The Sunday Post #30

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by @Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. ~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~ It's a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on my blog.

Monday, July 7th 2014Elite by Rachel Van Dyken - Review
Tuesday, July 8th 2014The Last Thing by Briana Gaitan - Cover Reveal
Wednesday, July 9th 2014Waiting on Wednesday #37 - Meme
Thursday, July 10th 2014White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout - Review
Saturday, July 12th 2014Stacking the Shelves #36 - Meme

Monday, July 14th 2014: Almost Bad Boys Omnibus by A.O. Peart - Blitz
Tuesday, July 15th 2014: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green - Review
Wednesday, July 16th 2014: Waiting on Wednesday #38 - Meme
Thursday, July 17th 2014: Just Stay by Michelle Abbott - Blitz
Friday, July 18th 2014: Devil's Flower by Lisa Callicutt - Review
Saturday, July 19th 2014: Stacking the Shelves #37 - Meme

Besides what's happened on my blog, I also went to Comic Con in London yesterday (yes, I may have forgotten to mention that I'm visiting family in England at the moment). I had no idea they had bookish things at Comic Con. I thought it was all marvel comic stuff. I love watching the Avengers and X-Men as much as the next movie-goer, but I can't say I'm all that into comics. I'm more of a novel person.

So when I came across all of the book-y things, you can imagine I was ecstatic. I probably never would have gone to Comic Con if my brother hadn't dragged me with him. 

My brother and his friend went as peacekeepers from the Hunger Games. I painted the helmets for them (I most definitely would not win any artistic awards for my ability, but my rough skills served their purpose). Another friend who came along went as Katniss, also from the Hunger Games. 

One of the helmets I painted

I hadn't planned to go in costume at all, and didn't have time to really put one together, or I would have gone as Effie Trinket. So I just did some crazy make-up and dressed as best I could as if I were from the Capitol. Luckily I had a parasol and a fan on hand as well.

Anyways, sorry for dragging on, there was this entire section for book-related events. There were workshops (I tried to get into the blogger one, unfortunately they only had limited spaces), author signings, a place to buy books, a white board that had the tag #WeWereLiars, a giant TFIOS poster, and a table full of free swag.

This is some of the swag I picked up. I have more of it that I couldn't find a place for too :)

Of course I got tons of swag. I even bought several books and met some new authors I hadn't heard of before. As it was, I think going turned out to be a rather interesting experience. If I go again next year or find where its at in the States I've decided to go as a book character. Maybe Katsa from Graceling by Kristin Cashore. I don't know. I want a kick-ass heroine. Any ideas? 


kimbacaffeinate said...

Too bad you couldn't get into blogger area Kacii, but it sounds like you had fun. Love the swag haul :)

Kristin @ My ParaHangover said...

What a fun surprise the Con must have been! And I think you did a great job on the helmets!!

You're totally funny: yeah, I'm just visiting family in England. Yeah, wish I had family in England to visit!!! Have fun!!!

Angela's Anxious Life said...

I didn't know comic cons had bookish stuff either till I went to the San Diego Comic Con a few years ago and there were publisher booths. I think they are a little different from BEA because I didn't get any free ARCs, I just got these little preview pamphlets of the books. I just saw you wondering up above where the comic con is in the states and it's San Diego.. here is the website:


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