Friday, July 1, 2011

Get Ready, Mundies!

Happy Birthday to me! Happy Birthday to me! Okay, it's not until tomorrow, and we're going to have a crawfish boil since all the flooding up north has sent a lot more oxygen rich, cold water into the bayous this year extended the season. We didn't want to do anything crazy this year for my birthday since we're saving for a house, and OMG thanks to ALA I have more books than I can shake a stick at, and I haven't had crawfish for at least... a month. ;)

So I'm posting today since I'm going to busy between now and then, cleaning and prepping and pruning my fig tree... It's a hard life, y'all. It has been beastly hot this week, though, so we're borrowing our friends' kiddie pool, too. Laissez les bon temps roulez!

I think I was with Sara (the sweetest girl alive. kept making sure I was with the group since I tend to stay in the back. even gave me her wristband for the Rioren signing ((where I sat in line with the hilarious Shannon and Cristin, who has the best Texas hurricane stories)), she's so awesome.) and Alexandra, ( who I will always remember fondly for comparing the dragon eggs in Game of Thrones to Chekov's gun) and Carol maybe, (who is so much fun. she can put away more beignets than I thought humanly possible, and still turn sideways and disappear.), at ALA last Saturday, when who did we stumble upon, in the back by the waterfountains and the graphic novel stage, but Cassie Clare signing books!

Copies of City of Fallen Angels, to be precise! How wonderful, I thought. I thoroughly enjoyed the first books in both the Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices books. But I haven't read the second and third Mortal Instruments, and I'm so spoiled by my Nook that my wrists start to ache at the sight of a book that big. So I almost didn't get in line. But then I thought of, you, dear minions, and how there might be two or three of you willing to fight to the death in a savage underwater chess match for it. Or you could just enter in the comments.

Oh, and I got her to sign my Nook cover, which is how I enjoyed my first Cassie Clare books, anyway. I'm such a nookwhore. I have no idea how I'm supposed to read all these ARCs. So tell you what. I'll have Name of the Star to give away after CoFA has been won. That's Maureen Johnson's newest, y'all! Unsigned, but still, it could be yours!

To enter for a signed copy of City of Fallen Angels:

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Enter until Tuesday July 12th at midnight central time. A winner will be announced Wednesday morning!

That's it. Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend!

Update: If you're interested in reading "Jace's letter", Cassandra Clare has it available here. Enjoy! 

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