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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Left Coast Crime - 2016 - The Books that came home to live in Texas...



I bet you'd like to know what books I got at Left Coast Crime 2016.  You know you would, right?  I had a few in mind when I was planning the trip and checking to see who would be attending.  I also knew that the Poisoned Pen would be a big sponsor of the conference and I wanted to be sure and spend some dollars in their part of the book room.  Yes, there was a book room and lots of books were available.  I think there were 4 or 5 different sellers.

By the end of the conference, I had 29 new books and knew that I wouldn't be able to carry them home on an airplane.  So, I shipped them to Texas.  And UPS delivered them to me last Thursday.  Some of these books were ones I purchased, some came to me in my conference book bag, and a few were given to me at events.


I've divided the books into 3 stacks.  The first books are the ones that are published by The Poisoned Pen Press.  I was able to get most of these signed by the author. 


Chaos Theory by M. Evonne Dobson (gift from author)
Rituals by Mary Anna Evans (gift at Poisoned Pen breakfast)
Silver Lies by Ann Parker (bought)



The next set of books are ones that I bought or traded to get because I saw or heard the authors at panels or other events.  Most I was able to get signed.

  
Dark Waters by Chris Goff (bought)
Fields Of Wrath by Mark Wheaton (from swap table)
Hover by Anne A. Wilson (bought)



The last set of books includes ones that were either in my original LCC book bag (yes, they give you several books) or were ones that I won at events or picked up from the swap table.  I got 3 of these signed.


Tattered Legacy by Shannon Baker (won at panel)
Silent Voices by Ann Cleeves (book bag)
Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates (won at panel)
Bear Is Broken by Lachlan Smith (from swap table)

Probably enough reading material for a while, don't you think?  Now to find room on the shelves...

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Tomorrow, I'll be talking about some of the special events that included food (and books and authors)  - like the Awards Dinner.  And what about that Author Speed Dating?  A wild and crazy experience!

49 comments:

  1. Ooooooh, the reading you have in store!

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    1. Yep. Because my greatest fear is running out of books. How likely do you think that is to happen? LOL LOL

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    2. About as likely as it's happening to me! LOL

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  2. WOW!! What a haul! That would keep me busy for several months. You must've been so excited when U.P.S showed up at your house with that box. :)

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    1. I know. But I have to help keep The Poisoned Pen in business and then, well, so many good authors. I had planned for it. LOL

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing what you brought home. I'm eagerly anticipating BEA this year (my first time!) and planning how to bring home my goodies from this event.

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    1. Deb, ship them home. Seriously. Bet they will have a way to do so. How fun for you to get to go to BEA. I know you will love it.

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  4. Quite a haul... that will keep you busy for a while! How will you ever decide where to start?

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    1. Close my eyes and grab a book! Actually, I'm reading CHAOS THEORY right now. My mystery group is doing YA mysteries for April and that fit right in.

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  5. Wow, that's a lot of books, Kay! Hope you enjoy reading them all and can't wait to hear what you'll think of them!

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  6. Wow! What a haul!
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    1. I'm excited about them. I always am. Books are just my favorite things. LOL

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  7. Lots of good books to read. I think you should enjoy the Mary Anna Evans books. She is a very good author. Your list reminds me that I should read some that are on my TBR list. I have the first in the Donis Casey, Vicki Delany and Jeffrey Siger Series to read.
    I love Anne Cleeves books. For readers who are fans of Louise Penny, they should try the Shetland series or Vera Stanhope series. Thanks for your blog!

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    1. Thanks for the info Lynn. I've meant to read her books for a long time and got to talk with her at the Poisoned Pen breakfast as well. More about that tomorrow.

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  8. Oh, my! You should be set for a while!

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  9. Such pretty books! Almost all of the authors are really new to me so I hope you review them!

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    1. I know. People really don't want to see me croon over them. I try not to be like Gollum. (my precious) LOL

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  10. Wow, impressive haul! I love mysteries, and these look so tempting. Enjoy!

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  11. Lots of good-looking books, Kay. I'll be reading His Right Hand in the near future, since my current read is the first in the series (The Bishop's Wife).

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    1. Oh, look forward to hearing what you think about both of them!

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  12. Wow! That's some book haul! A few names I know in there but the majority are new to me - I look forward to hearing your thoughts on them. Get reading, girl! ;)

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    1. Yes, yes, I will. In fact, I already am. LOL

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  13. Wow. That's a lot of books. I know what you're doing the next few months.

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    1. It is a lot, but it was such fun.

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  14. Wow, *what* a wonderful, wonderful haul. I bet you're thrilled with them!

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    1. Oh I am. I'm having fun paging through them and thinking about what order to read them in.

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  15. Look at all those books! I haven't gone through the whole list yet, but so far some of these sound REALLY good. I'm particularly interested in Unreasonable Doubt by Vicki Delany. The aspect of returning to society after so many years in prison for a crime you didn't commit and where the real perpetrator is still wandering free always intrigues me - and it's set in Canada!

    I swear I never leave your blog without a great book recommendation. :D

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    1. Amanda, Vicki Delany's book is part of a series set in British Columbia. I love it.

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  16. Nice stack of books you got!

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  17. I love books.... Even if I don't get to read all of them I love having them and looking at them. I do some ebooks but still prefer the real thing.

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    1. I know what you mean. I had fun making the stacks and putting them in order and taking pictures....

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  18. What a nice stack of books! It sounds like you had a great time!

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    1. I did have a wonderful time. I'd go again in a heartbeat.

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  19. I'm drooling over your stacks of pretty new books! Impressive haul!

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    1. They are great aren't they? Can't wait to sample all of them.

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  20. Love all the stacks! Hope you've been having fun adding them to your library. You have to tell us which one you start with first. And, definitely want to hear about the author speed dating!

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    1. I've actually started with CHAOS THEORY, which is a YA book. My mystery group is doing YA mysteries for April. It's perfect for that.

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  21. Wonderful stacks of books, wonderful time for you! Glad you had a blast! I haven't heard of many of these books so I'm checking out the links and jotting many of them down to research further. Nice TBR pile, Kay, and will keep you busy off and on through the year :)

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    1. It definitely will, Rita. I kind of had to stop and consider how many I could reasonably handle. That being said, after coming home and going through all the author giveaway bookmarks and things, I picked up a few more for my Kindle. But I had planned to stock up. It's all good. LOL

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  22. Look at all those books! You have some fun reading ahead of you, Kay.

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  23. This is the post I was waiting for! So many awesome books! You have a lot of fun reading ahead.

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    1. I do and I'm very excited about many of these.

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  24. I have read a few (well, actually only two) of those authors and I look forward to any that you review. I read A Killing At Cotton Hill and liked it. I have read one Vicki Delany and would like to read more. And I have the first in Siger's Mykonos series, but haven't read it.

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    1. Good to know, Tracy. I'm excited about all of these. Just have to make my selections as to where to start. :-)

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