There were signed books from authors like Rick Riordan, Brandon Sanderson, and John Green (people in my top ten favorite authors) just SITTING THERE FOR THE TAKING. There were also other people like Gayle Forman and Marissa Meyer, but I didn't really care about them so sorry.
Like any normal person I woke up around 6:30am to get to my local Barnes & Noble before eight (when they opened). I went through Black Friday traffic (no, I can't drive, but other people drove me) on a pretty busy road anyway for these books. And I did end up getting everything I wanted for the lovely reason of book nerds are not a violent group of people that are more into joking about the people freaking out about the deals at Target across the street than fighting over a copy of Winter.
Anyway, here are the books I purchased. I only spent like.... $160. That's not even that bad, right? Where do I even get this money seriously.
1. Soundless by Richelle MeadEveryone loves this author, and the synopsis sounds amazing. I really think this book is going to take off. Well, okay, I HOPE it does because it sounds so good!
2. The Amazing Book is Not on Fire by Dan Howell and Phil LesterDon't judge me. Shhhhhh. I'm into a lot of things, okay?
3. A Work in Progress by Conner FrantaI already own this book, but you know what? I needed another one.
4. Paper Towns by John GreenI only own the paper back, the e-book, and this signed hardcover. STOP TELLING ME I HAVE A PROBLEM.
5. Red Queen by Victoria AveyardI just thought it was time to finally read this book! At least I don't already own it.
6. Steelheart by Brandon SandersonWell... I do already own this book. BUT. This version is actually the only time I've ever seen this version of the cover in hardback. I.e., it matches the second one now!
7. Really Professional Internet Person by Jenn McAllisterI bought so many YouTuber books I'm sorry. I not sure why I bought this one, though, I don't even watch her. :P
8. The Sword of Summer by Rick RiordanI spent about ten minutes staring at this book debating with myself over whether I should buy this book again. Like, you know you shouldn't buy this book again. It's another 20 dollars down the drain for WHAT? A silly scribble of Sharpie on a page. Then my inner fangirl was just like, buy the book buy the book why is this taking you so long? buy the book. And then I bought it.
I'm glad that's all I bought. In addition, I was also debating over whether getting ACOTAR again, Carry On again, etc. I didn't get them because I haven't even read the copies I OWN.
I have a problem with signed books. (See: Discussion Question Monday: Why do I love signed books?) I buy them because they're signed and special and they make me happy. So I buy a lot of them....
Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it), I have YET ANOTHER regularly scheduled book haul coming in the next couple of weeks. Ha. Ha. I have a problem I know.
Thanks for reading!