This Week's Book Week is rather similar to Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews only with far more rambling and a less witty title. ;)
It's Sunday! Why is it Sunday? Because I had another Saturday book signing and figured it wouldn't hurt for me to post this today instead of yesterday. :) It's also snowing. Boooooooo.
Saturday's signing with Marissa Meyer was lots of fun. Marissa's a great speaker, and there were good questions from the audience, no "which character would you make out with" or "any advice to writers" questions. There were questions like "which character is the hardest to write" (Jacin, because he's the least like Marissa, while Cress is the most like her) and "which character's development were you surprised by" (I think it was Queen Levana) and "could you sum up Winter in one word" (crazy, because she thought it would be fun to write a character that's totally insane). I have all the hugs for Raincoast and the teen publicity girls for setting up the signing and the fun group dinner afterwards. There was a fair amount of book talk about other books... and some Rainbow Rowell gushing. We all like Rainbow for different book reasons. :)
Something that came up on Twitter yesterday morning got me thinking about authors and signings and celebrity. I know some people get tongue-tied when they meet authors (I do so much), and I'm wondering if it's because we forget they're people. Authors are our rockstars, yes, but they're still people who do laundry and take kids to soccer practice and pay taxes and deal with normal daily life crap. Sometimes breaking the ice is hard, but it's worth it in the end. Also, Twitter is great with this, and I love how I can interact with authors on Twitter, but sometimes face-to-face talks are better. :)
Reviews for the coming week will feature The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski (Tuesday) and 16 Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler (Friday). :)
Cress by Marissa Meyer (from Raincoast Books)
This Star Won't Go Out by Esther Earl (from Penguin Canada)