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Dear Authors: The reviews in this blog are only personal opinions. I have absolutely no background in literature, writing or reviewing. I am a Librarian (actually a Library Technician for those who care OR know the difference) with a love for a good story. The opinions in the reviews are ONLY my OPINIONS. I am not commenting on the writers ability since well -- I am not a writer and never will be. If you are the author of any of the books reviewed here, my opinion is just that and not a judgment against you!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

HarperCollins Fall Book Preview

As I have mentioned before one of the best benefits of working for Chapter's (Indigo) is that we get to attend presentations from publishers on their Fall Picks.

The highlight of these for me are the HarperCollins Fall Presentations.  I not only get to hear about some exciting new books, I also get to see two of my favorite people in the publishing industry, Cory and Shannon.

The presentation was informative, inspiring and funny.  Which is totally impressive since Cory had been in Ireland the night before, and Shannon had been awake since 2am.  HarperCollins bosses, these are two dedicated employees, I'm thinking big raises.  Oh yeah and extremely helpful as
I can't and don't want to read every book out there.  And I want to be able to help each and every one of my customers to get the right book for them.

They also brought in the talented author Thomas King to talk to us and we each received a copy of his latest novel, The Back of the Turtle and SIGNED each of our copies.  He was extremely charming, witty and now I totally need to read everything by him now.  Also Mr King, I would really like to read a story of what happened to that asshole that ran over the turtle.

Books I am most interested in reading

The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel
The Crazy Game by Clint Malarchuk
The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion
How to Build a Girl by Caitlan Moran
The Back of the Turtle by Thomas King
Once Upon an Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers
The Jewel by Amy Ewing
Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang
Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant
Doctor who: The Secret Lives of Monsters
Canada's Great War Album by Mark Collin Reid
The Year of Reading Dangerously by Andy Miller
Lady Parts by Andrea Martin (Have been told on numerous occasions and even by Gordon Pinsent that I look like her)
Common Ground by Justin Trudeau
Yes Please by Amy Poehler

If you are interested in finding out more about HarperCollins and their books, here are some helpful links.  Also if you already haven't done so, join the 50 Book Pledge.

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  1. I love Harper Collins -- it's a fabulous company with great customer service. They bend over backward to get their books into the hands of readers and bloggers. Love, love, love them!

    I'm excited for MESSENGER OF FEAR and lots of the others on this list.

    1. Thanks Susan, I agree with you, they are fabulous! Excellent taste as well, love Michael Grant

  2. Aw, thanks for the very kind post (and for your sweet comment Susan). It's a fun job and the people we work with are definitely super book lovers.

    - cory