I had a great week. Preorders came in. Oh my goodness. I cannot wait to read Carry On. It’s probably one of the books I was most excited for all year. And it’s here! I got some review books in too. Thank you Macmillan! I helped run a book signing at my library. And then a couple of days later I went to an author event in Boston and got my first book signed by Rick Riordan! He was a fabulous speaker. Seriously, I was laughing throughout his whole speech.
Really, I forget how special individual book events can be. BEA and ALA are awesome, but there’s something so powerful about being in an auditorium filled with hundreds (possibly a thousand) people who are all laughing and screaming and listening to the same loved author you are. We were all connected by just one author, and it was so so cool. I also got his newest book a day early! And I was one of the first people in the world to hear the news about his other series coming out later this spring. He even answered some very good questions about certain characters, members of the audience had needed to know. I’m so excited to read his new book too.
The books (and I want to read them all right now!):
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
Dream Strider by Lindsay Smith
First and Then by Emma Mills
Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
How was your week in books?