Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Please Ignore Vera Dietz Book Launch Party & Giveaway

Last weekend, Booking Daughter and I had the pleasure of attending the book launch party for A.S. King's new novel PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ. My favorite bookstore Aaron's Books in Lititz, PA, hosted the event and I thought it was huge hit! There was a great crowd filled with lots of Amy's family and friends, and Amy read us some excerpts from her incredible novel -- you can read my review here. The food was terrific too. We had pizza (which fit perfectly with the book since Vera had a job delivering pizzas) along with a book-themed cake and homemade cupcakes topped with images from the book (see pictures below.) And as if that wasn't enough, Amy's daughter even gave out little bags of chocolate for party favors. It was so much fun!
Even though PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ is geared towards an older audience, Booking Daughter still managed to have a wonderful time. She absolutely loves the folks at Aaron's books as well as Amy. Personally, I think she's kind of excited to say she's friends with a real-live author. I can't blame her because I feel the exact same way. Check out Booking Daughter with her pickle cupcake!
As you already know, I am a huge fan of A.S. King's and I think PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ is truly a remarkable book. I really can't recommend it enough and I encourage all of you to get your hands on a copy of this book right away!

Did you think I'd go to a party and forget about all of my friends? Of course not! I have one autographed copy of PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ to share with one of you! To enter, just fill out the form below before November 1, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. ET, 2010. I will randomly pick the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you who have U.S. or Canada addresses only. Good luck!

15 comments:

Beth F said...

OMG I love that cake and the cupcakes. How fabulous. And Booking Daughter is all smiles.

I love Amy's books and will have my review of Vera up soon. But I have an ARC not a finished book, so I'm hoping I win the giveaway.

Sandy Nawrot said...

All the sudden this book is EVERYWHERE! Thank you for sharing a copy. I'm incredibly jealous that you have a relationship with such a wonderful bookstore. There are opportunities in Orlando, people! We have no indies!

bermudaonion said...

Booking Daughter looks like she's having a fabulous time. Book events are so much fun - I can't figure out why more people don't go. I'm supposed to get a copy of this book, but after 3 weeks it hasn't come, so I entered your giveaway.

A.S. King said...

Woot! A giveaway!
Bermudaonion--did you contact someone at RH or me for this copy? Don't be afraid to nudge!

Beth Hoffman said...

Booking Daughter is so, so cute!

marthalama said...

What a beautiful and happy Booking Daughter you have. It looks like a great book launch. Hurray, for a giveaway. I've just started hearing about this so thanks for the opportunity.

Cindy said...

Julie booking daughter is to cute I am happy she enjoyed the event. I think all us book lovers are like you. Sounds like it was an awesome event. I have been to a few and there was only one event that actually served cupcakes and tea to us.

I think the same thing happened with me that happened to Kathy. So I am going to enter your giveaway.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I love your pictures! BD is looking so grown up these days!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Man, I missed out on an event! I am sad about that; if I was closer, I'd have joined you guys.

I've got this posted at Win a Book for you. Thanks for the mail!

Patty said...

I couldn't fit my address in the little box!!!

Nancye said...

Ooooops! I hit the wrong button above and didn't include my whole address so I filled out the form again. Please disregard the first entry. Thanks for the great giveaway!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

LisaMM said...

Looks like a fun party, and what a beautiful young lady you have there!!

Karlie said...

Bummer that I couldn't go. I cannot wait to read this book. Amazon is giving it great reviews too. Cute pics of my niece :)

Vasilly said...

I just saw this book and was wondering should I read it! The cake and cupcakes look great.

Andrea said...

I was the lucky winner of this book! (Thanks, Booking Mama!) It came in the mail yesterday and I finished it last night. It was EXCELLENT! I will be reading more of A.S. King!

Thanks again!