So yesterday I attended the 2nd Annual Bloger Meet-Up that was hosted by the Ontario Blog Squad. These ladies hosted such an amazing event filled with bloggers, authors and publishers!
Honestly - I had no idea what to expect as I missed last year's event. But it was just an overwhelming sense of community in that room - so much enthusiasm and energy!
I met up with some new bloggers when I sat at a random table (since I kind of arrived on my own) and I had a really great time with them. I met Kelly & Lisa (Bookmark Belles), Hayley (The Fable Faerie), Penelope (The Reading Devil) and author Joanne Levy!
I also was able to meet and chat with the Ottawa Blogettes too! I had met a few before at an Ottawa event, but was excited to see them again and meet more bloggers from that area (I live maybe an hour or so away). Hopefully I will see you at some Ottawa events in the new year!
Okay and now for some of the really exciting things! THE BOOKS, THE PUBLISHERS and THE AUTHORS!
The books in the image on the left are listed out in full on my Stacking the Shelves post. So many amazing books in the swag bag from the event! I'm going to be sharing some with my BFF who couldn't make it to the event (there are some books I know she will love).
I finally met the ladies from HarperCollins Canada (Shannon) and Simon & Schuster Canada (Michelle)! LOVE THEM!
Also - I brought a few books along to have signed and received a few at the event that I had signed as well.
I met up with Lesley Livingston again and she actually remembered me from another book signing I attended last year! She even knew my blog and I had a great time chatting with her! she signed my copies of Wondrous Strange and Darklight! (I'll be seeing her next weekend in Belleville at the Books for the Apocalypse Event).
I also had my copy of Magnified World signed by Grace O'Connell - the cover is so freaking pretty on this one and I am so excited to read it soon. Grace was so lovely to meet!
|Elizabeth Miles & I|
And we had the chance to meet Elizabeth Miles! She signed my copies of FURY and ENVY (I brought my ARC along). And everyone took home a finished copy of ENVY! So since I already had my ARC personalized to me, I thought why not get the finished copy signed for a giveaway for a fellow Canadian! To enter just use the rafflecopter below!