Saturday, April 21, 2012

In My Mailbox {69}: TXLA Edition

Me & Magan from Rather Be Reading

This past week Houston hosted TXLA (Texas Library Association Conference) in which I was able to attend.  Though it was going on all week, I was only able to be there for one day - but what an incredibly awesome one day it was!!!  My good friend Magan from Rather Be Reading drove down from Austin to go with me.  The night before we stayed up way too late talking everything possible about books & life.  It was too, too much fun.  I adore that girl!  Early the next morning, we made our way to the convention for books! books! and more books!

I always love interacting with fellow book bloggers at these events - and I saw quite a few that day!  I think the highlight of the convention for me, was getting the chance to meet some pretty fab authors - some I've admired from afar, others I've felt like I've already known!  All in all, the day was a success.  Thank you to the publishers who were so friendly and took the time to tell us about some of their fav books.  The day wouldn't be complete without a dinner at Chuy's with a few of my favorite people: Magan, Lena, & Jess - where the love of books & everything in between carried over.  Such an awesome day!!!

Top Left: Veronica Roth & Insurgent!!!! Top Right: John Green :-)
Bottom Left: Hanging out with blogger friends & a giant eraser :-)
Bottom Right: So awesome to finally meet Jessi Kirby! Love this lady!

Insurgent (Divergent, #2) by Veronica Roth - signed!
Something Like Normal by Trish Doller
Firelight (Firelight, #1) by Sophie Jordan
A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger
Sweethearts by Sara Zarr - signed!
Live Through This by Mindi Scott
The Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
Skinny by Donna Cooner
Send me a Sign by Tiffany Schmidt
Smart Girls Get What They Want - Sarah Strohmeyer
Over You by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus
Butter by Erin Jade Lange
Burning Blue by Paul Griffin
Variant (Variant, #1) by Robison Wells
Point of Origin (The Survivors, #2) by Amanda Havard - signed!

What's in YOUR mailbox this week?
In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren



  1. Ooh, I can't wait for A Midsummer's Nightmare! I loved Shut Out but I haven't read The DUFF yet... I must get to it soon ;P And YAY! Insurgent!! I finished it this week and oh my days it's EVEN BETTER than Divergent! ENJOY :D Happy reading Ginger!

  2. You have a really awesome haul this week! I'm dying for a copy of Something Like Normal and Shadow and Bone! Happy reading :)
    - Jenni (My IMM)

  3. Looks like it was loads of fun :) You've got a really awesome haul of books.
    :) Happy Reading :).

  4. So many books! Yea! I need to read Firelight, and I'm super excited with the rest of the YA book world to read Insurgent!

  5. Drooling! I am going to my first book related event today and I hope it lives up to all the awesomeness I see on on here!

  6. Sounds like a fabulous convention! I'm so jealous that you have Insurgent and From darkness comes the stars! I love divergent, was completely amazed by diana's secret society girl series!
    My IMM!

  7. what a great mailbox and love the pictures :)

  8. Wow, so many great books! Soo jealous! Enjoy them all!

  9. GAH! Amazing. And you are SO PRETTY in all these pics!

  10. Wow!! That's a lot of awesome books! looks like you had tons and tons of fun :D

  11. A signed Insurgent ARC! That is awesome! Also really ecited for A Midsummer's Nightmare, Fore Darkness Shows the Stars, and Something Like Normal!! Great haul! :)

  12. Nice! I had so much fun at TLA! Hope to see yoiu next year!
    My IMM

  13. Omg, when do you plan to read all that? A 4 week vacation on Hawaii? ^^ But the most of them sound very interesting, so I hope you're gonna enjoy your reads!

  14. so many great books, i wish we had a similar event in melbourne!

  15. Awesome selection of books you got! have fun reading all of them, especially the signed ones!

  16. Dearest Ginger, you are just ADORABLE.

    I hope Insurgent is all I expect it to be!


  17. Hope you had fun Ginger great selection hope you enjoy them all. Click on my name to see what I got in my mailbox.Happy reading.

  18. Read Shadow and Bone ASAP!! I LOVED it!!!

  19. Fun. Fun. Fun. Covet. Covet. Covet.
    Wish I could have made it down.

  20. Damn, girl! You got some BOOKS! LOL. (Where else in the world would that be considered a compliment? ;-))

    I'm so glad that you had a wonderful time AND that you snagged some amazing books! Of course, Insurgent is at the top of my TBR List, but I am also really excited about For Darkness Shows the Stars. I may have to borrow that one from you ;-) Wish we could have hooked up at TXLA. I think I saw you and the girls from afar, but it was hard to catch up when I kept getting distracted ;-)

    Hope you enjoy ALL THE BOOKS! Let's get together again soon :-) <3

    My IMM:

  21. Yay, yay, yay! I had crappy cell service in my hotel last night so I couldn't comment sooner, but hanging out at TLA was so incredible. Loved our time together. Thanks again for your hospitality. Give Daisy a big hug for me. I misssss you!

    Also, can you text me the pictures you and I took together? I would love to have them, too. :) xoxo Can't wait for our next hangout!

  22. Why doesn't England have any conventions like this? So unfair. You got so much....Enjoy them all!

  23. Hiya! I came across your blog because of Chloe S who's a friend of mine here in Montreal :) She had a great time telling me about that awesome signed John Green book you got her... SO AWESOME! I'm so jealous you met him. And VRoth. I wish authors did these kinds of fun things in Canada!

  24. I loved seeing your tweets and photos! Wish I could've been there. =) And you must tell me how Butter goes, I tweeted with the designer and she LURVED it. Read it twice!

  25. That first picture of you and Magan is the cutest EVER! It sounds like you ladies had a fantastic time :) And holy amazing books *goes to compile my borrow list*


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