Thought I’d do-up my own graphic for my weekly book haul… (Yes, that is a picture of 6 out of the 16 cubby holes on my lovely Ikea bookcase, 2-3 layers deep).. Yesterday, Christa (Hooked on Books) and I attended the Toronto Comic Arts Festival.. got to meet some fantastic graphic novelists (including Bryan Lee O’Malley!) so be sure to check out my RECAP for pics and stories!
Plus, there’s still time to enter my Paris Month wrap-up giveaway, with 2 Paris prize packs to be won!
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None this week!
Insurgent (Divergent, #2) by Veronica Roth <– Bought w/birthday giftcard. I’m sure everyone’s going to have this in their haul this week! I actually still need to read Divergent, but now at least I’ll have the 2nd one ready to go when I’m done the 1st!
Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross <– Bought w/birthday giftcard. Have heard so many great things about this book!
The Académie by Susanne Dunlap <– Bought w/birthday giftcard. Been looking forward to this for a while. Love the cover, and was hoping to read it for Paris Month but it wasn’t released here yet!
But I really wanted to be an anthropologist… by Margaux Motin <– Purchased from Toronto Comic Arts Festival
Kiki de Montparnasse by Catel & Bocquet <– Purchased (and signed!) from Toronto Comic Arts Festival
An interesting thing I just noticed.. it seems graphic novel artists seem to always include the date in their signatures… where book authors often just sign their names
And…. yup, I TOTALLY bought this.. Although my generation was more NKOTB, I wasn’t as into music at the time, so BSB was my big boyband phase… Bought it at Deja Vu Discs on sale.. couldn’t resist!
My longtime friend who now lives in Hong Kong sent this to me for my birthday… I’m so easy to shop for 😛
And my colleague was in Chicago last week, so she picked me up another mug for my Starbucks collection!
AND I got a lovely envelope of signed bookmarks from Joanne Levy, author of upcoming book Small Medium at Large. If you’re in Southern Ontario, be sure to stop by the book launch party in Hamilton in July! Event details here.
A smattering of business cards, postcards and other cute things I picked up at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival yesterday! (The Devil’s Cake poster made me laugh…)
PLUS it was Free Comic Book Day yesterday, so Christa and I picked up a couple freebies along the way. The “Angry Little Girls” tote bag is a birthday gift from a couple years ago from my former roommate. I love it.. it says “Wow! You speak English so well!” “I was born here you dumb*ss!” LOL.. So apropos.
What did you get this week? Leave your link and I’ll be sure to check it out too! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!