Sunday, November 8, 2009

Book Fair Buys

There was a Chapters book fair at the local high school, so I dropped in to nab a few titles. While browsing, I chatted with my favourite Chapters manager, Bryan, and his lovely assistant, Megan - who, on a side note, pointed me in the direction of a publicist looking for clients. Books and a possible marketing guru connection! The trip was well worth the drive in the icky sleet.

I purchased a few titles I’ve been dying to get my hands on:

hush, hush by Becca Fitzpatrick – sure, there was a lot of hype for this release, and "angels might be the new vampires..." as Megan said - but still – I read this one in a night and will be waiting for the next book.

Going Bovine by Libba Bray – my twitter friends had me itching for this title, they said it was hilarious and I don’t doubt it. A kid with mad cow disease, a punk angel, a dwarf and a yard gnome go on a warped journey as they search for a cure. There’s a combination I couldn’t resist.

For my hubbie and love of my life (which is handy, being that we’re hitched and all), I purchased Tim Hamilton’s graphic novel adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s, Fahrenheit 451. He might get to read it….but only when I’m finished.

Bryan and Megan recommended I try Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey. If you can read the back cover blurb without buying the book, you’re no fiend of mine. ;) They also suggested The Hunchback Assignments by Arthur Slade. Canadian author and young adult steampunk thriller?! All too quickly, that gem joined my stack of finds.

And that was my little book shopping expedition at the high school book fair. Not too shabby. What have you picked up lately?


Tami Klockau said...

I LOOOOVVVEEEDDDD Going Bovine. Hope you do too. Let me know when you read it so we can chat about it.

Waiting to get Hush, Hush as an ebook for my Nook when it arrives. :)

Tracy Belsher said...

OMG - just started Going Bovine and was already laughing my ass off at her thank you credits's awesome.

Tami Klockau said...

YAY, keep going with it. There are slow moments but it's all worth it in the end. After my Nano/November posts, I plan to do a review of Going Bovine. Maybe we can do a collaborative post. :)

Tracy Belsher said...

Sounds good - we can play good cop, bad cop. Hmmm....why does that sound