Friday, February 8, 2013

Forbidden Friday (26) ~ My Poison Pile (28) + On the Blog This Week (18) + Tip of the Week (13) + Dark Days Tour Stop Recap

Forbidden Friday is a blog feature created here at The Reader's Antidote, with my two features My Poison Pile and On the Blog This Week. In My Mailbox will now be in a separate post.

My Poison Pile is a meme created here at The Reader's Antidote, which features my current read and the next four books that I'm going to read.


On the Blog This Week is pretty self-explanatory, but I just basically recap what's been happening on the blog this past week.
Another two weeks worth!








Tip of the Week is a feature where I endow some random tidbit of information onto you, whether it's with blogging, books, or life.
If you've read a book, and they made a movie, go see it. It can't really change your perspective of the book, and it might be better than you think. That being said, I've learned to have low expectations. I think that really started with Twilight, but it's made me realize that movie adaptations of books aren't going to be as good as the books themselves. But then again, if you didn't like the book, then maybe the movie will be better. They're different creative outlets, so of course the plot and characters are going to change slightly over the transition. But just give it a chance. I know that I'll be seeing Beautiful Creatures, and while the book was just okay, I'm hoping the movie will be close to the same standard. And visually, it looks really awesome.
On Monday, I decided to make the trek down to Huntington Beach for the Dark Days tour stop with Tahereh Mafi, Cynthia Hand, Veronica Rossi, and Cynthia Hand. Ransom Riggs was also there, and I moved my milkshake so that he could sit down for the event.

I've come to realize that instead of hanging on the authors' every word so that I can reiterate it to you all, I need to enjoy the events since I rarely get to go to them anymore. So I'll tell you what I did there, and you can head over to my friend Stacee's post about what the authors said and her shopping cart of books!

As soon as I got out of class, I wen back to my apartment, packed enough stuff for a night at home, got together the laundry and then drove back down to my house where I picked up my dad. It really helps having someone with you in the car, not just for the carpool lane on the 405 freeway, but also for the company. The traffic wasn't too bad and we got down there an hour and a half before the signing. So we got In 'N Out. Knowing the seats would already be filling up, we got it to go, and I took  my food upstairs with me. Yup, already people sitting there, including Stacee, Ava, Rachel from The Reader's Den (and her husband), Crystal, Kimberly and Thuy! It was so great to see everyone again!

While Crystal, Kimberly, Thuy and I were talking in the back row, I saw a familiar face looking for a seat. And that familiar face was Ransom Riggs, the author of Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children. I graciously move my finished strawberry milkshake and he sat with us during the talking.

Then, the signing began. I was actually glad we sat near the back because I knew all but one of the authors fairly well and I wanted to talk with them afterwards and get a picture. While I was waiting I found this amazing display of all the featured books. And then I came upon Snarkles, the Epic Reads hedgehog.
He was so cute and makes the weirdest nose. But I felt like I was meeting a celebrity since I've seen him in so many photos. The lovely moderator from Harper Collins took the picture of me with him.

After getting my books signed, I waited a little while longer. But it was totally worth it, because this picture below is awesome!
I was so glad I had time to go to this amazing signing! If you have a chance to do so, you definitely should!

Have you ever been to one of the Dark Days tour stops? Let me know in the comments!


  1. I actually went to the last stop in Cambridge, MA last night and it was AWESOME! All of the authors (especially Tahereh Mafi and Brodi Ashton) were hilarious as they answered the questions. While at the book signing I got THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT, UNRAVEL ME, and EVERBOUND signed and I got some swag from Brodi! I also got a pic w/ Veronica Rossi and Tahereg Mafi! It was SO much fun.

  2. sorry we couldn't stay til the end with you, nicole. but we're not as spry as you youngins and had to get back. i think your milkshake was kind of annoying to give up its seat but ransom was a much more interesting seatmate.

    i usually like to see movie adaptations of books unless they look super bad (and not in the good bad way). i always remember that the book and movie/tv show are different and are not meant to be the same thing. both can be good in their own way. the twilight movies are definitely bad but i love seeing them with my friends.

    can't wait to see you on mon for another crazy tour!


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