Friday, May 15, 2015

Mission: Rochester Teen Book Festival 2015 (Book Challenge Recap)

Tomorrow is the Rochester Teen Book Festival (@tbflive). If you are in the area and love YA, you have GOT to come over to Nazareth and check it out. I'm one of the author handlers for James Howe. Look for me in one of the florescent orange Tshirts! I'll rock it, obviously.

In anticipation of the festival, I challenged myself to Mission: TBFLive in which I was to read at least one book by each participating author. Luckily, there were a few that I had already read. But I still had about 25 authors to get to know. I accepted my challenge with a "Ha!!" and a "Bring it On" and then myself said "Ha HAAA! It's already been brought-en" and then it just got ugly.

Back on the sane side of things, I'm a procrastinator... so, basically, I've read 15 of these in the last two weeks. I just got Heather Terrell's The Fallen Angel, yesterday. And Chris Pallace's book hasn't gotten to me from book loan, yet. So, pending my own brain functioning tonight, I will be short ONE FRICKING BOOK!!  Ridiculous.  

This is the current wallpaper on my computer at work. Tiled, of course. (I think it's capable of inspiring a seizure.) I've been breathing TBF for two weeks and I'm excited to have the whole thing POP, tomorrow! Not like a pimple. That's gross. Like a fire cracker! Duh.

Post TBF, I plan on catching up with my Reading groups. They probably miss me. I might take a nap first.

Here's how the Mission all went down.

M. T. Anderson     
Thirsty, Feed
My thoughts on Feed are on my most recent post.
Jennifer Lynn Barnes     
Raised by Wolves
I definitely want to finish this series.
Charles Benoit     
Fall from Grace
This was so fun. I’m so glad I read this.
Heather Brewer     
Vladimir Chronicles 1- 4
Needing to read more than just the first one really killed my completion time for the challenge!
Jessica Brody     
Series to finish
Michael Buckley     
Sisters Grimm*
I have the two NERDS books at home. Plan to read.
Matt de la Peña     
The Living
This is a series to finish
Ally Condie     
When I head back into the dystopian genre, I’ll look Condi up, again.
Cinda Williams Chima     
The Heirs*
Sarah Dessen
Just Listen, Truth about Forever*
Kevin Emerson     
I went back and forth about this book. I would give the second one a shot.
Gayle Forman     
If I Stay
I had planned to miss all things Forman until some of the hype died down… but this book was good. Though, I think I would have liked a different ending.
April Henry     
The night she disappeared
Ellen Hopkins     
WAY better than I thought. The ending caught me by surprise.
Julie Kagawa     
The Iron Series*
A. S. King     
Reality Boy; Ask the Passengers
One of my new faves, for sure
Jo Knowles     
Jumping Off Swings (#1)
Emmy Laybourne     
Monument 14
Katie McGarry     
Crash into You
This turned out to be the third in a series. Oops. I might have been fine alone, though. It was light reading (for a 474 pages). Good girl, bad boys, messed up family lives. What’s not to love?
Sarah J. Maas     
Throne of Glass
A series to finish
Jonathan Maberry     
Rot and Ruin*
A series to finish
G. Neri     
This is the saddest GN in history. I’ll be reading more Neri in the near future.
Jennifer Niven     
All the Bright Places
This book is getting a lot of attention. At least it is on my feeds. It was definitely a golden spot of the challenge but I’m glad I was ahead of some of the buzz.
Chris Pallace
Get Mooned – on its way to my library
Jason Reynolds     
The Boy in the Black Suit
I plan to also read: When I was the Greatest
Kevin Serwacki
Doorknob& the Parade of Bugs
This was a cute little picture book I had to drive two towns over to read at the library. I’m thinking of adding the bunny to my tattoo.
Neal Shusterman     
Bruiser, Unwind*
Already a Fave. Bruiser is one of my top fave books. Still need to finish the Unwind series, though.
Heather Terrell     
Fallen Angel
Just picked it up yesterday. It’s on my agenda to finish today.
Terry Trueman
Stuck in Neutral
I’m mad at this book.
James Howe     
Bunnicula 1-3
This audiobook had me cracking up. I plan to read The Misfits #1 to see what I think.
*read before the challenge        

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