Monday, August 29, 2011

Decatur Book Festival Highlight: What I'm bringing

I've been putting together my collection of books that I'll be taking with me to DBF this year and I've come up with quite a stack.  Two trips to McKays and quite a bit of online shopping, plus rounding up what I already owned and here's what I've come up with:

All of Joshilyn Jackson's books: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, Gods in Alabama, Backseat Saints, and Between Georgia.  I actually have two copies of Gods in Alabama, so maybe I'll get them both signed and give one away here!  Maybe.  Or I might just hoard them all.
Seriously Funny, a collection of poems edited by Barbara Hambry and David Kirby.  Neither of them will be at the festival this year, but I'm fairly certain some of the poets in the anthology will be - maybe I should double check that...

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins and Hourglass by Myra McEntire

Teach Me by R.A. Nelson and Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Sweetly by Jackson Pearce and Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

Geektastic (stories by Libba Bray) and The Bermudez Triangle (because there are rumors that Maureen Johnson will be there, so I'm coming prepared)

Swamplandia by Karen Russell and Mrs. Kimble by Jennifer Haigh

Zombies Vs. Unicorns, stories by Libba Bray and Maureen Johnson
Fireworks Over Toccoa by Jeffrey Stepakoff and Coming Up For Air by Patti Callahan Henry

Everything by Mary Kay Andrews I could get my hands on: Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies, Blue Christmas, Savannah Blues (two copies, I have to decide which I like more)

And here it is all together.  I'm still waiting for at least one more in the mail - Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry.


  1. I've been taking Geektastic and Zombies vs Unicorns with me everywhere! I'm trying to collect as many of those signatures as I can!

    Have fun! And enjoy meeting Libba Bray, she's hilarious.

  2. That's a lot to cart around! I want to read Bermudez Triangle!

  3. I thought I had a lot! You've got me beat by quite a few!! See you soon!