Wallach. :) YAY! I love this series and was happy to see copies of it here. Last time I was there, they had the second book Amigas and School Scandals but I guess they sold out and never restocked or something.
I probably wouldn't have taken a photo of this book had the author and I not been emailing on Myspace just a few days ago. This features Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten. They had like two copies, I think, but yay that they're facing out!! :) Look, Lynn, it's your book- YAY!
It's Far From You by Lisa Schroeder!! They had a lot of copies of this and they actually had some in the New Teen Fiction section up front when I first went this past Monday, but by Thursday, when I went back again to take more pics, they had taken them off there and put them in the teen section. But at least they're still facing out. You can also see Elizabeth Scott books to the right as well as Lisa's first book to the left of Far From You.
I just reviewed 11 Birthdays earlier this week on the myspace blog, so I went on a search to look for it in the bookstore. Borders has an odd way of doing Middle Grade novels- they divide it up into like 5 different sections- Friendship, Animals, Humor, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and several other things, so it took me a while to find certain things and unfortunately didn't find Take the Reins, which they said was in the Animals section, but it wasn't. Blah. But I found 11 Birthdays as well as ...
Yes! Copies of Taylor Morris' Total Knockout (Look at all those copies!) and Class Favorite! The reason I took the picture at this angle are two-fold: 1) There was a lady just a little bit down the aisle and she wouldn't go away and I didn't want her seeing the camera and me taking pictures (how weird is that?) and 2) Her books are RIGHT NEXT TO Lauren Myracle's Winnie series and The Fashion Disaster That Changed My Life!!! Taylor, be glad there aren't many authors between MO and MY, lol. I'm excited that whenever I get published, I'll be right in between people like Holly Black and Ann Brashares, and very near Meg Cabot!
Here's where I make the transfer from Borders to B&N and guess what I found? Hardcover copies of North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley!!! On the display for new teen fiction!! They had 3 copies of it. It looks fantastic in the dust jacket and everything. I can't wait to read it- I've got the ARC in my room and should be getting to it soon! And you can see a glimpse of Kisses and Lies by Lauren Henderson to the right.
Here's the new teen fiction display which features a ton of awesome books. I'll point out a few:
Top Left: Revelations by Melissa de la Cruz, Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman, Paper Towns by John Green
Left, second shelf: Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston, Parties and Potions by Sarah Mlynowski
Left, third shelf: My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison (I LOVE THAT COVER!)
Left, bottom shelf: Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott, Wicked by Sara Shepard
Right, second shelf: ABCs of Kissing Boys by Tina Ferraro, Top 8 by Katie Finn, Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Right, third shelf: You Are So Undead to Me by Stacey Jay (only 1 copy, though I can't remember if they had more under J in the regular shelving), Boy Toy by Barry Lyga
Right, bottom shelf: Golden Girl: A Bradford Novel by Micol Ostow, Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead, It's A Mall World After All and How to Take the Ex Out Of Ex-Boyfriend by Janette Rallison
I took this picture to mainly show off Triple Shot Bettys in Love by Jody Gehrman (middle of top shelf) and the paperback of Girl Overboard by Justina Chen Headley (left, bottom shelf) but it turns out I also got Envy by Anna Godberson, the third book in the Luxe series, in the shot as well. At the Borders store, they had a whole display for the Luxe series with the Envy hardcover and The Luxe and Rumors paperbacks. I haven't yet read that series, but I love the covers!
And, last but not least, what I mainly came to photograph,
Take the Reins by Jessica Burkhart! It took me a little while to find cuz it was hidden in a corner in the Young Readers series section, despite it only having one book in the series out so far... But anyway, they had four copies and I took one out to show off the lovely cover. You can't see the fourth copy because with the angle I took it out, the book facing out is covering it, lol. I apologize for the glare too.
And that's all. I know I promised the cute cat pic, but I have yet to upload it, so you'll have to wait until I do my next Picture post when I go to the B&N here in Lynchburg and take pics of stuff there (don't worry, it won't be as many- my B&N doesn't get a whole lot of new books, but they do have Take the Reins!)