Friday, July 8, 2011

The book party continues!

So last night, I hosted a book party. In light of my leaving the States (and subsequent weight restrictions on things we pack) I realized that a lot of my books had to go in storage or to someone else. But to me, books are like...I don't know, kittens. They just don't do well in storage!

And awesome people came! Seriously, some of my favorite people in San Diego (and beyond!) joined me for lots of sugar, delicious dip (Thanks to L.T. Host!) and a whole glut of books. ARCs! Fiction and non-fiction! Kids and adult books alike! Even a handful of signed copies of books thanks to friend Charles!

There was swapping of stories, practiced elevator pitches and even a reluctant performance of an American Idol hopeful. (She's auditioning today...fingers crossed!) All in all, a crazy awesome shindig. Thank you to everyone who came! And the four boxes of books I had hoped to give away? Well...I still have four boxes. But full of a lot of different books! I guess I have three weeks to read REALLY FAST.

Our physical distances certainly keep us apart...there were hundreds of people around the world that I would have loved to invite to my hard-to-find house in San Diego! But that's the beauty and joy of the internet, especially to us bookly people. There's no distance between blogs and tweets and emails! Our community is right at our fingertips.

So who's up for a party? There's been a lot to celebrate this week and we want to hear everything. Any great news coming your way? Any great ideas? Need to practice your elevator pitches?

Pull up a seat on the sofa and grab some of L.T.'s delicious dip. Ain't no party like a bookly party 'cause a bookly party don't stop! (Except if you gotta sleep. Then it can stop for a little bit.)

Cheers, good people!


Adam Heine said...

Well, there is a time zone distance over the internet, but it's surmountable. Wish I could've been at the party, but I'm glad you're coming to my side of the world :-)

Peggy Eddleman said...

I'm totally up for a party, as long as I can have some virtual L.T.'s dip! I don't even know what kind of dip it was, but somehow I'm still drooling. And I find it high-larious that you still ended with four boxes of books!

L. T. Host said...

Hurray bookly parties! Hurray awesome people! Hurray you! Hurray everyone! Hurray books!


It may be a little late. I may need sleep. Maybe.

Keriann Greaney Martin said...

Your book party was off the HIZZLE (whatever that means)!! Thank you for having me, and for snickerdoodles, and quesadillas, and various flavors of M&Ms, and meeting awesome people, and BOOKS!

BTW, do we know how our American Idol hopeful did at the audition? That rap was amazing!

K. Marie Criddle said...

Adam - I'm still planning the Pan-Asian Bestselling Awesome Writer's Conference in Far Away Place 2012 (PABAWCFAP12) better come to that one.

Peggy - I KNOW! Still four boxes! It was like literary loaves and fishes. Come over and get some! :D

L.T. - SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK and tired and so very tired AND WEAK. Hurray!

Keri - SHE MADE IT THROUGH THE FIRST ROUND! I will keep you guys updated as she goes on to win it all. Thanks again for coming! Such. A. BLAST.

Adam Heine said...

"I'm still planning the Pan-Asian Bestselling Awesome Writer's Conference in Far Away Place 2012..."