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The Great American Read presented by PBS recap

Hello Readers!!!

I wanted to take the time to share with you the AMAZING day I just had!

I had received an invitation by DKC PR to attend The Great American Read Kick-Off event hosted by Meredith Vieira representing by blog! I was in complete shock when I revived the invitation.

The Great American Read is an eight part mini-series focusing on the nations top 100 novels (taken from a national survey). The series features celebrities, authors and book lovers talking about their favorite book on the top 100 list and how the book has impacted their life.

The intro to the series premieres on PBS on May 22, with a two hour episode revealing what books have made it to the list. After the premiere, there will be five one-hour episodes that feature books centered around a common theme and a finale where that features the winning book.

Today’s Kick-off Event

This event took place at the GORGEOUS Morgan Library and Museum. And I have to say… WOW. Surprisingly, I have never ventured into libraries such as this. Just as I try to visit independent bookshops, I would definitely like to visit more libraries.

Host Meredith Vieira, Ming-Na Wen (actress), Diane Lane (actress), Chris Kluwe (former NFL player and writer), Gayle Osterberg (Director of Communications at Library of Congress, Colin B. Bailey (Director of Morgan Library and Museum), Armistead Maupin (author), Janie Hermann (Public Programming Librarian), and Oren J. Teicher (CEO of American Booksellers Association) previewed the list of 100 books

After the list was presented, we had the chance to view the trailer for the series, as well as viewing a part of the premiere episode. It was very exciting to see that some books I had previously read made the list.

After this, there was a panel and Q& A. An audience member asked Vieira what makes a great book. Vieira responded saying that it is the character that draws her into a book and the theme is what keeps her reading the book.

I completely agree with this. I have to connect with at least one character for me to be drawn in and the story/theme of the book is what keeps me reading a book.

It was very interesting to find out that over 20 books on the list were at banned at some point in time.

Towards the end of the Q&A, the panel said they hoped that reading can become a national conversation.

I love the fact that, even now, there are so many people that absolute love reading. I enjoy being able to share my love of reading (of course, another reason why I began blogging).

I really hope that everyone can tune into this series and vote (once a day) on their favorite book!!

I also had the chance to meet Diane Lane, Ming-na Wen and Chris Kluwe (former NFL player and writer)

The Great American Read


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2017 BookCon

Hello Readers!!!

I just realized something TERRIBLE!!! I never posted on my blog about the event (just through my facebook and instragram… OOPS!!!)

So to begin…

I initially bought my own ticket but ended up being able to pick up a media badge when I arrived. I had a few authors in mind that I wanted to see but also planned to just walk around and see if there were any new authors I may discover. I was excited to run into Lindsay and Sasha for their cover reveal of their book Zenith and J.D. Netto with his series The Whispers of the Fallen.

I ended up missing out on getting a copy of Zenith/meeting Sasha, but I did end up running into Lindsay. I initially saw Lindsay at the Harlequin Teen area just to say hi. I ended up running into her again and she decided to join me as I peruse BookCon. It was great hanging out with her because she was so laid back. We ended up going to the shadowhunter photobooth and stopped by J.D. Netto’s booth to chat and take pictures.

Lindsay had to go back to the Harlequin booth, so I meandered some more around the event. I met a few new bloggers/ran into some bloggers that I met at previous events. I hung out with Jessica of The Book Bratz . I always love telling the story of how I met her at my first BookCon in 2014. I was a part of the group that created Meetup badges so us fellow bloggers could all meet one another. I distinctly remember two high school girls shrieking as they both ran up to me to say hi. It was one of the funniest experiences that I’ve had at a book event.

I found out that Leigh Bardugo had written an adaptation of Wonder Woman, so I had ATTEMPTED to obtain a copy of the young adult novel. However, once again in their confusion and disorganization, no one knew where the line was or what was going on. But it’s totally understandable because it gets way too crazy. I almost wish that when you buy your ticket you could get a paper ticket to get one of the books from these big authors. I was bummed I was unable to obtain a copy, but I did not have high expectations, knowing in years past how crazy and hectic it can be.

I was able to meet Lauren Oliver who wrote Before I fall, Delerium series and Replica. She again, was another kind and laid back author. Even though she told me she was exhausted, she was still upbeat and kind. I had the chance to see Jennifer E. Smith who wrote some great books Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between, and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight.

I felt like all in all, the event was pretty successful. I had no complaints of having to buy the books at this event, whereas previously books were free. In the great scheme of things, it really was not a huge deal. I wasn’t stressed out with the amount of people there, as well as the lines waiting for authors (except of course for Leigh Bardugo.. but that was expected).

I hope to have a great time at the upcoming 2018 BookCon!!!




Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings Zenith Book Event!!!

Hello Readers!!!

It’s been such a long time since I’ve been here!

But what a great post to come back to! Tonight, I had the chance to attend Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings book talk and signing of their first book together, Zenith, at Artist and Flea in SoHo.

It was absolutely the best time!

While waiting, Lindsay stopped by to chat for a second before the talk, super awesome. Then we watched Lindsay and Sasha discuss their first book release Zenith, hosted by Booktuber Emma of EmmaBooks

They discussed the writing process, what it was like to co-author a book, their favorite characters, scenes, favorite characters to write about, etc. It was really interesting to learn about how complex it is to write a novel, let alone with another person.

I really can’t wait to read Zenith review it. I look forward to seeing Lindsay and Sasha again at future book events.

And Lindsay thank you so much for the kind signature and thank you Sasha for inspiring me to become a book blogger (which led to writing my first children’s book)

In case you missed the event, I posted a live video of the book talk on my book IG , which will only last 24 hours.

We have a winner!!!

Yay! I have scooped into my big jar of entries and I have picked a winner for my first big book giveaway!! Congrats to….. 


Thank you to everyone else that entered!! And keep reading!! 

Giveaway ends today!!! Winner announced tomorrow!!

Enter once on Twitter, IG, and WordPress and bonus on Facebook on author pages one last time (Cameo Renae, James Rains, Sophie Davis and Sasha and Sarena Nanua) TYPE “BOOK NERD” @officialsophiedavis @jamesrainsauthor @cameo_renae @sarenasashabooks @michellemadow #giveaway #yabooks #talented #caged #hiddenwings #thependanttrilogy

Hello Booklovers… One year Later!!

Hello Readers…

I didn’t even realize!! Today/oops one day late, is the one year anniversary of my blog Living in a World of Book Quotes!! How exciting! It honestly doesn’t even feel like it’s been a year that I’ve been blogging. My how the time flies! To honor my year of blogging, I thought it would be kind of cool to post my first post ever for today’s post! I may or may not do another giveaway, but I need to decide what to do for it. If any of you have any ideas, feel free to comment.

Here was my first post last year!


“I love reading. What I love most about reading, and what makes reading so special to me are the quotes. Amazing quotes are what takes a book onto a whole new level. “When reading, we don’t fall in love with the characters’ appearance. We fall in love with their words, their thoughts, and their hearts. We fall in love with their souls.”
I will post about my favorite book quotes from time to time, but I may also post books reviews or recommendations! Enjoy!! And happy reading!!”


Don’t forget… HAPPY READING!!

BEA Day #3 

BEA day 3
Recap day 3
I think this was my slowest day, because I was honestly so drained from the past two days of running around. There were two authors I mainly wanted to see, but this was the day I helped out one of my co-helpers at the Sophie Davis booth (blogger of Let the Ink Run Free). The ironic thing was that I had already been following her blog before I had even met her.
Authors I met: Marie Lu, Aija Mayrock, Davd Levithan, HM Ward, Kimberly G. Giarratano, Kady Cross, Adi Alsaid, Katie McGarry, Eleanor Herman, Dawn Metcalf (in line waiting for David Levithan-it’s cool seeing authors in line for other authors)
Unsigned books: Tenacity by JS Law (ARC) , Space Dumplins by Craig Thompson (ARC), The Queens Hat by Steve Antony, Rescue Road by Peter Sheutlin (ARC), Zeroes by Scott Westerfield (ARC), The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow (ARC), The Escape by Hannah Jayne (ARC), The Storm by Virginia Bergin (ARC), Scorched by Jennifer L. Armentrout (ARC), The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin (ARC), Some Boys by Patty Blount (ARC), The Dogs by Allan Stratton (ARC). 

Signed books: The Survival Guide to Bullying by Aija Mayrock (ARC), The Rose Society sampler by Marie Lu (ARC), In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken, Another Day by David Levithan (ARC). 

BEA Day #2

  BEA day 2

Hello readers! Here is my recap of day two at Book Expo America!

Bloggers I met: Stephs Stacks. 

Authors I met: James Dashner, Sophie Davis, Katie McGarry, Jennifer L. Armenteout, Elanor Herman, Adi Alsaid, Dawn Metcalf, Jennifer E. Smith, Louis Sachar, Paige McKenzie, Aija Mayrock, Eleanor Herman

Unsigned books: The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich (ARC), Not if I See You First by Eric Lindstrom (ARC), Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon (ARC), Passenger by Alexandra Bracken (ARC), Becoming Maria by Manzano (ARC), Scrapper by Matt Bell (ARC), My Secret to Tell by Natalie D. Richards (ARC), Down Among the Dead Men by Peter Lovesey (ARC), The Girl with The Wrong Name by Barnabus Miller (ARC) 

Signed Books: The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie (ARC), Against a Darkening Sky by Lauren Davis (ARC), Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid (ARC), Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman (ARC), The Maze Runner/Scorch Trials special edition by James Dashner, Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Fragile Facade by Sophie Davis, Platinum Prey by Sophie Davis, Hello Goodbye and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith (ARC), Nowhere but Here by Katie McGarry

BEA Day #1 

  BEA day 1

So I originally was going to do a post about my first day at BEA. little by little, I’m realizing that I am honestly just rambling. I was writing way too much. I feel as though for you to get a sense of my day, it’s best to just get right to the point and tell you who I met, ie bloggers, publishers and authors. What books I managed to get as well as what books I got signed. And possibly rating how the day went. I’ll also include little moments that were exciting for me. So here’s to my recap of my first day at Book Expo of America:

Bloggers/Vloggers I met: Erin Cosenza of Read at Home Mama, Nori of ReadWriteLove28 (also the founder of the Sunday Street Team blogger network), Christine of polandbananasbooks, Katy of Katytastic, Reagan of Peruse Project, and Jesse from Jesse the Reader(if I forget others, please let me know)

Authors I met: Mo Willems, Petrell Marie Ozbay, Karen Kilpatrick, Sophie Davis, Susan Dennard, Johnny Walker, and RJ Palacio. 

Unsigned books: More Happy than Not by Adam Silvera (ARC), Another Day by David Levithan (ARC), Anna and the Swallow Man by Gabriel Sant (ARC), Jade Dragon Mountain by Elsa Hart (ARC), Illuminae by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (ARC), Keep Calm by Mark Binder (ARC), Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews (ARC), Nightfall by Jake Halpurn and Peter Kujawinski (ARC) and the Copper Gauntlet by Cassandra Claire and Holly Black (ARC). 

Signed books: I Will Take a Nap! By Mo Willems, Truthwitch by Susan Dennard, Ekko by Johnny Walker, Imagine and Let’s Play Together by Karen Kilpatrick and Auggie and Me: Three Wonder stories by RJ Palacio (ARC). 

It was such a fantastic first day/first time being at BEA 2015. All the thanks goes out to Sophie Davis for inviting me along with them (it’s two authors writing together in case you’re confused by my grammar). 

(I will link the bloggers websites and book synopsis at a later time)

Sophie Davis Scavenger Hunt News

Let the Ink Run Free

Sophie Davis is going to be having a Scavenger hunt across the Blogosphere soon…will you be joining in? Check out the event and details at the link below!

Catch ya later! 😉

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