Category: Event recap

NetGalley November: Goals & Updates

NetGalley November: Goals & Updates
Posted November 3, 2014 by Melissa in Event recap / 11 Comments

I’ve been really good the past few years about limiting the number of NetGalley requests that I make and prioritizing those reviews. Unfortunately my average is pretty bad (70%) due to the fact that when I first started blogging end of 2011/early 2012 I requested way too many books and never had the time to read and review some of them. Since I am also participating in Blog Ahead this month I think it is the perfect time to catch up on writing reviews for ARCs I’ve finished as well as tackling these lingering NetGalley reviews. Sadly all of these were released years ago…but late publicity is better than none, right



Read Pink® 2014

Read Pink® 2014
Posted September 29, 2014 by Melissa in Book promo, Event recap / 1 Comment

Today the scientific community has left behind the “one-size-fits-all” breast cancer treatment to emerge with targeted, more effective therapies. As a result, after remaining stagnant for more than 50 years, the death rate from breast cancer has decreased by 30 percent. The Read Pink® initiative by Penguin Random House is proud to be part of this exciting new chapter in the fight against breast cancer, supporting the bold research of The Breast Cancer Foundation® (BCRF), while leveraging its passionate readers to help increase awareness and education about the disease. This literary embrace of a life-saving cause has resulted in nearly 1.5 million best-selling novels shipped with Read Pink seals and information about BCRF across all five years of the promotion.


BookExpo America ( #BEA14 ) Recap Post – The Good, The Bad, & the Frightening!

BookExpo America ( #BEA14 ) Recap Post – The Good, The Bad, & the Frightening!
Posted June 9, 2014 by Melissa in Event recap, Giveaway / 18 Comments

I realize that this post probably came out more negative than I intended…I suppose that it is natural to get more worked up over the bad than the good. That said, BEA is definitely an experience that I would recommend everyone experience at least once. It is such an amazing opportunity and I for one will be back next year despite all my issues with this years event. I just pray that after this year more organization and thought are put into all aspects of the event.



Fierce Reads Book Tour – NYC Stop: Recap & Signed Books Giveaway!

Fierce Reads Book Tour – NYC Stop: Recap & Signed Books Giveaway!
Posted December 2, 2013 by Melissa in Event recap, Giveaway / 82 Comments

Last month I was honored to be chosen as the designated blogger for the NYC Books of Wonder Fierce Reads Book Tour stop! It was such a pleasure to meet & interview the wonderful, kooky and amazingly talented – Ann Aguirre, Leigh Bardugo and Jessica Brody!! Please keep reading for some (not so stellar) photos, event recap and some excerpts of my interview with these fierce ladies! I also have an amazing giveaway for my readers courtesy of Macmillan!! 4 lucky readers will each win one of the 4 sets of books listed below:)