Saturday, June 7, 2008

A Few BEA Tidbits

When I was in high school, I had a picture of Anne Rice hanging up in my room. No really. Some girls might have posters of the latest teen hearthrob but me? It was a postcard I bought at Barnes and Noble of one of my favorite authors.

So it was very exciting to very briefly meet her at BEA and have her sign an ARC of her upcoming spiritual memoir, Called Out of Darkness. Which I'm dying to read, and would read right this second if I didn't have stacks of other books to read for review. Do any of you enjoy Anne Rice's books?

I also got to briefly meet Jason F. Wright, author of Christmas Jars a book you really should have in your holiday book collection. It's just that wonderful. He signed an ARC of his upcoming Recovering Charles but I couldn't help but notice he was a little paranoid....;) In any case, I'm also dying to read this book, and would read it right this second, if I didn't have stacks of other books for review...yeah you get the idea.

Right now I'm reading a book for the Spring Reading Thing, because I fell way behind when other books came in for review. It's a YA book, Wicked Lovely, but wow has it sucked me in! So far, I love it!
What are you reading?


Jason Wright said...

Hey! I remember signing that book! I'm pretty sure it's the only one I've ever written that in :) Sadly I was right, some turkey already is illegally selling an ARC on eBay. Sigh...

Can't wait to hear what you think!

Julie P. said...

I enjoyed Anne Rice's Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt. My book club acutally discussed the book around Christmastime.

My husband and daughter are away camping this weekend, so I'm planning on getting a lot of reading done -- I finished The Reincarnationist last night. Now I'm reading The Wednesday Sisters. So far, so good!

Shelley said...

I've been really bad for reading lately...I have a couple on the go though, one being 'The Last Testament' by Sam Bourne and 'The Time Traveler's Wife' by Audrey Niffenegger. They aren't Christian fiction though and I got them on my trip to Egypt this past February...actually on the way home at the airport in Dubai.

J. Kaye Oldner said...

I am waiting for Wicked Lovely to come in. I just got in the second one, Ink Exchange.

Angie said...

I've never read any books by Anne Rice. What is your favorite book by her?

At the moment I'm reading Mr. Monk in Outer Space and loving it. I love the tv series and the books are just a good. :)

Amy said...

Jason...that's crazy. People are nuts.

Julie..I haven't read that one, but I want to. Hope you caught up on all of your reading! I really want to read The Wednesday Sisters.

Shelley...I read all kinds of books, but I haven't read either of those. Wait, Egypt??? I'm so jealous!

J.Kaye...I read Wicked Lovely because I had the ARC for Ink Exchange, now I can't find it! ha!

Angie, the classic, Interview with the Vampire.

Laura said...

I work with Jason and thought you’d like knowing he has a new contest on his web site where you can win a free trip-for-two to his hometown in VA, the Shenandoah Valley. All you have to do is mail him a Christmas card! All the details are here:

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